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The Ultimate Importance of Unity

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When we pray in unity and agreement, amazing things happen.

The first prayer of unity is found in Genesis 1:26, when God said, “Let Us make man in Our image.”

God the Father, the Word, and the Spirit were all present in creation with unified purpose.

Unity is powerful. Jesus promises in Matthew 18:19:

“If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”

There is no bigger blank check than that—“concerning anything.” And He assures us in the very next verse:

“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

Gathering together in the name of Jesus means His presence is with us. If we come into agreement touching anything, it will be done.

In the early days of CBN, we prayed every day for our most basic needs. If it weren’t for God, we wouldn’t get the bulbs for the studio lights. We literally prayed them in. We prayed in every camera, every piece of equipment, and every payroll. There wasn’t anything more important to do. And frankly, there wasn’t anything else we could do, because it was all far beyond our power.

“The 700 Club” started because my father prayed that 700 people would give $10 a month so CBN could stay on the air. And asking for 700 people was an act of faith, because our TV signal didn’t reach past Portsmouth, Virginia. The Bible says not to despise the day of small beginnings, and that’s how we began.

The ultimate importance of unity is that God comes into our midst. Acts 2:1 says:

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit was fulfilling Psalm 133:

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! … For there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forevermore.

To have the power of unity, we must walk in forgiveness and love. Jesus tells us we must get rid of the log in our own eye before trying to remove the speck in someone else’s (Matthew 7:3-5). When His love flows through us and we have fellowship with the Holy Spirit, it is evidenced in the love that we express to other people. And in that, we can have unity and achieve what the Lord has assigned us to do. God bless you.


Scripture is quoted from the Holy Bible, New King James Version, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About The Author


GORDON ROBERTSON is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Christian Broadcasting Network, as well as a member of CBN’s Board of Directors. He is also President of Operation Blessing, CBN’s humanitarian organization; and Chancellor of Regent University. The son of Pat and Dede Robertson, Gordon graduated from Yale University in 1980 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University in 1984. He then practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia, for 10 years. In 1994, Gordon had a profound encounter with the Lord and moved to the Philippines, where he established CBN Asia. The

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