Last week we talked about UNITY in the Kingdom of God
Through the course of history, man has discovered that there exist certain natural laws that are universal in nature. That is, these laws affect everyone and everything regardless of their social status, religious beliefs or nationality. Everyone readily accepts the fact that the Law of Gravity applies equally to both the rich Atheist in the Australia and the poor Hindu in India.
Those who are intellectually open and honest must also acknowledge a plethora of natural laws found in the Holy Scriptures. The laws of Health, Finances, Sowing and Reaping and Multiplication, just to name a few, are as universally applicable, constant and reproducible as the First Law of Thermodynamics. Mans’ vain attempts to ignore or disprove these laws prove to be as futile as trying to ignore or disprove the Law of Gravity.
Since these laws remain constant through the ages, it would be to our benefit to understand them; to familiarize ourselves with their application, so that they become an avenue of blessing. The first of these laws is the Law of Unity.
Genesis 11:5,6 :And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they imagined to do.
According to the testimony of the Lord God, any time a group of people have totally dedicated themselves to the attainment of a specific goal, that goal shall be achieved.
There are many examples of this principle in action and one physical example that comes to mind is the Charge of the Lighthorse in 1917.
Although our Christian lives are lived out in the physical realm, the real work and warfare is conducted in the spiritual realm (II Corinthians 10:3,4; Ephesians 6:12). That’s why prayer and praying together as one is so important. That’s why we are part of “Million Men Praying” and “Church Unite” ( I encourage you to sign up now for October the 19th)
The final petition of our Lord’s high priestly prayer was for unity in the believers: that we would be one even as Jesus and the Father are one (John 17:20-23). The task of building the Kingdom of God in this fallen world appears impossible. How can so few reach so many? It can only happen when we walk in unity. God’s Kingdom will be established when we set aside our personal desires and comforts and agree on one purpose: God’s purpose.
And it all starts with the “Leaders”. The leaders of the Church and all the Market Place leaders who believe! The political, the educational, the media, the arts, the business world.
Can you imagine the possible result?
John for the kingdom Builders Team