Heaven is calling believers to a oneness of Spirit that is so rich and deep, our prayers and intercession will have immediate and profound results that can alter history forever.
This kind of intercession can only come through the Spirit as we aim to have, not only the same mind, but one mind. The power of our prayers is only as strong as the agreement behind them, both with heaven and with each other. The Lord is urging us to participate with His Spirit in a bond of fellowship that is so deep – we will actually think like one person – on the same thing!
“So, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” (Phil 2:1-2 ESV).
The Apostle Paul seems to repeat himself and yet the “same” mind and “one” mind mean two different things. The word for “same” means being so closely linked, it’s as if it’s one person. The word for “one” is speaking of the numeral “1.” It refers to the number one priority required for true unity. Not only should we think “alike”, but we should have the same priorities that God does. It’s this kind of AGREEMENT among believers that the Lord is calling us to. It’s only when we agree in this kind of oneness of Spirit, that our prayers are backed with heaven’s full authority.
The “participation” of the Spirit Paul was speaking of was not only referring to fellowship and communion, but is also described as “intercourse” in Strong’s concordance! That is a deep-seated and intimate fellowship! And yet, think of the kind of spiritual authority that is available to us as a corporate Church if we but pursued this “one mind!” I believe it’s THIS kind of oneness that has the potential to truly change things.
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples” (John 15:7-8).
Hurricane Irma drew believers into a level of prayer we haven’t experienced for a while as the corporate Church. The compassionate prayers of believers from all around the world went up to heaven, asking for mercy and intervention. Thankfully, we saw a positive impact from those prayers as the storm was much less catastrophic than expected. Even so, is it possible we could have actually stopped the storm altogether if we weren’t spending so much time trying to figure out WHY it was there in the first place? Was it His judgment? Signs of the end-times? The natural results of sin? What could happen if we were all convinced of the same truth at the same time? What kind of changes could be wrought with that kind of unity?
“Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him” (Mark 11:23).
I believe there are going to be increased opportunities in the near future to shift atmospheres and even change history IF we can come into true oneness of spirit and be of ONE MIND. This was the heart-cry of Jesus and is to the Father’s glory!
“…that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 15:21 ESV).
What will it take? We need to keep first things, first. Rather than letting various theological interpretations and personal understandings become stumbling blocks in agreement, let’s take the high road. Just as Paul exhorted us, let’s purpose to be like-minded in the non-negotiables of our faith, empowered by a compassionate love for others, and seeking the Father’s voice and the mind of Christ above all others.
There are already some mountains calling our name…
Abide is the whole point.
Beautiful truth here, these words are most definitely from Father’s heart.
We were praying like we never have before , true believers walked through their red seas and are now those living witnesses singing and speaking of His wondrous Works, and power.
Baruch ADONAI ~ Bless-ed Be the name of YHWH.
We lived to say, He is the only way.
Better is one day in His presence /courts than thousands elsewhere.
Amen!…..Wanda and Songbird.
Wanda, You bless me every time you speak. NEVER STOP TALKING!!!!!!!
If this were not the truth then why does the enemy work so hard to divide. When husband and wife are in agreement life flows into the family. Same principal with those of us who Believe. Unity Agreement is Key.
Wow, that’s awesome. I know we all have been hearing about Keys right, David’s key. Woah.
Praying towards this end…John 17 Tells us the heart’s cry of Jesus on true and deep Unity among those who belong to Him! Thank you, Wanda, for reminding us.
Dear Wanda, for your eyes only. I’ve been meaning to write again on a specific older message,
this is the one.
This is a message that really hits the mark. God is not going to allow divided by three Christianity much longer. Our Lord is coming to “awaken” all peoples to one belief for God has one plan. Absolutely fits Our Lord’s prayer to the father. It is so off, some think when Jesus comes, Roman Catholicism will be no more. Sister, most of Christianity is Roman Catholic! He is prepping our dear Protestant brothers and sisters to accept the “one faith” of (Eph 4:5), Roman Catholicism, which they broke from starting 500 years ago this year. If you read the few Orthodox and Catholic messages from Heaven, you better see. All three are saying the same, revealed to each, in their understanding. God is so loving.
You ask above…”What will it take?” God of course, only God can show each person on the earth, the state of their soul and show them the Truth plus their (NDE like) life in review, similar to the particular judgment at death. As Rev 6:15-17 states, except for a few very holy souls, we will all wish to hide, for the rocks to fall on us when God shows each of us our lives in the “awakening”, Catholic prophets hear the same called the “Great Warning.”
Wanda A: “Just as Paul exhorted us, let’s purpose to be like-minded in the non-negotiables of our faith,”…
You know in your heart, the above is not true. God wants us all to believe the same. There are
no negotiables. It is unbearable I would think for Him. Did you know there is a new Protestant
community started every single week since Martin Luther’s break, split from Roman Catholicism? And why the constant splits for all these 500 years? Disagreement over Christ’s
teachings, this cannot be. How many “ones” do you count in Paul’s words here?
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:1-6
“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all say the same thing; and there be no dissensions among you, but that you be perfectly united in one mind and in one judgment.”
“May then the GOD of patience and of comfort grant you to be of one mind towards one another according to Jesus Christ; that in one spirit, you may with one mouth glorify the GOD and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ.”
I’ll share again, to help since you do not read the Catholic or Orthodox daily prophetic and probably not Protestant messages too much either being a prophet, so to be clear to what is given you to share. After God’s “awakening” of Rev 6, when the anti-Christ and his two, the False Prophet and the anti-Christ come to full power, their attack is going to be on #1, the holy Eucharist and secondary, who Mary is. Remember, okay. Kim Clement, you are aware he is a non-Catholic Christian (Protestant) messenger who has gone home. He heard about the “woman” and along with…these words “We use to hate her and now we love her.” Hate is rather strong but it is a fact, there is no great love of Our Lord’s mother in Protestantism and more and more, there’s he dismissal of Mary. Our Lord’s mother is the “woman” of Genesis 3:15 and the royal sounding “woman” of Rev 12. Did you know Our Lord wants all peoples to have a personal relationship with His mother too? We can, speak to her in prayer. Mary is the “woman” of Rev 12 above a secondary meaning, the Church. Why do you think Jesus kept addressing His mother as “woman?” Seee…no son does this but Our Lord in the written Word. It is Mary, the “woman” who gave birth to the “man-child.” And, remember this, John gives two hints of who the royal sounding “woman” is in Rev 12:1 in the last verse of Revelation 11, see verse 19. The “Ark of the Covenant” is Mary and she is in “Heaven.”
Take care, I am writing a lot, so I shall end. Think about what I’ve tried to share. Write me with any questions. Its important, I do not lie, the Catholic, Protestant and few Orthodox prophetic all
line up. Well, one last, the KJV translation of Genesis 3:15 is soooo….altered, Our Lord ends
up being called “it!” Read the English translation of the first Bible, the Latin Vulgate, concerning
Genesis 3:15. Then go look at the same in the KJV:
I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.
ootnote: “She shall crush”: Ipsa, the woman; so divers of the fathers read this place, conformably to the Latin: others read it ipsum, viz., the seed. The sense is the same: for it is by her seed, Jesus Christ, that the woman crushes the serpent’s head.
Mary Shinn (Rorygirl)
Oops, I left out a word in my long comment to you personally, not for others to read. Mary is the Ark of the NEW Covenant, one of two of John’s hints in Revelation 11:19 concerning who the “woman” is of Revelation 12:1.
Mary, this thread is Public, it’s a blog.
Please read these scriptures and let God’s Holy Spirit speak to you.
The Word says You shall know the truth and it shall set you free.