In John 17, Jesus’ prayer to His Father was that He would keep His disciples united. Unity is what God seeks for His church. From the beginning, the Godhead was united. In the garden of Eden, there was unity till the Fall. Since the beginning, the devil has sought to cause division with his attack on believers. In Genesis 11, God saw that the people at Babel were united, but on an evil project, and they spoke with one language. So God dispersed the people by confusing their language (Gen 11:7 – 9). At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came and further united the believers through them praying in the Spirit. Could this be the way we can unite again?
Spirit of Jesus
We have all been given one and the same Spirit. This is the Spirit of Jesus. When we walk in the Spirit as He is in the Spirit we have fellowship with one another. So why are we so divided? Maybe we are not walking in the Spirit. Maybe we are being divided by walking in the flesh. If this is so then we need to pray in the Spirit, in the new language God has given us, to unite us in the Spirit. Could this be the key to walking in the Spirit and in unity with one another?
At Pentecost God poured out His Spirit and the disciples were all filled with the Spirit and spoke with other languages (Acts 2:4). There was a complete change in the atmosphere and unity of those gathered in the upper room. They later began to sell all they had to meet the needs of each other. There was no division. It seemed impossible but God made it possible. Should we pray for such an outpouring now? Do we yearn to be like the disciples in the upper room? Is this what Jesus is looking for in these last days before He returns? The world is so divided by so many opinions and lies. Can we as a body of believers bring heaven to earth by our unity in the Spirit?
Unity In The Spirit
I think we can. We need to pray for the Spirit to fill and overflow through us as we pray in the Spirit. In the Spirit, there are no opinions, only His will. His will is to unite us and not divide us. In the Spirit, we can overcome all fleshly desires. We will not be driven by selfish ambition and pride, but we will humble ourselves and seek to serve each other. In such an atmosphere of trust, we can bring heaven down to earth and heal the earth. Come Lord Jesus and hear our cry and unite us in these days.