What Is The Unity Of The Spirit?

 


Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace Ephesians 4:3

1. The Anointing of The Holy Ghost.

  A.    God has promised His Spirit would dwell with, and  in His children. 
[Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him 
not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall 
be in you. John 14:17

 The “world” or unsaved CANNOT receive it!
 This points to the absolute importance of being saved.
 But the Christian “Knows HIM”.

 B.   He promised to baptize them in The Holy Ghost.

      Subsequent to salvation, A believer is to receive the baptism in the Holy 
Ghost. with the initial physical evidence of “speaking in other tongues, as the 
Spirit gives the utterance”.
      God sent His messengers to preach The unique separate work of grace; the 
Holy Ghost baptism.
 examples …
     He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And 
they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy 
Ghost.   Acts 19:2

   And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the 
beginning…. When they heard these things, they held their peace, …Acts 11:15

 Prophesied in Joel 2… And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour 
out my spirit upon all flesh;

 Fulfilled in Acts 2 … But this is that which was spoken bythe prophet Joel; …
and it is for as many as THE LORD our GOD shall CALL…

         
     For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, 
[even] as many as the Lord our God shall call. Act 2:3
 Well He is still calling!

  C.          For a greater witness, for power, and boldness.

 witness – … ye shall be witnesses, BUT go unto Jerusalem and wait… Acts 1:8

 power – … ye shall receive power AFTER the Holy Ghost is come upon you… 
Acts 1:8

 boldness –  Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived 
that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took 
knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13

 D. The Lord commands his children to “be filled with the Spirit”.

     And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;  
Eph 5:18

2. The False Anointing, (Satan’s counterfeit).
 A. These folks will most often be centered around what they refer to as “the 
holy spirit”, and “manifestations, or revelations”(but are not scriptural)  we 
(Christians)will see that it is not. But be sure you have tried the spirits, and do 
not judge prematurely. Never attribute the works of God to Satan!
 B. Their message most often is one of “love”, or “unity”

   And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2Cr 11:
14

   but is usually critical of any Biblical judging. They say… “Judge not, that ye 
be not judged.” Math 7:1
 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 
1Cr 2:15
 The Bible says NOT to believe EVERY spirit, but TRY (JUDGE) the spirits.  
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: 
because many false prophets are gone out into the world.1 John 4:1

 C. They are usually very carnal, or fleshly (seductive, sensual, flirtatious) etc..

 this is likely none other than the spirit of Jezebel.

 D. The Bible says… God is light, and in Him is NO darkness at all”.  If we say 
that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the 
truth: 1Jo 1:6

3. The Unity, That is of The Spirit.
 A. Christians are the temple of the Holy Ghost.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] 
in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  1Cr. 6:19

 This again shows the absolute necessity of being born-again.
 It also teaches us that when we get saved it’s all about GOD!
 A lot of “christian ministries” focus on the person, This is simply not the 
central focus, We are to focus on Jesus. (When we put Him in His place, Our 
lives will begin to shape up.

         And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the 
firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence. Col 1:
18

 B. The Holy Ghost leads us and guides us. But into ALL TRUTH.  Howbeit 
when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:  John 16:13

 C. We have an “unction” of the Spirit.
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 1Jo 2:20   
This “unction” literally means,  chrisma “anointing”,1) anything smeared on, 
unguent, ointment, usually prepared by the Hebrews from oil and aromatic 
herbs. Anointing was the inaugural ceremony for priests     Strong’s G5545 -

 D. And remember God will not “lead” you to commit sin, And heresy is a sin.

 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be 
tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: Jam 1:13

 That would make God a false teacher, and heretic which He is NOT!

4. What The Holy Ghost is in this world for.
 A, To Convict the world of sin, judgment, and righteousness.

 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, 
and of judgment: John 16:8

        This is why it is so important the “minister” be anointed of God to preach 
“the Gospel”, without the anointing the message is of no power to convict the 
sinner of his erring ways.
        The apostles wouldn’t even allow men to “wait on tables” without being 
baptized in the Holy Ghost.  Acts 6:39
 ( how much more should this be a qualification to preachers of the gospel?) 
God commands it. Acts 1

 B.    To testify of Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: 
for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he 
speak: and he will shew you things to come.14   He shall glorify me: for he shall 
receive of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you.  

      John 16:13

     Just like the mission of the Holy Ghost, When we as Christians Lift up 
Jesus Christ, In Spirit, and in Truth.

 -      Jesus will reveal the Father to us. Matthew 11:27
 -      And He will draw ALL men unto Himself.

 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all [men] unto me. .John 12:32

C. Any other message, or gospel is NOT of the Spirit, and is therefore a work of 
the flesh. (heresy) .

      For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, 
or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, 
which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him]. 2Cor. 11:4    
  read also…
      But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you 
than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Gal 1:8

D. But The Lord said to Walk in the Spirit.
[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. .
Gal 5:16

 So keeping the Unity of The Spirit is…

           Walking in obedience toward God…

           Keeping Biblical respect toward each other…

  (a Spirit led child of God can receive Biblical correction)

     We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God 
heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.1Jo 4:
6

           Being led by The Holy Spirit yields

  “fruit of the Spirit”.

  15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but 
inwardly they are ravening wolves.  16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do 
men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  17 Even so every good tree 
bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  18 A good 
tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the 
fire.  20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that 
saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that 
doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  22 Many will say to me in that 
day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have 
cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  23 And then will 
I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 
Math. 7: 15 – 23

So obey God in… Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of 
peace Eph 4:3  

 and…

     And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day 
of redemption.  Eph. 4:30    
 Be it know that When it is anointed, Joy, peace, and love truly thrive!
      Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] 
liberty. 2Cr 3:17

Written by Pastor Freddie L Beard. This outline may be used for the glory of
God, but may not be sold, or put in any book without the express written
permission of the author. copyright © 2009 all rights reserved

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