Colossians 2:19. The Passion Translation
“But we receive directly from him, and his life supplies vitality into every part of his body through the joining ligaments connecting us all as one. He is the divine Head who guides his body and causes it to grow by the supernatural power of God.”
Ephesians 4:1-4 The Passion Translation
Our Divine Calling
“4 As a prisoner of the Lord, I plead with you to walk holy, in a way that is suitable to your high rank, given to you in your divine calling. 2 With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience. 3 Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace, 4 being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of divine destiny.”
Video: My Testimony & Revelation Of God’s Heart/ Holy Ghost Harmony Is The Game-Changer.
1. What is Harmony (Harmony is the Flow of Unity)
Unity is the positioning of the diverse all (the many as one) in Christ, for the Glory and praise of God (Eph. 2:14-16; 1. Cor. 1:13).
“20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me” (John 17:20-21).
Paul (Encounter W/ Ephesians)–
“8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. 9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus (hall). 10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks “(Acts 19).
The purpose was to get all; i.e. Jews, Gentiles, Religious or Pagans… to be positioned in Christ through the Gospel (Romans 1:16). That’s where real godly Unity starts. In Christ
Harmony is the action (flow) of the diverse all (the many as one), by and in the Spirit, offered as worship to God.
Harmony is the flow of that many for God’s pleasure and purpose in the earth. Don’t mess with the flow! We can’t be surprised when God deals with our flow stopping mentality and behaviors.
2. The Value of Harmony (Unity in Action)
A. There Is A Heavenly Command Of Blessing On The Fellowship (Psalm 133)
“1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” (The Blessing of us All)
B. There Is A Demonstration Of Effective Gifting Of Service Among The People Of God (We All Become Blessing To One Another) (Romans 12:1-6)
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7 or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.”
Sumrall: Note, concerning the Gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12-14, “Perhaps the greatest things about the gifts of Spirit (in action) are the two foundation stones which they are laid: unity and love. (These two elements must be present). An environment like this, allows the commanded blessing of God to flow (The Harmony of Blessing).
C. There Is A Supernatural Power Released To Resolve All Kinds Of Issues.
• In the Early Church every need from physical to spiritual was supplied. Even signs and wonders were done (Acts 1:43-47)
“15 but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
“by that which every joint supplieth—The joints (in Gk. the root of this word means “to fasten, to touch”) unite the body, keeping each member in touch with the other members so that all the body can receive the continual supply from the head. According to the effectual working in the measure of every part— This describes the “whole instrumentality and modality belonging to the growth [of the body]” (Alford). maketh increase—makes growth. edifying—building up.”
*God is raising up Love Connecting Members in the Body that are humble and supportive to one another.
(Mentorship Verses—Luke 22:26; Ephesians 4:11-14)
“1 If there be therefore any consolation (encouragement) in Christ, if any comfortof love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” (We must overcome the Over/Under Mentality of this World)
“24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.”
• Man healed at the gate called beautiful (Acts 2)
• When persecution came because of the good works together in one accord they prayed together and the “Witness Got Greater” (Acts 4:31-35
“31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.The believers share their possessions32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. 34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had Need.”
D. There Is A Sacrificial Life Of Worship That Is Walked Out As One Body That Resembles The Life Of Jesus, Which Pleases The Father While Doing Good To Others (Romans 12:1-2).
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
• As Witnesses The People Will Truly Know That The Lord Of All Is With Us (Acts 10:34-38).
“34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. 36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37 that word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him”.
• In Harmony, Our Fellowship Will Flow And The Body Will Spiritually Grow In The Knowledge Of God’s Love, Power, Gifting, And Provision (Eph. 2; 4, 1 Cor. 12, 14).
• *Lester Sumrall: “It hurts to see Christians divided one against another…” If all the Churches in America were to suddenly start working together, the Devil would have to pack up and leave this country!
• William Seymour from Louisiana, A Son of a Slave who fought in the Civil War (Accredited with influence of Asuza Street Outpouring in Los Angeles (1906). “The move stirred up the press caused division and… ., but at the same time it brought a Unity in Christ that broke economic, racial, and generational barriers. People of other races have said that “there were some of the greatest times of Harmony taking place”. Eventually several 100s and 100s of thousands were influence by this movement (Documentary). …Under Pres Theodore Roosevelt.”
“1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” —Ephesians 4:1-6
Ephesians 4:1-3 The Passion Translation
“As a prisoner of the Lord, I plead with you to walk holy, in a way that is suitable to your high rank, given to you in your divine calling. 2 With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience. 3 Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace,”
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