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DAY SIXTEEN


The Power of Unity

Sir Godfrey Gregg

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4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky.  This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.”  5 But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building.
6 “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! 7 Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”   
Genesis 11:4-7

 

Reflect

In Genesis 9:1, 7 God told Noah and all who survived the flood to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. In other words, they were to scatter out and inhabit all the earth. Instead, the people decided to cluster and build a great city and a tower in Babylonia (Genesis 11:2). They united around a purpose that was not God’s purpose. Their unity was so powerful it caused God to take notice from heaven. What did God see? He saw a group of people who were united and spoke the same language. What was God’s assessment of their unity? Nothing they set out to do would be impossible for them!

It was a powerful example of unity around the wrong purpose. What can happen when people unite together around the right purposes – around God’s purposes? The same is true. Nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Winston Churchill once said: “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you”.

Satan is the adversary of every Christian and he knows the power of unity. It explains why Satan works overtime to cause division among people (in a family, in the workplace, in a church, in a country). He knows that a house divided against itself cannot stand. Satan knows that “together we stand, divided we fall”. The world needs to see the power of unity in your family and in our Mystical Order family. Will you stand united with us?

Respond

What pillars of unity do healthy families commit to?

What are God’s purposes for The Mystical Order that we can unite around?

What will it take for The Mystical Order to be united in seeking God for the Leaders?

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