Unity in the Family for Dominion Mandate
MINISTERING: Rev. Ademola Babatunde
TEXT: 2 Chronicles 30:12
12 Also the hand of God was on Judah to give them singleness of heart to obey the command of the king and the leaders, at the word of the Lord.
God designed the family to be a united force.
In view of the dominion mandate God has given unto us, a united force is required to defeat our common enemy.
God’s hand upon the family is to bring us into unity. If there should be one prayer points family should pray daily, it should be “O Lord, place your hand upon us as a family to give us the unity of mind to carry out Your will on earth”
II CALL FOR UNITY Psalm 133:1-3
Unity is a state of oneness. It is also having the whole members of the family being united into one. Unity is finding harmony in our diversity.
God’s desire is that His people dwell together in unity. Every member of the family must seek after the harmony of the family as a unit. This is what differentiates believers from others in the world.
Where there is unity, the blessings of God will be found there.
Where there is unity, the presence of God will be there. Where there is unity, the power of God is there.
Unity is critical to the fulfillment of God’s mission in the family and in the world in general.
Unity means so much to God. John 17: 21-22
- Unity is a Prayer point in the mind of Christ.
- Unity is a Desire in the mind of Christ.
- Unity is a Reflection of Christ in us.
- Unity is a Demonstration of our Relationship with God.
- Unity is a Practical Testimony for the World to see in us.
III COMMITMENT TO UNITY. Philippians 2:1-2
- Being United in Faith. Philippians 1:7
We need to let our conduct be worthy of the gospel
If we follow the Word of God, it would become the guiding light of our lives and relationship
- Be United in Your Mind. Romans 15:5-6
God is looking for a combination of minds that thinks as one. Our minds need to be refined in the way we think. Philippians 4:8
- Be United in Love. Colossians 2:2-3
Love is essential in building a strong family. Without love, the family flavor is lost
IV CONSEQUENCE OF DISUNITY.
- The Word of God is Blasphemed. 1 Timothy 6:1
The world is looking out for Christian families to be an example of believers to follow.
Where there is disunity, we give room for people to speak evil of our faith.
- It Destabilizes the Family. Proverbs 13:10.
Disunity destabilizes the family. This brings negative consequences to everyone in the family.
In view of God’s plans and purpose for us, the subject of unity cannot be neglected in the family so as to fulfill God’s mission on earth.