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Keeping The Joy In Unity!

By Rusty Wilson

 

Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

 

- Philippians 2:2

 

 

As the body of Christ, we are to be in unity, being likeminded (being of the same mind and one in purpose, Amplified version), being in agreement, being of one accord of one mind for we have the mind of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:16).

 

As we are in unity and continue to stay in unity with one another, we are to keep the joy of the LORD in our unity by allowing His joy to rise of in us. As we do we are being an example and an encouragement to others to be joyful by allowing the joy of the Lord to rise up in them for we as the body of Christ are to be EXCITED about what God has given to us and what He is doing in us and through us.

 

As we keep the joy in unity, we show others when they are around us that we are different, that we have a joy about us and we have a love about us (the love of God). That we are unified and we will not allow anything to take our joy or separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:39).

 

Jesus said in John 15:11, These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. As we abide in Him (stay and continue to dwell with Him), His joy will remain in us and our joy and gladness will be of full measure and complete and overflowing (Amplified version).

 

Let’s be encouraged to allow the joy of the LORD to rise up in us and keep His joy in our unity with one another and love one another with the love of God.

 

 

Scripture Reading: John 15:4; Romans 8:38-39

 

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And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

2 Corinthians 9:8 King James Version - (KJV)

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