POWER IN UNITY
The sound of this generation will sing a new song:
Unity  is the Key to Victory and Power
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Bob, Dee and Marilyn
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First I want to say that GOD has revealed some pretty awesome things that will be
taking place in this generation. When God begins revealing things He wants to
accomplish
(Every generation has a different sound) He first reveals them to his prophets,
so do not put up your guard against this message, but ponder it, study it, pray
about it and allow the Hoy Spirit to reveal its truth. Thank you.

Two days before, my friend and prayer partner and I had decided to separate
ourselves unto the LORD for twenty-one days. During this time I kept hearing ‘The
little foxes spoil the vine.’ And also, ‘Stop straining at the gnat.’

As I went to the Prayer Room the first morning I was sitting there wondering what
He wanted me to do; study/read, pray or worship.

I picked up the Bible, which had been opened to the end of Hosea and the
beginning of the Book of Joel. I thought I was going to be reading in the Book of
Joel, but the Lord drew my attention to the last few verses in the Book of Hosea;
which says:


“I will heal their backsliding; I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away
from him. I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall grow
(sprout) like the lily, and
lengthen
(strike) his roots like Lebanon. His branches shall spread (go); his beauty
shall be like an olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon. Those who dwell under
his shadow shall return; they shall be revived like grain, and grow like a vine, their
scent
(remembrance) shall be like the wind of Lebanon. Ephraim shall say, ‘What have
I to do anymore with idols?’ I have heard and observed him. I am like a green
cypress tree; your fruit is found in Me.”
(This needs to be preached-awesome!) Who is
wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For
the ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors
stumble in them. (Hosea 14:4-9)

When I read that the first thing I heard the LORD say to me was, ‘Stop Nit Pickin’. I
thought….hummm is that what we Christians are always doing, Nit pickin’ each
other about insignificant/unimportant things that continue to ‘separate’ the body of
Christ?

Then I heard the Scripture again, “It’s the little foxes that spoil the vines.”

Song of Solomon 2:15: Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for
our vines have tender grapes.

This is saying a mouth full! It is not the giant things that separate us it is the little
foxes
(things) like unbelief, resistance, hardness of heart. Hardness of the heart is
one of the greatest enemies of love and we know that GOD is love. (I John 4:8 & 16)

My mind was then drawn back to an incident: a man who came to us for help began
criticizing us for having a tree trimmed during this CHRISTmas season. The
Scripture that filled my mind was: “It’s
the little foxes that spoil the vine.” Another
thing that happened was, right before CHRISTmas I sent out an e-mail CHRISTmas
Card to many of our friends. One of them replied with a negative response; in
essence they said; ‘I was wrong for putting up a tree’….they had ‘increased
knowledge’….again I heard, “It’s
the little foxes that spoil the vine.’

The other Scripture I was hearing was: ‘Quit straining at a gnat’; quoting the
Scripture:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrite! For you pay tithe of mint
and anise and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law; justice
and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others
undone. Blind guides, who
strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! (Matthew 23:23-
24)
(A strainer is used to remove foreign matter avoiding impurities that would otherwise be
consumed-interesting huh?)

These are two powerful Scriptures to teach us ‘what are the more important things
when living a Christian life.

Jesus used the illustration of the ‘strainer’ to show them their spiritual eyes were
looking at the trivial things
(outward appearance) and overlooking the most important
things; such as: Peace, Mercy and Justice. This is not easy for us, as Christians, to
swallow but as I ponder my own life and remember the many things I would hear in
church meetings
(services, socials, friends talking, etc.) it became so real what the Lord
wanted to tell the church today.


STOP NIT PICKIN’….                                  LOVE ONE ANOTHER!


The Lord is preparing us for something greater than we have done or seen before
and we must get these ‘little foxes’ out of the body and UNITE! So with that said let
us continue, first I want to share with you what the Lord spoke to me back in

December 2001:

“My desire”, says the Lord “is to fellowship with you. But there must be a cleansing
of the temple”. The abominations must be exposed: Gossiping, backbiting, double
mindedness, slothfulness, envy, strife, high-mindedness. My house must once
again become a House of Prayer. Humble yourself before Me and I, your Lord, will
show you things to come. Put away idle things that come between us. Talk to Me
and I will answer. Stay with Me and I will reveal Myself to you. set yourself apart
and I will do mighty works through you. Weep upon the altars and souls will be
born into the kingdom. Worship Me and I will come and heal you, your church and
your land. For in My presence all things consist and exist. I am the I AM!....there is
none like Mr. Worship Me, and My presence will come and we will fellowship
together once again.
(Notice He mentions ‘worship’ twice)

So I asked the Lord to help me speak and write what was on His heart for His
people for this ‘new’ year….the year 2009….the Year of Birthing.

While pondering I was reminded of part of the Word the Lord had given me on

December 12 2008: Power In Unity will take a new turn, bigger, bolder then you
ever thought. The body of Christ will become stronger.”
I then saw A Vision: Of
intercessors arm in arm. I saw Power In Unity become stronger and stronger,
worshipping and praising and praising GOD. I cannot and could not express the
power I felt and saw when He began speaking to me about the Power Of Unity.

Then He spoke again:
“Power In Unity is much, much bigger and broader than you
know. I have plans; I have thoughts you cannot imagine.”
 
Power in Unity is not just a name of a ministry….it is God’s
way and aways has been. He did not divide His church. He
did not come up with denominational barriers. He has always
been for unity.

Ephesians 4:2-6:…endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your
calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above
all, and through all, and in you all.

This brought back something I had read from the ElijahList, dated 12-31-2008, by
John Belt (Live in His presence Ministries). I invite you to go to the Achieves on
the ElijahList and read the entire word. I am going to quote just one piece from
John Belt’s marvelous prophetic word:

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your
dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.”
(Isaiah
54:2)
. “Things are accelerating in the Spirit. This is a time of God’s favor and overwhelming blessings in
the midst of testing times. As we anchor ourselves to Him, building our house on His Words, we will not
fall to discover the place that He has prepared for us in this hour.”

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it
shall be done for you.”
(John 15:7) “We are in a season of building and expansion. The Lord is
building the house. In a vision I saw someone adding another addition to a house. I was surprised at
just how fast it was progressing. One minute it did not even exist, then the next it was there….Ask the
Lord to release a fresh oil upon your head to remove the weights and chores mindset that He may
replace it with a joyful desire to be with Him….God will release His unprecedented favor or famous
anointing upon His people. Because our hearts are to make HIM famous, He will release this anointing
upon our lives. Due to the absence of ‘self-promotion’, God will do the promoting and bring His Joseph
Company into the places of prominence that He has destined for this time from the foundation of the
world….”

The two main things I saw was: 1) The body of Christ is going to become stronger
and stronger because we are going to go back to ‘seeking’ Him and glorifying Him
and lifting Him up. 2) we are going back to our knees in prayer, unifying around this
world, in one accord for one purpose and goal; that is to Lift JESUS higher and
higher as we decrease. Here a little more of John Belt’s prophetic word:

“When the economy of Heaven is functioning in His righteous holy ones, the city
rejoices. What this means is that when the righteous tap into Heaven’s realities
and function from that realm, the realm of Heaven gains access through the
gateway of the heart of His people into the earth. The people of God are the
channels of blessings that funnel the unlimited resources of Heaven into the
earth.”

In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 it says there is a time for everything: To everything there is a
season, a time for every purpose under heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

My Christian friends, I believe this is the time of great release from the portals of
glory. I believe this is the season God is going to begin to transfer what the wicked
have been storing up for us…the righteous. Not only is God releasing the wealth
upon the earth but He is going to pour it down from the portals of Glory also. I
believe we are walking into the season where the wicked will decrease and God’s
people will increase in His kingdom work.

First the body must be cleansed and purified. God is trying to show us something.
Anything that divides the Body of Christ is NOT OF GOD! What does the Scripture
say? It says there should be No schism in the body.  





                            Divided we fall
….That there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have
the same care for one another. (I Corinthians 12:25)

You may be asking yourself, ‘what exactly does schism mean? It means: a division
or a split. Now what does the Word say about division?

“If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand (I do not hear any
stuttering-do you?)
and if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”
(Mark 3:24-25)
This Scripture is repeated also in Matthew 12:25 and Luke 11:17.

The Word also says in Mark 9:38-41: Now John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we
saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we
forbade him because he does not follow us.” but Jesus said, “Do not forbid him,
for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me.
For he who is not against us is on our side. For whoever gives you a cup of water
to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will
by no means lose his reward.”

What is the Lord saying to us here and in many other places throughout His Word?
If it is not of God’s WILL for us to fail or stumble, why do we put trivial things
between us and our brothers and sisters as a stumbling block? I pose this
question to you: Just because ‘every’ one does not believe ‘exactly’ like we do….
will they lose their reward? The Word says NO!....so let us

                   STOP…. NIT PICKIN’

Let us as Christians join ‘together’, arm in arm, pulling down the partitions that
divide us so we become stronger and stronger. With increased strength God is
able to trust us with more and more of earth’s wealth and heaven’s wealth. Wealth
of heaven and earth is not just silver and gold but it is wisdom, discernment,
knowledge and understanding…it is learning the Power Of Unity in the Body of
Christ; power to overcome our ‘common’ enemy…..the devil.

We have a lot to think about.  May each one of us see the other as a blessing, a
brother or sister in the Lord. May we pray for those whom we think need help
asking the Holy Spirit to guide us; and if He chooses to use us may we be ready
and in so doing we show a more Christ-like way of living. May we search our hearts
and see what we need to do to be more like Him; to see more of the Glory of God
come down in our lives and in our churches. God wants to take us into a ‘new’
dominion/realm of His glory. Let us strip ourselves of this world and allow Him to
do a ‘new’ thing in us. Remember the most important thing is this message in
UNITY of His Body! Let me close this chapter with this






In our darkest moments the LORD, ‘opens the door’ and enters into the room
bringing in His Light….He walks across the room and wraps His tender arms
around you and whispers “I Love You’. I am with you through the storm and till the
end.”
Part I
Divided we Fall
(Emphasizes on Scriptures by me for clarity)
Golden Nugget


bob@powerinunity.com
dee@powerinunity.com
marilyn@powerinunity.com
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