GET TOGETHER- UNITY AND THE PRESENCEOF GOD
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.
Have you ever been in a place, or with a group of people and it was so good that you just didn’t want to leave there? I have on several occasions. One place is our home. I really sense the presence of God in our home in a special way. At the place where our congregation meets I really discern the presence of God. There have been numerous retreats that I have worked on and a lot of other places where God’s presence has been felt in a very special way.
Now let me say this we know that God is omnipresent so through the Holy Spirit God is everywhere. With that said there are those times that the Holy Spirit let’s you know that He is at work and that He is pleased and is making Himself known that we are in His presence. I believe that He really desires for it to be that way all the time and everywhere that we are. He wants it to be that way in our homes, our work place, schools, and everywhere that God’s people are.
A key ingredient for that to happen is unity. Where there is unity it is a pleasure and a blessing to serve the Lord. It is not only good, but it is pleasant and delightful. It is like oil upon the head. That oil figuratively describes the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The anointing oil was olive oil with sweet cinnamon, calamus, and myrrh. In that part of the world in those days it was customary to pour out the oil on the head in such an extravagant way that every limb of the person would be touched by the oil.
I believe that the Lord wants to pour out His Holy Spirit on His people in a way that not only every limb is touched, but every part of the Body. That is one reason why unity is so important and why the adversary works so hard to promote discord among God’s people.
On the Day of Pentecost they were all in one accord :
“Ac 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Ac 2:1 ¶ When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Ac 2:46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking “bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart.”
They weren’t there pointing out each other’s faults, or arguing about who would get the best seat anymore. They were in one accord, walking in obedience and expecting. Then the Holy Spirit was poured out upon them. May all of us pray for unity in the congregation where we serve, in our homes, and in the Body of Christ. There is a promise when we do. God commands the blessing life forever more. He will make His presence known.
Let Us Pray
Lord today help us to endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace. We believe that where there is unity, and love for one another that You will show up and do great and mighty things.
In Jesus Name
It has been very cold in Hamilton, Alabama this week.