THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH
The early church of God as referred in the book of Acts, started with a strong unity by gather daily (Acts 2:46), selling their possessions and laying the proceeds at the feet of the apostles (Acts 2:44-45; 4:33-37) and were one in heart and mind for God. But later we see this change as the church grew.
Paul in I Corinthians 1:10 say “I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
The church today faces challenges of disunity caused by struggles of members to achieve status and superiority as in the early churches. The scriptures are encouraging unity among…show more content… And this message reached the whole world in the first century itself, breaking the strongholds of Satan. Today, our selfish motives, hatred are spreading like contagious disease in the church. Unless we unite together and forgive each other and live in unity, we cannot rebuild the broken walls in our church. For this to happen, we need a real revival in the church at these times. The Spirit of Prophecy says, “A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. To seek this should be our first work. There must be earnest effort to obtain the blessing of the Lord, not because God is not willing to bestow His blessing upon us, but because we are unprepared to receive it. Our heavenly Father is more willing to give His Holy Spirit to them that ask Him, than are earthly parents to give good gifts to their children. But it is our work, by confession, humiliation, repentance, and earnest prayer, to fulfil the conditions upon which God has promised to grant us His blessing. A revival need be expected only in answer to prayer. While the people are so destitute of God’s Holy Spirit, they cannot appreciate the preaching of the Word; but when the Spirit’s power touches their hearts, and then the discourses given will not be without effect. Guided by the teachings of God’s Word, with the manifestation of His Spirit, in the exercise of sound discretion, those who attend our