Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 1:13-14 (KJV); And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Our theme scripture reveals that the disciples who tarried in the upper room were in ONE ACCORD; united in passionate prayer and intercession.
The Greek word for “accord” is “homothumadon”. It is derived from two root words, “homou” translated to mean “the same” and “thumos” translated to mean “passion.”
It describes people with a similar passion and desire which produces a godly unity between them.
They have the same mind, which mind reflects the LORD’s very thoughts because each of them functions by the true Spirit of the revelation of His Word.
There is a ONENESS in the faith that brings people together, their individual spirits are hemmed into one spirit.
This was the kind of fellowship in the early Church and because of it, God did mighty wonders by them and the fear of the church was upon all people.
God is calling the Church in our day to this oneness again.
We ought to gather in prayer with this unity. When we pray for revival, it should be for the Christendom and not just for the growth of numbers in our own churches. When we pray for the nation, it should be so the entire body of Christ benefits and not to gain political favour towards us as individuals.
Beloved saint, this unity ought to be a reality in any gathering with fellow brethren because he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit with the Lord (1 Corinthians 6:17). With such singleness of spirit, you can never offer discordant prayers and it is an eternal truth, that when you get together in a symphony of prayer pertaining anything at all, your heavenly Father will do it for you. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: John 17:21, Matthew 18:19
We ought to gather in prayer with unity. When we pray for revival, it should be for the Christendom and not just for the growth of numbers in our own churches. When we pray for the nation, it should be so the entire body of Christ benefits and not to gain political favour towards us as individuals.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for this wisdom. I acknowledge my oneness in spirit with you. This oneness is effective in my prayer life and my fellowship with the brethren. Every day, as I mature in this oneness, I witness tangible results in my life and those in my world. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.