Wednesday, March 21, 2018

February 23: Tearing Down the Walls

Signature:2a0f6d0366f291694bd9cc422bff24b12e1d3afd88bc0ed09c9a8814df3c0837Nimrod, whose name means “rebellion”, sought to build a tower reaching the heavens so they could make a name for themselves.  The earth was of one language, the people were one, and because of that they were powerful; there was nothing they could not accomplish because they were in one accord.

Matthew 18:19 says, “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.”  Oh, if we could only grasp this truth.

God looked down upon Nimrod as the people of the earth were in one accord and He knew that they could accomplish anything.  Not only were two of them in agreement, they were ALL one voice, one tongue, one purpose. Unfortunately, their purpose was to build a tower (Babel), which was an act of pride and rebellion.

“And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”  (Genesis 11:6-7)

Jesus told us that if we could possibly come into agreement with each other, that nothing would be impossible for us…it would be done for us.  Our agreement must be bidirectional; we must be in agreement vertically (agreeing with the Word of God and His promises to us), and we must be in agreement horizontally (agreeing – in unity – with each other).

There is power in unity; anointing flows in unity.  Psalm 132 gives us a glorious picture of unity…“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”  The body in unity allows the anointing to flow and opens the door for blessing.  The perfect picture of unity.

Have you ever asked why your prayers aren’t answered even when you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are asking according to God’s will?  Do a self-check and examine your heart. Are relationships in your life partitioned by jealousy or strife?  Are there walls of division in your associations and relationships because of selfishness or pride?

Tear those partitions down—those walls of division. Come into agreement with God’s promises and with your brothers and sisters.  Become one voice with one purpose so that “nothing will be restrained” from you.  It’s God’s plan that we be one voice with one purpose in one Body.

Teach us, Lord, to walk according to Your will as one voice with one purpose.  In Jesus name, by His blood I pray, amen and amen.

“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one” (John 17:21-22).

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