By Pastor Drew Ugbogbo
"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." Ephesians 4: 11-13 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Genesis 1: 26, 1 John 5: 7-8, Amos 3: 3, Matthew 18: 13, Mark 2: 1-2, Deuteronomy 28: 1, Deuteronomy 28: 13, Matthew 13: 11-17, Psalms 2: 8.
The unity of faith is vital and important to God. Without unity, it is impossible. A lot of believers don't have confidants. A lot of believers touches and agree and nothing happens because there is no unity of faith amongst them. Unity of faith makes room for team work. Come together and begin to make things happen, and to achieve what can't be achieve alone. There is no room at the bottom for you. God has set you above only and it doesn't have anything to do with when you feel like.
What can be achieved through the unity of faith (relevance to succeed in life):
⁃ Alliance: Christians pray and fast and forget to apply God's principles to succeed. What you can't achieve alone is made possible by the right association. Most believers are afraid of taking risks, they are afraid of the unknown.
⁃ A well defined goal: Let the mission and the vision be well defined. Don't go into anything blind.
⁃ Join forces with others: There are things that you don't know your partners would. There are areas in your life that you are deformed and paralyzed and God sends you destiny helpers.
⁃ You must have some level of trust in your partners: The devil attacks while you are still in the preliminary state. If you fall into this trap, you fail.
⁃ Be determined to succeed no matter what: Never loose focus on why you started out. Be determined to succeed no matter the obstacles. Always focus your attention on the end result.
⁃ Don't give up on your set out goals because end result is always very satisfying: Don't be discouraged. The world is not interested in the process of how you get to your success, they are only interested in the physical manifestation of the success.
Jesus did not die for a disjointed or deformed body of Christ. As long as the body of Christ continues to celebrate little successes/victories, they can't comprehend the full thing. They shouldn't expect the world to see the complete work of Christ. Christ did not come for individual achievements.
We can only takeover as a generation if we come together in unity.
⁃ Lord open my eyes to the right association.
⁃ Father I want to be reunited with you.
⁃ Lord I enter into partnership with you afresh.