“Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.” (Jn 17:11)
The Lord Jesus’ prayer of separation from the disciples in John 17 (v. 11, 21, 22) is a special prayer for the disciples’ unity. It can be seen that what the Lord Jesus cared about most was that the disciples could not be united after He left. Apostle Paul warns believers to be careful, if they bite each other, he is afraid that they will destroy each other (Gal 5:15).
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation. (Eph 2:14)
Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He is our peace. He made peace by the blood of His cross and reconciled men and God. He broke down barriers between men. He is a great peacemaker.
One of the most marvellous blessings in observing God’s church grow according to His word is to see how God composes the body of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 12:24, the Greek word for “composed,” sygkeránnymi, is made up of two words: sýn, “identified with,” and keránnymi, “mix into a new and improved compound” – properly, mix together into a superior compound – “a holistic blend” (unified whole) where the parts work together synergistically. (Source)
I have heard testimonies and also witnessed personally how different generations, working with one heart and mind, not only complement each other, but combine to bring out a greater advantage. An older generation has the insight and blessing of experience, while the younger generation has the energy and drive.
Each generation must love God sincerely and there must be trust towards each other in order for God’s blessing to take place. Continue reading