GET TOGETHER- Unity: The Funnel That the Anointing Flows Through
Ps 133:1 -3 A Song of Ascents. Of David.>> Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing-Life forevermore.
I remember having a truck one time that I had to keep oil behind the seat and use a funnel to get the oil into the engine. Without that oil the engine would be ruined in no time. Oil is often symbolic of the anointing in the scriptures. Just like that truck would be ruined if it didn’t have any oil in it the individual Christian, the local church and the Kingdom can’t function as we are supposed to without the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
In this passage we get the picture of how important that unity is for God’s people. The Hebrew term for pleasant is towb. It means to be delightful. When a group of believers are in unity it is a pleasant and delightful place to be. It is good when we are together. This goes for Christians meeting for corporate worship and for Christians who may be meeting one on one or in small groups.
When we dwell together we go through challenges together, heartbreaks, disappointments, victories, and joyful occasions as we are dwelling together. When we are in unity the Holy Spirit will be with us in special ways. I think about how good that oil must have felt on Aaron’s chapped dry skin as Israel was wandering about in the dessert.
Have you ever wondered why the demonic forces of evil serving Satan work so hard to disrupt unity? They know that if they can get us focused on one another’s short comings that they will get our focus off Jesus. They know that when this happens that the Holy Spirit will be grieved. Their strategy is to quench the Spirit in the home, the local church, and the Spirit’s work through us in the Kingdom of God.
If there ever was a time that the Body of Christ needed to be sure that we did not quench the work of the Holy Spirit, it is now. We can begin by praying for our homes that the Holy Spirit will be at work in our homes. The Lord desires that we have strife free homes. He desires for His presence to be in our homes in a wonderful way. Jesus said that a house divided against itself cannot stand.
We need His manifest presence in our local congregations. When we have that people will show up and literally feel His presence. That is why unity is so important. We need His presence as He rebuilds relationships with Christians in other parts of the Body of Christ. We need unity so that the world can see that we are one in Christ and that our love for each other is stronger than any denominational, or non-denominational difference.
When we have this type unity around the essentials of the faith the Holy Spirit will be upon all that we do as we go into the highways and byways to advance the Kingdom of God upon the earth. Then we will be ready to see presence based healings, presence based deliverances, and presence based salvations take place in our services as well as out in the world where Jesus has commanded all of us to go. Are you ready to be a funnel that the anointing of the Holy Spirit can flow through? Pray for unity, be a vessel that helps to promote unity. Forgive any Christians that you may have an issue with. Pray for those to forgive you that may have an issue with you. It is good and it is pleasant. It is a blessing!
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that You have called us for such a time as this. Help us to be funnels that the oil of gladness and the anointing of the Holy Spirit can flow through.
In Jesus Name
Give me oil in my lamp keep it burning!