Sunday, February 16, 2014

In One Accord (2014 update)

 In One Accord
 By; Keith Chadwell, 2.16.2014

Can we catch the “vision” and rekindle the hope of our calling for the Church or a remnant of it to return to “one accord” under God?  Is there hope that we might, once again, see the manifestation of God's power to confirm His word and the Unity of His people, as we see it in the book of Acts?

I was particularly impressed by the Holy Spirit, years ago, regarding the “unity” of the new Christians which is recorded in the book of Acts.  Here we see a number of references to their all being in “ONE ACCORD”.   Along with this “one accord”....we also see unique manifestations of the Hand of God in their circumstances, as God seems to be confirming and approving their Unity and His true word.  Here is one “for-instance” from Acts 4:

 Act 4:24  And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:” …(and so they prayed and then we see in verse 31)... “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.”

I won't even ask.....when the last time you have seen that happen in any of our Christian churches or Fellowships. 

There are some things in God's governing rules for His creation that require harmony and “agreement” in order for them to run right!!  Think about it.....

A human body works best when all its parts are functioning in harmony, under the direction of the head.  “Harmony”& “Agreement”

Do I need to labor that analogy?  I think not.  (continue reading)