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Spiritual Unity

Spiritual nity

Ephesians 4:1-6(NLT) - Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.

Only The Holy Spirit can make The Church one. We have tried for centuries to come together and it has never worked. Even on the most basic issues we find difficulty in creating common ground across all of our varied denominations. Some of us can't even agree on the validity of the version of The Bible we read so we can't accept certain interpretations of the same scriptures. Nevertheless, Paul revealed some secrets to spiritual unity that will work if we implement them. It starts with humility and gentleness. None of us completely understand everything in The Bible and that should calm us down when we feel like making doctrinal arguments when someone else has a valid point.

Next, we must be patient with each other and create room for the faults of others because of love. Before we even try to come together we must decide ahead of time that it's okay for others to be wrong and still join with us. Let's now combine this with what Jesus said in John 17:20-21(NLT), “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” Our unity with each other begins with our unity with Christ. Until we are each joined with The Lord according to 1 Corinthians 6:17 and become one spirit with Him, we cannot have unity in The Body of Christ. Meditate on John 17

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