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1 Unity Our Proclamation on Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:13 am



The Wisdom of Solomon was God infused; yet Solomon lacked discernment in one area of his life. This in effect; shows us that one can be infused with wisdom from above and able to use the whole counsel of God’s word and yet not have discernment in an area of life which is needed to avoid the pitfalls of trial and temptation. Emotions are useful in the arsenal of the enemy; why? Because he is a master at embellishing them to his advantage with just a few well-placed words injected into our minds at the right time. Satan is a master at inciting anger, rebellion, and hostility.

I am watching much of it on display; my brethren are being used like pawns against one another reeking un-forgiveness and division. I am seeing despicable rhetoric used by Christians to belittle people they don’t agree with. In many cases as soon as one puts another down they’re inadvertently lifting themselves us. Rash rage doesn’t justify real zeal in an attempt to rectify disagreement. We’ve lost our innocence to pride and humility has been sacrificed upon the altar of pettiness. Unity is not always agreement; but real unity is to love thy neighbor as thyself.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalms 133:1)

No Kingdom, no population, and not even a family dwells together in total agreement; yet a nation, a people, and the nucleus of a people the family can dwell together in unity. Brethren; we especially as the body of believers; are called to exhibit unity because it is key to a peaceful existence.

(1) I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
(2) With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
(3) Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
(4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
(5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
(6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:1-6

How can we complain about the hostility of the world and exhibit the same hostility in our rhetoric. If we are the salt of the earth; a preservative seasoning and have lost our savor we are become ineffective. Christ came to not only die for our sins and induct us into the family of God; but also taught us the principles of righteousness. He modeled kingdom living in his everyday existence upon this earth and gave us an example to follow.

How did Jesus go about his life once he was anointed into public ministry? Did he go about like some of these in different civil rights movements provoking anger and violence? Are we not called to pursue righteousness and walk in humility with meekness as our strength; love gives us that strength to forbear the shortcomings of others in society as we press toward the mark; as we press toward the prize; as we pursue the high call of God. It is one thing to be aroused to anger; yet we do not have to live in its provocative presence; we have an escape in Christ. We have the indwelling empowering presence of the Holy Spirit living and abiding in us. Shall we cease to be spiritual because the world is carnal? God forbid! We should strive for unity in compliance with the will of God. Yes we should voice our opposition to ungodliness, perversion, and injustice; but in a Christ-like manner.

Brethren let us savor unity; but notwithstanding let us cling to the principles, precepts, and protocols of our spiritual kingdom. Wisdom is learning with insight; our insight is the wisdom of the word’s divine counsel. Let us develop discernment so as not to fall prey to our emotions, imaginations, or false inspirations.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)

Wisdom is principal and key to peace and unity. It develops understanding that is useful to our spirituality. Our maturity is founded upon that development; we cannot afford to miss opportunities and inroads into places God wants to take us if we are immature.

(12) For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
(13) For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
(14) But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:12-14

What does the word teach us? It teaches us that strong meat is for the mature, those who’ve use their perceptive skills to develop their mental and moral character to a point of being able to instantly and consciously discern what is good or evil and do not fall into the trap of demonic embellishment or situational provocations; but respond in wisdom. Wisdom that is from above is a good and perfect gift and just as faith does its greatest work through love; so does wisdom. Love is the foundation of all godly wisdom.

(5) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
(6) Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
(7) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 1 Corinthians 13:5-7

The Agape of God is courteous; it is not self-seeking, it is hard to provoke, isn’t looking for evil, it hates iniquity, but rejoices in uncovering the truth, it is able to bear up under pressure, and has faith to believe in the miraculous.

Brethren, let us pursue the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness! We are called to be the light that shines in the darkness, and a shining city upon the hilltop, and a beacon of light in the raging seas, and the messengers of good tidings. How shall our Kingdom advance if we are inundated with wisdom that is not from above? How then shall we display hope if we are the personification of hopelessness? Let us therefore gather ourselves together in the hope of eternal life expressing the joy of our salvation and pursuing unity in this age of darkness not compromising truth; but displaying love. Selah

Shalom, Agape, & Amen!
D.R. Ritchie (Emissary)

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