Unity of the Saints
I . . . beseech you that
ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and
meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to
keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Eph. 4:1-3
The stars of heaven are all under law,
each influencing the other to do the will of God, yielding their common
obedience to the law that controls their action. And, in order that the Lord's
work may advance healthfully and solidly, His people must draw together.
The spasmodic, fitful movements of some
who claim to be Christians are well represented by the work of strong but
untrained horses. When one pulls forward, another pulls back, and at the voice
of their master, one plunges ahead, and the other stands immovable. If men will
not move in concert in the great and grand work for this time, there will be
confusion. . . . If men wear the yoke of Christ, they cannot pull apart; they
will draw with Christ. . . .
To the prophet, the wheel within a wheel,
the appearance of living creatures connected with them, all seemed intricate
and unexplainable. But the hand of infinite wisdom is seen among the wheels,
and perfect order is the result of its work. Every wheel, directed by the hand
of God, works in perfect harmony with every other wheel.
By the influence of the Spirit, the most
discordant may be brought into harmony. Unselfishness is to bind God's people
together with firm, tender bonds. There is a vast power in the church when the
energies of the members are under the control of the Spirit, gathering good
from every source, educating, training, and disciplining self. Thus is
presented to God a powerful organization, through which He can work for the
conversion of sinners. Thus heaven and earth are connected, and all divine
agencies cooperate with human instrumentalities.
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