Monday, June 8, 2015

Dream of Unity

Last night in that halfway between asleep and awake I had a dream, vision, thought... I don't know.  It was of a group of people.  Christians.  In a church.  The whole of the group was alive with wildfire.  It would have made very religious people uncomfortable. Passion was central. Love flowed.

Then there was a time in the meeting when the desire to bless others came over the group.  It was so rapid and intense that people were overcome with the moment. Tears, Hugs, Joy, Laughter.  People ran to love on others.

The atmosphere was charged with such a spirit of unity that it was hard to imagine more.  The idea that if we all worked together as ONE nothing is impossible.  There is truth in that.

The pastor of a large church I knew made a comment after several men in their 30s who were successful, prosperous, energetic, sound doctrine and passionate had come into the fellowship.  He said, "With the men we have today we can do ANYTHING".  Great things did happen.  Those were wonderful days while unity reigned.  Of course the devil is a divider.  He makes certain that the dream and vision never happens.  He wants to keep believers segregated by race creed and color.  It makes sure that unity's power is never realized.  It would threaten hell.

 I don't know the price in comprise that unity requires.  I'm not sure it's worth it. The real unity is love one another as I have loved you.  It's a command.

There can be ungodly unity.  We see it spring up.  ISIS.  NAZI. Demonic unity.

The Lord is against artificial unity.

Genesis 11:5 the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”

In God we can do anything.. In unity.  Striving for Godly Unity is a challenge we all face. Love is the key.. not hate.

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