I pray that your week is going well! I am exited to write this next blog on this new series, "Unity Unveiled." Today we are going to look at the "Power in Unity." We often hear the phrase together we stand, but divided we fall. That is a practical way to look at the power of unity, but I want to take a closer look at it as it relates to what the Word says about unity for believers.
In the Bible, there are many accounts of how the power of unity causes individuals and groups to be able to prevail even in unconventional circumstances. Unity is our weapon against the enemy. The enemy likes to isolate and destroy because he knows that believers are stronger together. Matt. 18:19-20, 19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” There are some situations where you will have victory once you connect with some other like-minded believers. They will help pray with you, help carry the burden with you, help keep the faith with you, and help you reach your healing. James 5:16, "6 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail." Your victory can come with unifying with others.
Gideon- Judges 6-7
The children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt by the hand of God, but on multiple occasions as they journey through the wilderness, the children of Israel kept serving other gods. Nevertheless, God loved them so much that every time they repented and got back in right standing with him, he would deliver them out of bondage. In Judges 6, the Angel of the Lord tells Gideon that he was going to use him to free the children of Israel from the bondage of the Midananites. There are more verses in chapter 6 with further discussion between the Angel of the Lord and Gideon. Have God ever told you to do something and you thought you needed a sign or further clarification? That was Gideon.
Then, we finally get to Judges