The Blessing of Unity - by Jeanne McGrew

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 133, expressing the heart of God regarding the blessing of unity~ How pleasant it is when the brethren dwell together in unity!  For it is like the oil that runs down the beard of Aaron and covers the hem of his garments. It is like the dew on Hermon and there (in the place of unity) the Lord has commanded the blessing life evermore

Unity holds a 3 fold blessing; the anointing, a refreshing and the commanded blessing of life. I want this in my home, in our church and in His body. It is in this place of love and unity that others visibly recognize a work that can only be done by a supernatural force ~ God and His Spirit. 

Amos 3:3 Asks the question, ‘Can two walk together unless they be agreed’?  The answer is an obvious ‘no’.

From Matthew 12 we find Jesus teaching us three things through his conversation with the pharisees who’ve accused him of casting out the devil by the devil.  Verse 25 reads,  “Every Kingdom divided against itself is laid waste and no city or house divided against itself will stand.  And if Satan casts out Satan he is divided against himself how then will his kingdom stand.  Jesus addressed the destruction of division in three areas, a Kingdom, a home and the individual himself.  Malachi emphasizes “God hates divorce” and Jesus later tells us the only reason divorce occurs is because of hardness of heart. 

The whole purpose of God, Christ and the church is to be found in the context of oneness.  One with the Father through His son, one with each other in every God ordained relationship.  It is this unity that is always under attack. It is this unity that must be guarded at all cost. It is this unity that promises the presence of His anointing, His refreshing and His life. 

There are things that we cannot get alone.  We are divinely connected for the purposes of God and when we severe those, we step into destruction. It doesn’t matter how we color it or how we deny it, where there is division and strife, there is every evil work. No wonder God said, what God has joined together let not man put asunder.

This is so much bigger than just our marriage union but since we are talking “family matters” please consider today the places where you are “dis-agreeing” with first of all God and His word and then within your family, spouse and children. 

Mindful that the blessing only lies in the unity we hold - with God and with each other.