"Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace. Ephesians 4:3 AMPC
The source of unity is love!
When Jesus came to dwell among us, going to the cross to rise to victory it was driven by the Love of God for us.
Love always covers and protects. This is a perfect indicator to ensure you are walking in love along with the Word of God. If you are covered and procreating. Let's look at Genesis 9:23.
So Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it upon the shoulders of both, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness. Genesis 9:23 AMPC Here we see Noah's sons illustrating this in a real human act, covering their father when he became intoxicated. This is love. One attribute of the Holy Spirit is to bring love and unity across the body of Christ. It doesn't matter what nation or language. People always think of the Tower of Babel as the people having unity but they were guilty of pride. Therefore the name of it was called Babel–because there the Lord confounded the language of all the earth; and from that place the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:9 AMPC Now, “Adonai” in this text means the Spirit. And where the Spirit of Adonai is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians (2 Co) 3:17 CJB Where the Spirit is there is always liberty, freedom. Manipulation has no part. Look at Matthew 5:3. “Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are the poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever]. Matthew 5:3 AMP This is a perfect example of love for others. Let each one of us remember others before ourselves, repent and mourn over our sins when we fall short. When we do this walking in love for God and others we birth forth unity.
What are your thoughts? How can we begin to birth real unity in our families, our churches, our communities and our nation? Love one another, God bless.