Biblical Unity – Part 3

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Ephesians 4:3-6).

Notice our endeavor in the Christian life is not to keep unity. Does that statement surprise you? Look at the scripture. Our specific endeavor is to keep the “unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace”. What is the unity of the Spirit?

Through the Holy Spirit we are born from above. We are knit together in the bond of peace. Through the Holy Spirit we are one body, have one hope, one faith, and one spiritual baptism. Our oneness is because there is “one Spirit” and “

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all”. Our union is exclusively and specifically by faith in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Think about the reality of who we are in Christ. Jesus, “the Prince of peace” abides in us. Jesus, the personification of love abides in us.

When Jesus ascended to the Father, He sent the Holy Spirit to reside in every true believer. Jesus did not leave us comfortless. It is important to observe, Jesus not only sent the Comforter (John 15:26), but He also said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18). Jesus Christ personalized this promise when He said “I will come to you.”

The Christian life is simply Christ in you. Christ personally comes to us by the indwelling Holy Spirit. “…Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” (Romans 8:9). “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father” (Galatians 4:6). We are complete in Christ.

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Not only are we filled with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, but God the Father is also in us. John 14:23 says, “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” It is great news that God abides in the Christian—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit reside in you.

It is imperative for us to understand and acknowledge the fact that all fullness [the presence, power, agency, and riches] of the Godhead bodily is specifically in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:9). He has the preeminence in all things. He is head of the church. He has a name above every name, every knee will bow to Him—on the earth (all people), in heaven (all angels), and things beneath the earth (all demons). Christ is the beginning as well as the end, the Creator of all things—all things were created by Him and for Him. He is head of all principality, power, might, and dominion. All power is given to Him in Heaven and in earth. He is Lord of lords and King of kings.

The Spirit filled life is a life filled with Jesus Christ. The unity of the Spirit is simply a life unified by Jesus Christ. A church body that focuses on the person of the Lord Jesus Christ has enduring unity and resides in the unbreakable bond of peace.

May we each purpose to declare the full counsel of God which centers in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;” (Philippians 1:27).

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