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  Northfield, NJ 08225

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12/21/2010

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Unity In Ones


"There is one body and one spirit----just as you were called to one hope when you were called-----one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all" (Eph. 4: 4-6).

I'm not sure when it started, but some time ago, fans at sport contests began to chant the phrase, "we are number one", when it looked like their team was about to win. They held up one finger, and some even invested in large foam fingers to wave around. There is just something special about the number....ONE!!! The number denotes that this stature....ONE...cannot be surpassed. It stands alone...In today's verse, one is used in a similar manner. It is used for the purpose of promoting unity within the body of Christ. It begins by stating that there is only one body. Jesus spoke of this church in response to Peter saying that He (Jesus) was; "the Christ, The Son of the living God." Jesus said; "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church" (Matt. 16:18).It is referred to by Paul in this way; "And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be the head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way" (Eph. 1:22-23). There may be many local congregations, but there is only one universal church. It is the one that is the body, with Jesus at the head.

To help guarantee our inheritance, there is only one Spirit to guide us.....The one HOLY SPIRIT! That one Holy Spirit resides in us, as we are His holy temple. This Holy Spirit unraveled the mystery of Christ to the apostles and they, guided by the same Holy Spirit, revealed it to us through the Word. When we obey Jesus to salvation, that Holy Spirit inhabits us and helps to guide us down the right paths. That one Holy Spirit strengthens from the inside to help the outside make the right choices. Finally, closely linked to that Spirit is one hope. That one great hope that unifies us all is the promise of salvation and eternal life. It is a hope that makes our life worth living and promises an even greater life. Being number one is really good....More tomorrow...

Have a wonderful day...Go about doing good... Love mark Phil. 4:11

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