Perfected and Completed into One
Oneness is one of the most passionate requests Jesus made to the Father. Concerning all believers, He asked:
“that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me. I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me.”
~ John 17:21-23
What a powerful gift of mercy, to be one with the Lord and each other! Oneness is the very character and nature of God; the Father, Son and Spirit are ONE. It is His heart and sheer delight to draw us into sweet fellowship and powerful partnership with Him, and with each other.
The Power of Unity
The power of unity is huge. If we look at the tower of Babel account, the unrighteous in unity built something so powerful that God had to disperse them. How much more will we build the Kingdom of Heaven on earth when we ask the Father to help us to be truly one, as His Church Family (Ephesians 3:14-16), the Ekklesia.
Jesus said, ‘for Your love will now live in them, even as I live in them!’ ~ John 17:26b
That is the indwelling anointing of the fullness of God’s love by the Holy Spirit, that we have full agreement.
‘I urge you, my brothers and sisters, for the sake of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree to live in unity with one another and put to rest any division that attempts to tear you apart. Be restored as one united body living in perfect harmony. Form a consistent choreography among yourselves, having a common perspective with shared values.’
~ 1 Corinthians 1:10 TPT
Anointing for Oneness
There is an anointing for ‘oneness’ that came to followers of Jesus at Pentecost, when they were filled with the Holy Spirit and had tongues of fire on them. The change was tangible — they had one heart and one mind! This resulted in continuous salvations for others.
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
~ Acts 2:46-47 TPT
There is a Holy Spirit anointing oil for oneness being poured out on us all: His royal priesthood just like it was given to the priests (one who intercedes) in Psalm 133. As we dwell together in unity, He commands the blessing of prosperity and life forevermore.
Divisions are not of God
The enemy loves to divide and conquer!
“But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”
~ Matthew 12:25
For too long the Christians have been in division, and have become a laughingstock to politicians. A politician has said to me:
“You Christians don’t realize if you came united with one spokesperson and were all in agreement – you far outnumber any other group. But we cannot take you seriously because you are all saying different things!”
There is something tangible flowing from Heaven to earth that knits hearts together as one, and it overrides our differences. Let us look to Jesus, forgive one another, bless one another and allow love to cover everything else.
If not for our sake, then for the sake of Jesus, who asked the Father for this oneness that came to us by the Holy Spirit. And especially right now, for the sake of the unborn and the future generations. When we are one, the Lord commands a blessing, and children are a blessing from the Lord!
Prayer: Lord, in Your mercy forgive us our sins against You, where we live individual lives and grow individual churches. We repent for when we have not entered fully into all You have for us to be one, just as Jesus and You, Father, are One. Let your oil of unity flow throughout Your Ekklesia like we have never known before. May it soften hardness of heart, and release a heavenly fragrance that brings change to our nation. Let love flow and shift our hearts to line up with Your heart for the unborn everywhere. In Jesus Your Son’s powerful and redeeming Name, Amen.
- Repent for division in our hearts towards those who are in the Body of Christ, our true family.
- Ask the Father that we be one, just as Jesus and the Father are one, so that the world may know He sent Him.
- May all the things that unite us be strengthened, and the love shed abroad in us deepen.
- Declare the church is maturing into perfected and completed oneness, to be of one accord especially on behalf of the unborn. We thank the Lord for the incredible turnout for the Sydney pro-life march – let it happen again in Adelaide on August 31st.
- Plead with God, bind, loose, legislate, decree on behalf of the unborn together with thousands of other Christians in answer to this call.
Spend time today listening to the Lord, and Pray what is on His Heart.
FAST + PRAY = LIFE
Today as we stand together ‘as one’ in prayer and fasting may the Lord:
STOP the proposed Abortion Reform Bill in South Australia – “Statutes Amendment (Abortion Law Reform) Bill.”
Push Back and eventually STOP Abortion in every state and territory in Australia!
SHIFT the culture of this Nation to Mercy, Peace, Righteousness and Justice
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