Emanna for 04/22/2019
The Oneness of the Spirit
Eph 4:1 I beseech you therefore, I, the prisoner in the Lord, to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, (3) Being diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace:
Words of Ministry
To walk worthily of God's calling, to have the proper Body
life, we need firstly to care for the matter of oneness. We
must keep the oneness of the Spirit. This is crucial and
vital to the Body of Christ.
Oneness, strictly speaking, differs from unity. Unity is
formed by many people uniting together, whereas oneness is
the one entity of the Spirit within the believers making hem
all one.... Our oneness is a Person, even the Lord Jesus
Himself realized as the life-giving Spirit. Today the Lord is
the life-giving Spirit within us, and this Spirit is our
oneness. Therefore, our oneness is not an objective Person
far away in the heavens; it is a subjective Person indwelling
us as our life.
This oneness is similar to the electricity in many lights
that makes them all one in the shining. Although there may be
dozens of lights in a large room, they are one in the
electricity that flows within them. In themselves, the lights
are not one; neither are they united to form one entity. The
unique electricity in the lights is their oneness.
[For example, all the light bulbs are shining or off simultaneously depending on the flow of electricity.]
It is the same in principle with the believers in Christ. The Spirit indwelling us is our oneness.... The oneness within us and among us is the very life-giving Spirit. Therefore, to keep the oneness is to keep the life-giving Spirit.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 306-307. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 9/4/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.