Good morning friends!! I hope you are all doing well.
Today, we are going to see together using the scriptures just how powerful and important being in unity with one another really is and why God wants us to be united in what we do. I believe having this understanding will help us in our future projects and activities and give us a basis for prayer.
Before we begin, let’s first define some of the key words we are going to be using;
- Unity: is defined as the state of being in agreement and working together-the state of being joined together to form one unit.
- Teamwork: refers to the activity of working well together as a team.
Looking at those two terms, you will notice that they have something in common, which is “working together”. Isn’t it?
Now, what it means is that you can’t have one without the other; in other words you cannot expect people to work well together without them having unity or being united first. Unity and teamwork go hand in hand, they complete each other. Are we still together?? Let’s keep that in mind as we go forward.
Have you noticed that today the work place and environment has changed; companies today are training their employees to work in teams and groups. Why? Because teamwork enables people to achieve more and faster, working with unity of purpose and vision and it applies not only in business but in almost every aspect of life; family, church, choirs, sports like football, soccer, basketball, volleyball and others…
This is principle didn’t start recently; it was there even in the old days way back in the beginning of the human race. Let’s look at it:
Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
Here we have a story, this was after God destroyed the earth and all the living things within by the flood; the bible tells us that only Noah and his family were saved because of his righteousness and obedience to GOD.
After that, men multiplied again and become many in numbers. They had one language and a common speech, can you imagine like all the population of the whole world. Everyone all over the earth spoke the same language, used the same words, same meaning, same everything!
On the next verse, we see that they (everyone) decided to make bricks and mortar and all that construction stuff!! After that they decided to build a tower. The tower they wanted to build was to be in such a way that it would reach the “heavens”. Now, today is someone told u that they want to do such a project, you’d call the crazy and just leave them be but these people had the same understanding, they wanted the same thing, same vision, same purpose- and that purpose was to build a tower that would reach the heavens.
Friends, this is Unity; let me explain:
- They wanted the same thing: to build a city
- They had the same understanding meaning everyone understood what the other was saying and there was no confusion because they had the same language.
- They had the same purpose to build a city and a tower to reach the heavens
All that combined brought about team work. Remember, in the beginning we said that Unity and team work go hand in hand; unity gives birth to teamwork. Like if we don’t see the same thing, have the same vision, same purpose, same understanding then I’m sorry to say that in such an environment, no team work is going to be possible because each one will want to do their own things, their own way.
Up to this point, I think you can all agree with me that if we want to achieve anything at all, being UNITED or having UNITY is very very important!
Let’s continue with the following verses and see what happened next, we are starting from Genesis 11: verse 4;
“But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.”
As they were building their city and tower; something happened!! GOD CAME DOWN!!
Did u see it too?? The bible clearly said that GOD, The maker of Heaven and earth, the Alpha and Omega, the Almighty Father, the Uncreated Creator of the Universe, the Architect of the Universe and Manager of All things, the Invincible, the Unstoppable- the bible says that even death could not keep him and the grave could not contain him!
Now, God came down to see the city and the tower what the people were building! Notice that there was no sacrifice that was offered or burnt to God, nobody invited Him and nowhere is it written that they called on God to come. He just showed up!! Isn’t it that something? I will show you soon how and why God in all His glory and Might just came down.
Back to the story, when God came down and He saw what the people were doing, He said something so profound and deep that it really shocked me when I read because I didn’t really expect it:
Verse 6: The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.”
I want you to read it carefully and reread it if possible because this statement from God himself changes everything!! It is written God said that if as one people, this is the unity I was talking about, God acknowledges the unity with which they were building, and look at what He said next: speaking the SAME LANGUAGE, they do this then; NOTHING they plan to do will be impossible for them!
Look at it this way:
God said that if as one people, in other words they are united, operating in unity and speak the same language, that is, have the same understanding, comprehension, no confusion among them, everyone understanding clearly what the other is saying and doing; then they will be able to accomplish the impossible!!
Friends, to tell you the truth, this is revolutionary! Like we know the Bible says that Nothing is impossible with God, we know that It is impossible for God to lie, we know that it is impossible for the devil to be saved/born again! But did you know a man like you and I can achieve the impossible as well! Yes, it is possible if we operate in unity as one people!
This friends is the secret of unity!! Once we achieve this oneness, unity the Bible says we will do the impossible! That means no failure, no matter what comes, no matter what happens; I’m telling you if the Bible says it then it is true. we can achieve impossible with unity!
I don’t know about you but I’m feeling very excited right now!
So friends, there are a few lessons here to retain:
- If we operate in Unity, we will be able to do the Impossible, nothing will stop us
- What we want to do, our projects have to be according to the will of GOD. That means as we plan, we must also pray for God’s guidance and direction.
- Unity makes the impossible possible, it brings us into an atmosphere where there’s no limit it what we can accomplish.. With UNITY mountains are moved, sicknesses are healed, chains are broken, poverty is defeated; miracles manifest!!
- And this is why God keep showing up unannounced: because unity attracts God.
And that is THE POWER OF UNITY!!!
Let’s conclude with this scripture from Psalm 133:1-3
1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.
3 It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing–Life forevermore
If we dwell together in unity, no hatred, no divisions, no each person seeking their own advantage alone and work in such an atmosphere all day and every day; we will attract the presence of God in our midst and with God on our side, nothing will be IMPOSSIBLE!
Let’s put our hands together and build a Better World! It is possible if we be United