Walk in Unity

Ephesians 4:1-6         Unity1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were 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[a] all.

How do we as different organizations walk in unity?
I have ask myself this question many times to get a real understanding and meaning of Unity with different Biblical Views. The answer was so simple a child could understand it. Before I give you the formula, I want to tell you a true story about my son as a young teen and his mindset that made me stop and think about things. A local Pastor and I were in the yard of the church I pastored and were having a discussion about a church merge. It was difficult to him and I because he was of one denomination and I was of another. In the midst of the conversation, my son stopped to give us both the solution. He said, "Dad you call your overseer and let Pastor ___ call his overseer and tell them you are going to merge churches". Understand, my son could not see the man made walls created that would hinder this type of merge. So I told him that mindset excites me, because it was so innocent and pure, but it is not that easy. So, to continue with the formula I feel some fellow Pastors and I came up with was this; Simply put we all have one thing in common and that is, you must be born again, Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior and without His salvation we will go to hell. We also believe that He died and arose again and sent the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost as a comforter, guide teacher, etc. This is enough glue to bind us together to do the work for Jesus until He comes back as He said He would do. So lets keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace until He come for us and lets win the lost souls to Jesus and lets work together to make Jesus and the Church look desirable to those who are not believers or those confused or hurt. We have a mighty army if we can just get each platoon together for the fight.

In Jesus Name,
Dean Dixon (PD)


This Old House

This old house was a place of joy and festivities in years past but has broken down because of no upkeep and activity going on inside and out.

Our lives can get in a place when we do not let the joy and peace dominate and when we do not allow the Holy Spirit work on our house to make it a place of residence. Too many times we see only the flesh man and not the spirit man who needs the same good help and attention daily. The scripture says; Joshus 3:5 kjv And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you. Ephesians 5:26 kjv  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,.....At some points in the old and new Testaments we see purification and the daily need of it. This makes the representation of Jesus Christ beautiful in us as we walk this daily life. Today ask the Lord to begin a cleansing in your spirit so that you represent Him well. Then, begin to praise Him for all  He has done. Psalm 22:3 But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel. 

Dean Dixon (PD)