The Power of We
November 11, 2019
The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them” (Genesis 11:6).
God knows the power of unity. We remember the story from Genesis 11, the Tower of Babel, as the moment God disunified people. He did this because the descendants of Noah had been disobedient to God’s command. They were to spread about the earth and glorify God, but instead they wanted to build a name for themselves, worshipping idols, rather than God. But verse 6 holds a very powerful key that we shouldn’t overlook—God scattered them because He knew that as a unified group, working together “nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.”
They were ONE people, speaking the SAME, working for ONE goal and ONE vision. They were unified, and God said together, there was nothing they couldn’t accomplish! The King James Version says, “and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” These folks were worshipping idols … how much more powerful is a unified body who worships the Lord? There is nothing you can imagine that God won’t do for His people who unite together.
Think about that in your own family, in your business, in your own life. How much division are you facing? How many people are you not speaking to? How many people are you angry with? The devil wants it to stay that way, because you can’t have the power, anointing, or God’s blessing without unity.
Jesus understood the power of we. The very last prayer He prayed on earth, He prayed, “ I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity (John 17:22-23). Five times in that prayer He asked God to make them one.
Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand … whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters (Matthew 12:25,30).
The real strategy of hell has never changed: divide and conquer, break things up, disrupt unity, set animosity and hostility between people. Make it all about me and mine and forget about we. But it’s not about me. It’s not about my. It’s about we. In Matthew 6, Jesus said in the ninth verse, pray this way, “Our Father.” Not My Father. He said the way we are to begin prayer is by saying “our.” It’s about we. It’s about coming together as one body, in one accord, in one Spirit.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? —Acts 2:1-8
At the Tower of Babel, the people were uniting against God—and even then He knew, through their unity, there was nothing they could not accomplish, so He confused their language and scattered them. On the Day of Pentecost, the people were united for God, and despite their origins, their language, their race … God gave them ONE Spirit, pouring out His blessing on them, and they all understood one another.
Today, there is nothing we can imagine that we cannot accomplish when we work together for the glory of God. When we come together with focus, when we come together to exalt Jesus, when we come together and we’re leaning into God’s Word, when there’s unity in the body—in your family, in your business, in your school—it’s unstoppable.
“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).