The Glory of God revealed in the Spirit of Oneness
John 17:20-23
1. God is glorified in unity
Jesus prayed for the church, that we might be one in Him. It is in this spirit of oneness that the world sees God’s glory in us.
The Word became flesh, He dwelt among us and we behold His glory, glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
Before the foundation of the world, we had been ordained for glory, and to bring forth God’s glory. However, this God-given glory can only be perfected in unity.
We can only thrive in oneness! That’s the way God configured the church.
The ideal church of Christ was not created to be independent; neither are the members of the body made to be independent of one another…
The spirit of independence is not from God, it’s authored by the devil.
In unity and teamwork, the power of synergy is leveraged upon, for unusual exploits…
Psalm 133:1-3
In the place of unity, the anointing flows from the Head to the body, i.e from Christ to the church.
The blessing of eternal life is released in the place of unity!
Ephesians 4:1-6
We have been immersed into one body by one Spirit, just as we were called in one hope of our calling, by one Lord, into one faith, through one baptism, and we belong to one God, who is the Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all…
2. Transformation by beholding (individually and corporately)
Looking into the perfect law of liberty as individuals and as a body (James 1:25; 2 Cor. 3:15-18).
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Rom. 12:2).
If the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead is at work in you…(Rom. 8:11).
Yield your members unto Christ!
What mirror do you see?
Is that treasure within you? If it is, work it out…
What values are you instilling in your children in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation? 
Input —> Process —> Output
Through the Spirit and the Word of God, your mind is renewed (your heart is regenerated) through this, a transformation process occurs, you behold His glory, and eventually, His glory is revealed in you.
It starts as an internal process, and eventually rubs off on the external.
As we receive personal illumination (transformation) when we fellowship together in unity, the spiritual impartation rubs off on others.
Brethren, in the light of all these, what image are we projecting? Are we operating as the body of Christ?

        Resident  Pastor
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