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Unity In Prayer

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!

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.
It is like the dew of Hermon,
Descending upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing—
Life forevermore. (Psalms 133)

There is something about this Psalms that blesses my heart every time that I read it.

Have you ever wondered why the oil on Aaron’s beard is so precious?

Have you ever wondered why the dew on the mountain is so valuable?

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Have you ever wondered why the oil and dew are likened to unity?

I will begin with the oil.

The purpose of the oil on Aaron’s beard

The oil, my friend, represents consecration.

The oil represents holiness.

The oil represents healing and deliverance.

Anything that the oil touches is made holy and set apart to God.

Before we can enter the presence of God to minister before Him, we must be anointed by God’s holy oil.

Moreover, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Also take for yourself quality spices—five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane, five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil.

And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil. With it you shall anoint the tabernacle of meeting and the ark of the Testimony; the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense; the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base. You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them must be holy. And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister to Me as priests. (Exodus 30:22-30)

Picture the sacredness of this ceremony as Moses poured the sweet anointing oil over the head of Aaron.

Imagine the strong aroma of its fragrance as it radiates into the atmosphere.

Picture the oil as it flows from Aaron’s head down his beard on to his robe and then splashes unto the floor. 

This was no ordinary ritual.

This was the transformation of a man of sin into a man of holiness.

He shined with the glory of God and then He entered the presence of God.

The anointing oil is the Holy Spirit in our lives.

On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit, like a rushing mighty wind, flowed from the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ, our high priest, and poured upon the heads of the brethren who waited in the upper room.

The Holy Spirit flowed into their hearts and united them together as one.

They thought alike and they spoke alike in every language know to humanity.

Let us look at the dew of Hermon.

The Significance of the dew

Dew is moisture that condense in the atmosphere at nights and then deposit as drops on cool surface.

You can see these drops early in the morning.

The dew represents purity, delicacy and refreshing.

Picture the dew on the plants and shrubs at the side of the mountain as the tender droplets glisten like diamonds as the sun rises upon the foliage in the early morning.

The dew represents the mercies and compassion of God as they are renewed every morning.

The Power of prayer

The only time when we all dwell together in unity as brethren is when we pray together.

When we pray together the Holy Spirit cleanses and purifies our hearts and unite us together as one.

Praying together brings us closer together as brethren and binds us closer to God.

Praying together strengthens our faith and encourages our hearts to continue to run the race.

Indeed, the race is not for the swift nor the strong but those who endures to the end.

Prayer gives us stamina.

Prayer gives us hope.

Prayer provides us with a time of refreshing in the presence of the Lord. Amen.

When we pray together we are united as one because we speak one language of prayer directed to One God and so nothing will be impossible to us.

We will all receive our healing, deliverance, breakthroughs and petitions.

God will grant us the desires of our hearts.

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them (Genesis 11:5-6)

The people at the tower of Babel were united together to accomplish one purpose.

There was no division in their plans or intentions because they spoke one language. However, their plans were contrary to the plan of God.

But, because of their unity they would accomplish their plots and this was the reason why God left heaven to come down to earth to inspect the work of man and put an end to it.

If the unity of evil people moved God into action how much more when His people united together to accomplish His purpose on earth.

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Therefore, let us pray together without ceasing.

 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV)

Let us seal this message with an AMEN!

 

19 Comments »

  1. Prayer is talking to God.

    Even if you don’t receive answers to the prayers immediately, know of a certainly that the LORD has credited your empyreal account.

    In due season, you will have every cause to shout, “Hallelujah”, to the Most High. Amen.

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  2. Hallelujah and Maranatha Amen Sister in JESUS-YESHUA CHRST-MESSIAH Beverley!!

    ( I Thessalonians 5:16-19 KJV ) “Rejoice evermore. Pray Without Ceasing. In every thing Give Thanks: for this is the Will of GOD in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua concerning you. quench NOT the SPIRIT ( HOLY GHOST ).”!!

    Love ❤ Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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