Revival: Oneness of Mind
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!—Psalm 133:1
God always works where His people meet His conditions, but only when and as they do. Any spiritual visitation will be limited or extensive, depending how well and how widely conditions are met.
The first condition is oneness of mind among the persons who are seeking the visitation….
Historically, revivals have been mainly the achieving of a oneness of mind among a number of Christian believers. In the second chapter of Acts it is recorded that they were “all with one accord in one place” when the Spirit came upon them. He did not come to bring them into oneness of accord; He came because they were already so. The Spirit never comes to give unity (though His presence certainly aids and perfects such unity as may exist). He comes to that company who have, through repentance and faith, brought their hearts into one accord….
Every church should strive for unity among its members, not languidly, but earnestly and optimistically. Every pastor should show his people the possibilities for power that lie in this fusion of many souls into one. Paths to Power, 59,61,64.
“Lord, give us that unity in our church today. I’ve seen first-hand the devastation of disunity. Give us a oneness of mind that we might experience Your full blessing in our midst. Amen.”
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