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There is a spirit that is at work in our world. It is working in our nation, in our states, in our cities, in our communities, in our business, in our churches, in our families and it is an attack on Unity.
Mark 3:24-25 AMP. “If a kingdom is divided [split into factions and rebelling] against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”
This is a principle Jesus was teaching about division and unity. Anything divided against itself will not stand. This means that whatever is divided and fighting itself can not advance. When you are divided between family the family fights and argues and filled with unforgiveness will never grow and advance in love, peace, and joy. They are destroying each other and the enemy just laughs.
There are two things you will always see when there are divisions, chaos, confusion. We all know who the author of confusion is, it is Satan.
Remember our fight is not against flesh and blood. We must remember our fight is against spiritual forces so we must do everything in our power to stay spiritual.
In the military, they teach battle or war strategies. The first one is divide and conquer. This is the first strategy to conquer your enemy. This is Satan's number one strategy to conquer us, our families, our churches, our community, our city, our state, our nation, and our world.
“When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.”- Ethiopian Proverb
The power of this quote is so true. The ant is another small insect but because they are united in their efforts they can do extraordinary things. The bumblebees and the hive and honey are also examples of the power of unity.
Unity is hard and very difficult. Unity involves seeking the best for everyone, not just you.
Paul Bryant said, “In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first—-ahead of personal glory.”
Unity is putting the team first and ahead of personal glory.
I am not a super sports fan but I do follow the championships, the endings. This last NBA championship was super. Milwaukee Bucks championship-leading with Giannis Antetokounmpo they played as a team. They were in unity. Many others teams were fighting, pointing fingers, and blaming. They won because they played as a team. No one played for personal glory.
The power of becoming “Unified”.
It is a very difficult thing to create because we are human and were are in the world with our flesh. Unity is a spiritual creation. Selfishness, pride, ego, self-promotion are all-natural human sides of us.
There is a story that shows the power of unity.
“WE ARE SO POWERFUL, WE ARE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD. THE PROBLEM WE DO NOT KNOW HOW POWERFUL AND THE ABILITIES THAT GOD PLACED IN US AT CREATION.
Here mankind is realizing his power.
Genesis 11:4 AMP. “They said, “Come, let us build a city for ourselves, and a tower whose top will reach into the heavens, and let us make a [famous] name for ourselves, so that we will not be scattered [into separate groups] and be dispersed over the surface of the entire earth [as the Lord instructed].”
Mankind got this idea that they could build a tower up to Heaven. This is not God’s plan but man's. They said let us make a famous name for ourselves. Does anyone recognize this spirit?
Pride, self-promotion, ego are all at work here. They are trying to do it outside of God's Ways. They were going to build something without the power of God.
But wait a minute. They did have the power of God to create in them, even if they were to build something that was not God nor did it please God. But, the power to create was in them, because God allowed us to be created in His Image.
Genesis 11:6 AMP. “And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one [unified] people, and they all have the same language. This is only the beginning of what they will do [in rebellion against Me], and now no evil thing they imagine they can do will be impossible for them.”
Genesis 11:6 AMP
Genesis 11:6 NCV. “The Lord said, “Now, these people are united, all speaking the same language. This is only the beginning of what they will do. They will be able to do anything they want.”
Listen the Bible says they were united and unified.
United means: involving people or groups working together to achieve something, made up of members who share the same purpose, interest, etc. Having the same goals, ideas, and principles, AS ONE.
AS ONE, remember the movie gladiator. When they were all in the coliseum together. The first instinct was to separate and fight for their own lives, but Maximus instructs them their chances of staying alive depend on them fighting as one.
They are united and unified and speaking the same language. There is power in unity that God created in us and even if its negative and not Godly it’s still powerful.
God realizes how powerful man is. He says in AMP This is only the beginning of what they will do in rebellion against me.
There is power in unity even if it's evil. This is why Satan fights to divide churches, families, communities, businesses, because of the power of Unity.
When we as a people get into Unity it is only the beginning of what we can become and what we can accomplish.
This is why the attacks are so hard against groups like the church or a couple. If the enemy can cause division in a church and family how many casualties can he claim? I have seen over the years the ones that really suffer is the children. When the enemy has divided a family from the church or divided husband and wife the children always suffer the worst.
“And now no evil thing they imagine they can do will be impossible for them.” AMP
They will be able to do anything they want.” NCV
God is showing the results of unity and being unified.
Israel when they left Egypt and were in the wilderness they were so divided. They divided against God, against Moses, and even against themselves. The enemy was able to destroy their destiny because they allowed the division to fill their hearts, minds, and mouths. They felt it, thought it, then, of course, they spoke it, and then they got what they believed, DEATH.
Romans 12:16 AMP. “Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty [conceited, self-important, exclusive], but associate with humble people [those with a realistic self-view]. Do not overestimate yourself.”
PRIDE IS DANGEROUS. LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ONE ANOTHER. SEE IF THESE ARE IN YOU. THEY WILL FIGHT UNITY.
1 Corinthians 1:10 AMP. But I urge you, believers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in full agreement in what you say, and that there be no divisions or factions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your way of thinking and in your judgment [about matters of the faith].”
Psalms 133:1 AMP. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!”
Henry Ford said, “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.”
Being United and Unified in God, God’s Way in our church and families. We can not be stopped.
Lastly. God had to change their languages. When division is present people no longer speak the same languages. They no longer desire the same things. Self rules and destruction follows.
Power is unity.