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March 18, 2017


March 18, 2017

The Corporate Anointing

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!  It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.  It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.  For there the Lord bestows His blessing, even life forevermore.”   Psalm 133

This Psalm was written on the occasion of David’s coronation as King over all of Israel.  And what a struggle it was between the times he was anointed king by Samuel until the day of his coronation when he ruled over a united twelve tribes.  It was David who united these warring tribes.  David understood that harmony could only be achieved when they practiced the unity of their faith.  These days of unity for Israel under David, and later his son Solomon, were without question the most glorious days of their history.  Never has Israel possessed all of the land that God gave her except in these days.  Even in our current time, Israel is but a shadow of what she was, despite her being in a united state.  In fact, Israel will know no greater glory until Jesus rules in regal splendor from His throne in Jerusalem.

There is a message in these verses for the church.  For as the people of God united under one king in the Old Testament, so the people of God must unite today under the King of Kings.  As they experience great glory in this unification in the Old, so we will experience a greater glory in the New.  As they experienced a tremendous victory over their enemies because of unification, so we will enjoy freedom from the enemy’s control in the New.

Unity is not uniformity.  You can tie two cats’ tails together and have unity but not peace!  Seek ways to be harmonious.

Prayer Focus:  Pray that the FredWes believers will experience and demonstrate true unity of purpose.  Pray that we will be one so that the world will be won.  Ask God how you can help our church be unified.