Maybe I am sensitive to all things military because my son left last week for his National Guard AIT training. Maybe because I have a special place in my heart for our armed services because of their willingness to serve. Regardless, one thing I really heard from our Advancing the Kingdom conference this past weekend is about the importance of the unified voice of believers.
Mrs. Rachel Hickson shared the power in a unified noise, sharing stories from the Israelite marching around the walls of Jericho in unison and how the walls came down. She shared how military soldiers are told to break cadence when they reach a bridge because the resonance that is created has been known to destroy bridges. Resonance is a physics term which according to dictionary.com is the state of a system in which an abnormally large
vibration is produced in response to an external stimulus, occurring when the frequency of the stimulus is the same, or nearly the same,as the natural vibration frequency of the system.
While I have read multiple opinions regarding if this is really scientific, in the Spirit realm, there is something to be said about the impact of unity. Deut. 32:30 "How could one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight." When we have the unified body of Christ working in a unified purpose there is nothing that can stop the Church.
I can just picture the Church rising up in unity against the enemy. That as we rise the ground that the enemy has is broken. That his bridge to our communities is destroyed through the power of Christ in His unified church.
I can see that every weapon that he has formed against us, will not prosper (Isaiah 54:17). We have allow Satan to use his weapons against the Church for far too long. It is time that we stop playing defense and take an offensive stance against his weapons.
I can see that every step we take in reclaiming territory for the Kingdom would be His. "Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours" Deut. 11:24. If God would make that promise to two men who obeyed and believed, imagine what He would do for His Church that obeys and believes.
I can see it is time that the Church be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. That we put on the whole armor of God, that the Church may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. That we stop fighting with each other, and with sinners and realize that (Eph. 6:10 - 18) we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
It is time that the Church in unity take up the whole armor of God, so that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. We must stop backing down, and stand.
We can stand, having girded our waists with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. We can take the shield of faith with which and quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, the word of God; and take back what we have so freely given to the enemy in our silence and complacency.
The church must once again, in unity start praying
always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful
to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. That is the unified cry that Heaven is waiting for, the glorified church of Christ to stand united in knowledge of whose they are and who they are.