I knew this wasn’t the usual message about unity in the body of Christ. It was specific to the person and work of Holy Spirit. It is one thing to surrender to the Spirit in order to be united with others, but it is quite another to be of the SAME MIND and SAME SPIRIT. To be truly “one in” the Spirit, is to mutually know the person and work of that same Spirit. At this critical time in our nation’s history, the Lord is calling us to a higher standard of unity than what we’ve had before – a oneness that can only come from personally knowing Holy Spirit.
“We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:11-15)
I believe Patricia King was used in my dream because of what she represents. She is widely regarded as a spiritual mother in the prophetic. She is also one who has taught on the supernatural realm and the kingdom realities of the spirit. It is from this vantage point that the Lord wants to call us higher into, not just “unity”, but true oneness. He is calling us to come up higher in the Spirit in order to understand kingdom ruling and reigning for the days to come. There is a place where we not only understand and perceive, but KNOW the Spirit’s ways because we have developed a relationship with Him.
The Holy Spirit is about to be poured out upon the earth in unprecedented ways. This whole election cycle has been a trial run for knowing how to rightly discern the workings of the Holy Spirit. The manifestation of the political and religious spirit has caused divisions and fractions causing many to question what they believe and why. The Lord is using this to sharpen our spiritual senses and draw us to a deeper place of discernment. His purpose is that we might be fully united, not only in Truth, but in Spirit.
God is spirit , and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth .” (John 4:24)
We must be ready to properly recognize Holy Spirit because He will not act or move the way we may think. Even Jesus was criticized and accused of having a demon because the religious people were stuck in old wine skins (John 8:48-49)! It is ONLY by the Spirit of Christ that we will be able to partner with heaven and move forward as a truly united body and bride of Christ.
As much as we need to move through this national upheaval armed with truth and a love-motivated boldness in our witness, we will not experience the fullness of unity until we come to personally recognize and know Holy Spirit – individually and corporately. Let’s pray that our hearts are fully surrendered and yielded, ready to recognize Him and follow Him no matter what. I believe when we are truly united in this way, NOTHING shall be impossible for us and God will get all the glory.