One of our greatest tools against the enemy is unity, but what is unity besides being in the Lord’s perfect will?
He has called us to be of one mind and in one accord, but what does that mean besides first being in unity with the Lord Jesus?
He is our Rock and our Fortress. All that we are first stems out of who He is. He is the Vine and we are the branches, but in many cases we have allowed the little foxes to spoil our vine, which is our relation first with Him and then with others.
He is the strength of our heart and life but many tend to follow a man and to allow the enemy to make a division between God and us.
The enemy comes to steal, to kill and destroy our union with God and with others, but if we don’t have a tight bond with Christ, then the enemy can use the flesh to conquer and divide the Body through immaturity and using petty differences to bring offence.
We must have a tight bond with the Lord Jesus so tight that the enemy can’t get in there for all life flows from the Vine. If we remain so close to Jesus, we will never be lonely or with lack of any good thing. He alone supplies all our needs and the deep desires of our heart.
If our needs are first met through our union with Jesus, we become a blessing to others, one who can lift up and encourage others. We won’t be a constant burden with struggles we can’t overcome, but no one can relieve those struggles like Jesus.
We are no longer to be babes tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine but to be firmly grounded in the Rock where our roots go down deep.
Yes, this is the day we must cry out to have our union made right with our Lord Jesus. We must commune with Him, walk and talk with Him like Adam before the Fall for He is restoring us.
He is making us right through His love where we are able to reach out to others as a mature Bride able to pull down the strongholds of the enemy.
Yes, this is the day of unity, of discerning the tactics of the enemy to conquer and divide the Body. This is the day to remain steadfast casting off all that would bind us.
This is the day to no longer put up with the little foxes that come to spoil the Vine. This is the day to be one as Jesus and the Father are.
~ Yolanda Ballard
Yolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at the Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before the Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.