The human hand is the most significant analogy concerning the power of unity. A hand wide open with fingers outstretched, used with force, can slap, causing redness and pain to an offender. However, a hand with fingers clench tightly into a fist will produce a powerful punch, knocking out the offender. The power of unity in your life offers a powerful punch to any entity that threatens you or those you love. A family, neighborhood, or nation wrought together can be a powerful force against any foe. Unity transcends all other issues, if you can unify any group for a cause, good or bad, the results can be miraculous or devastating, depending on the goal.
Unfortunately for humanity, one act of discord separated us from God. Because of trickery and delusions of grandeur, we became subjected to evil. It is still like this today; we allow trickery and delusions of grandeur to take us from the Spirit of God, forgetting that, only with communion or common union with God can our lives be blessed. The most remarkable story of unity in the Bible came after the ascension of Jesus. It occurred, on the day of Pentecost, after the disciples replaced Judas Iscariot with Matthias and were 12 in number again. In one accord and in one vision, they were visited by the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus. In their unity they were granted the Spirit of the Holy Ghost, allowing all that gathered within hearing distance to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their own native language.
Today, it is not that difficult for people to understand the concept of unity; it is why we clan, gang, club, fraternize, commune, and sect. Even in our separation we attempt to unify, reconstituting all of our individual preferences as close to one accord as possible.
When in prayer, the Bible says, “Where two or three are gathered in My name, there Am I in the midst of them.”
It is true, you can pray by yourself; but, just imagine how significant the prayer would be if your whole family was praying together, or your friends, or your colleagues, or your city, or your nation, or this world; all in one accord, in one purpose, as one mind, calling out for an act of God. The action of unity is God’s purpose for your life, stop waiting for others; it could be that the unifying factor is you. Isn't it time to join God in unity? L.
Study Reference: Acts 1:1-26 & Acts 2:1-21
From; "The Power of Unity." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
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