Posted by: peebles | May 17, 2010

Ephesians 4:4 to 6 (NIV) There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 4:4 to 6 (NIV) There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

The word “one” is mentioned seven times within these two verses of Scripture. This is to bring together the power of unity to be one. Yes, we all have our individuality and our own way of doing things, yet when it comes to believing, to having faith, to moving in the power of the Holy Spirit as one body, with the church as the body and Jesus as the head over the body, we are one in God, serving His purpose, feeding the hungry, reaching the lost and preaching in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Greek word for “one” is heis meaning, a unit, unity, alike, agreeing, one, single. For us as believers, it is to have one purpose, one goal, to believe in only One Way, and that is through Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world.

God wants us all to have unity and oneness and to work together with each other for the glory of God. John 17:22 (NIV), “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.” To be one with Jesus and each other will glorify God.

This brings me to this amazing verse about working together as one from Genesis 11: 6 (NIV), “If as one people speaking the same language they began to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” The Hebrew word for “one” in this verse is ehad meaning, in unison, undivided, shoulder to shoulder, together as one.

My friend, let us build together as one, let operate as one in God, with Jesus as the head and we as the body. Let us unite under one banner and reach the lost, working shoulder to shoulder in unison for the kingdom of God with one hope, one body, one Spirit, one faith, one baptism, one Lord and one God who is over all, through all and in all.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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