In John 17:21 Jesus prayed for the unity of His church. He prayed, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”
Have you ever heard the saying that oil and water don’t mix? This is true unless something else is brought into the mix. One example is Mayonnaise, which has soybean oil and water in it. In order for the soybean oil and water to bind together, an emulsifying ingredient must be put into the mix. The emulsifying ingredient in mayonnaise is eggs, which grabs hold of the oil and the water, keeping them from going their own way and instead bringing them together to form the mayonnaise.
The emulsifying ingredient that God has placed in His Church is the Holy Ghost. Although we may come from different backgrounds and have different personalities and experiences, God has made it possible for us to be united into one church with one purpose through the working of the Holy Ghost. As we read I Corinthians chapter 12, the vital role that the Holy Ghost plays in church unity is obvious. It is only when we as God’s people through the working of the Holy Ghost, put all of our differences aside and come together as one that the world will be drawn to the church.
“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.” – I Corinthians 12:13-14
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