There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and l all, and in you all.
This spiritual unity is central to revival in the last days. All of us say we want a move of God, but there are many different thoughts of what the last great revival will look like. This passage of scripture describes one of the necessary ingredients or descriptions of this last great move of the Spirit of God on the earth. Paul was describing a spiritual unity, a unity birthed by the Spirit, that has been rarely seen since the day of Pentecost. Remember Luke’s description of that great day, “they were all with one accord in one place”. That spiritual unity was short lived but played a major role in the outpouring of the Spirit on that great day. It was what David called the “place of commanded blessing” in Psalm 133. In that atmosphere of oneness the Holy Spirit began to be poured out on all flesh.
We believe 2011 will be a critical year in the Lord’s prophetic plan, unity will play a key role in what happens in the days and months ahead of us. With that thought in mind, how is your relationship with the body of Christ? Are you vitally connected to His church? Are you connected to a local church? Are your gifts being used effectively for the advancement of His kingdom?
If not, now is a good time to start. Offer your body to the Lord as a living sacrifice. Offer your giftings to be used in a practical way in your local church, allow yourself to be connected to this spiritual oneness that Paul believed was critical to His advancing kingdom.
As we begin this new year we should remember that incredible scene at the dedication of Solomon’s temple. The priests were all together in one accord, offering themselves in worship to the Lord. As they worshipped, the Lord came down in His cloud of Glory. They could not stand to minister because of the heaviness of His Presence. Will He do it again? Will He do it here in our church? If so, will you be there drinking in His goodness? I believe we live in the times just before the last great move of God’s Spirit on the earth. Determine in your heart to humble yourself and join together as we become “ONE” waiting in His Presence.