The Power of Oneness
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“I and the Father are One [in essence and nature]” (John 10:30 AMP).
God created the idea of oneness, not to isolate, disconnect or separate us from one another. But, for us to come together in harmony and in unity, to become one with Him. Being in Oneness with God is a thing of beauty. It means being intentional and unified, and it is extremely powerful. It requires agreement, connection, cohesiveness, and harmony and it can create amazingly miraculous results.
A good illustration of oneness would be to watch ants working as a team. They work in synchronized oneness for the benefit of the entire colony. They line up in soldierly form, tunneling, some carrying food and others looking for food.
Sports teams with many moving parts work together effectively to accomplish goals. Players work together in oneness to get a victory. Of course, there are superstars, but the true superstars play thoughtfully and unselfishly, and will even forfeit an opportunity to shine to give the team a sure score.
Don’t you love how oneness is displayed by synchronized swimmers? It is so amazing to see swimmers working synergistically in oneness and harmony, it is so awe-inspiring, glorious, and extremely powerful.
Marriages flourish and grow when couples are on the same page and in oneness. Relationships are stronger when two work together.
The Bible says:
AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so that they are no longer two, but [are united as] one flesh (Mark 10:8).
There are so many more examples that hone in on the point of the power of oneness. It is a principle that encompasses many of the fruits of the Spirit (See Galatians 5:22-23).
Oneness is so incredibly effective and works so well in most cases, especially when used with godly intent. Sadly, we know how oneness which can be so good, can be used by the enemy for evil, as in Genesis 11:5-7:
Now the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one [unified] people, and they all have the same language. This is only the beginning of what they will do [in rebellion against Me], and now no evil thing they imagine they can do will be impossible for them. Come, let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) go down and there confuse and mix up their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” The people were one in harmony and unity, and it made them unstoppable. God said that nothing they do will be impossible. However, their intent was that of pride and rebellion. So, He put a stop to it by confusing and mixing up their language so they could not understand each other. He took away their oneness.
Jesus knows the power of oneness. He wants us to be one with Him so the World will believe in Him. He was so connected to the Father that He knew God’s will and expressed it in the following Scriptures:
"... that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me" (John 17:21).
Lord, I pray that we become intentional in our agreement with You and your Word. Let us be one with You as You and the Father are one. Lord, unify Your people so that our oneness will cause the world to believe and come together. Take away division, barriers, deception, and anything that separates us from one another and most of all from being one with You.
Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible (AMP), Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. www.lockman.org .
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