“Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, (Acts 2:44) (NKJV). The greatest attribute of the early church was the unity that existed amongst them which enabled them to establish the plan of God during that period. When we gather in church, we gather in the name of the Lord, because God has a purpose for us.
We also gather in church to be equipped for the work of the ministry and for the edification of the church (Eph. 4:12). God’s vision is for His church to have all things done in common (Acts 2:44), caring for one another (Acts 2:46) and the giving of ourselves in His name.
The church is supposed to be a community of believers who depend on one another, sharing a common ideal, purpose and vision which binds them all together, and this enables them to fulfill the purpose and vision of God.
For the church to arise and shine (Isa. 60:1) in order to advance the agenda of God, there must be unity in the church, otherwise confusion within the church will be inevitable as a result of the existence of divergent agendas.
Christ is the head of the church (Col. 1:18), and we are designed to draw our life, inspiration, strength and even our ambition from Him. If our strength and inspiration comes from any other source, we certainly cannot fit into the end time plan of God.
The word of God is spirit and life (John 6:63). The word is meant to transform our lives to enable us prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Rom. 12:2). It is only when we are made perfect in one, then the world will know that it was God that sent Jesus (John 17:23).
To advance the Kingdom of God and to be a part of God’s plan, it is important that the church has a common purpose, mind and vision, which is centered on Jesus.
As members of the body of Christ, we must therefore watch and pray (Matt. 26:41) and let him who thinks he stands take heed, lest he fall (1 Cor. 10:12).