Over the last several weeks we have looked at some biblical principles about unity.
The following is the Outline:
I. The Blessings of Unity.
II. The Basis for Unity.
III. The Benefactors of Unity. (Things that promote unity)
IV. The Breakers of Unity.
V. The Becoming of Unity.
VI. The Binding of Unity. (Like the binding of a book)
This week we will look at Part Five, The Becoming of Unity. We can have a good measure of unity in our churches and homes if we seek to follow the biblical principles that promote unity. However, there is coming a time that we will forever have perfect unity.
A. At the Rapture we will be "caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." I Thess. 4:16-17
We shall all be like Jesus. 1 John 3:2 says, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."
B. At the Revelation of Jesus Christ all the saved will praise Him in one accord with one voice.
In the following verses the Bible uses the terms one voice, great voice, the voice. Rev. 14:2, 7; Rev. 19:1,5,6
We will defy the rules of singular and plural from English class at that day because a multitude of us will sing and shout with one voice.
Do you remember the illustration I told you earlier about the pianos? Pianos should be tuned to the tuner, rather than each other. If we are in tune with the Lord and pleasing Him we will have unity. In these verses, where we have perfect unity in heaven, guess where we are focused! We are focusing on the one that is worthy of all our praise, the Lord Jesus.
What a grand and glorious day that is going to be! Please come back for the conclusion of this series on Unity, when we look at the Binding of Unity. Like a book is bound together to the cover by glue, Christians can be bound together.