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THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT

 “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling” (Eph. 4:4 NKJV)

 

We have been called by God and He has placed us in a position to be the light and salt to our world (Matt. 5:13).  Therefore we must walk worthy of this calling (Eph. 4:1).  We have been chosen by God and placed in a position of honor to affect the nations of this world, and we must walk in this truth and understanding (Ps. 49:20).  To excel in our position of assignment, we must walk with all lowliness and gentleness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit (Eph. 4: 2-3).

 

As believers, we must live our life with the understanding that God chose us in Him from the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4) and that He adopted us as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself (Eph. 1:5).  We must be conscious that God not only redeemed us (Eph. 1:7) but that He also sealed us with the Holy Spirit of promise (Eph. 1:13). God loved us even before He created the world.  We are defined by who God says we are and not by what the world say we are.

 

To maintain our calling, is to maintain the unity of the spirit and be in one accord with the brethrens (Acts 5:12), in order for us to establish the purpose of God for which we were called.  Like the early church, we must deal with anything and everything that wants to bring or cause a division within the body of Christ (Acts 5: 1-5).

 

We are the church, and God has made His manifest wisdom known to us (Eph. 3:10).  Our lives as believers must be lived within the perspective of what God has said about us concerning His plans and purposes for us.

 

In order for us to be equipped for the work of the ministry and the edification of the body of Christ (Eph. 4:12), there must be a binding in the spirit among the brethrens, through the common understanding of what Jesus did For us to come to the unity of faith and of knowledge of the son of God (Eph. 4:13), there is also the need for proper teaching of the brethrens (Eph. 4:11).

 

When there is no unity of the spirit, we will not, as a body, be able to fulfill the purpose of God (1 Cor. 1:10).  There cannot be progress.  We must always approach God because He is God and not because of our own personal agenda.  Finally, we have been instructed to be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted and courteous, because this is the purpose of God for us, in order to have a heritage of blessing (1 Peter 3:8-9).

 

 

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