Words From Keith and Debbie Crews
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? (Amos 3:3)
Unity is very important in a relationship. In the marriage relationship a husband and wife are to be one flesh (Gen 2:24; Matt 19:4-6). Can you imagine your body working without unity among its parts? It is described as an “intricate unity” in Job 10:8. Can you imagine deity without unity? We are told to “keep the unity of the Spirit” (Eph 4:3). There is one God, one Lord, one Spirit, one body, one hope, one faith, and one baptism (Eph 4:4-6). The religious world is divided. We are not agreed. There are many bodies, many faiths, and many baptisms in the divided religious world. Paul pleaded that we all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you (1 Cor 1:10). Is Christ divided (1 Cor 1:13)? If God dwells in us, and Christ dwells in us, and the Spirit dwells in us, are they telling us different things (Rom 8:9-11)? Let the word of Christ dwell in you (Col 3:16). Speak as the oracles of God (1 Pet 4:11). That is how unity is achieved. In my prayers for the church I ask God for peace, unity, and growth. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Ps 133:1).
For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book (Rev 22:18-19).
Man cannot add to or take away from God’s words and please Him. Moses said it this way, “You shall not add to the word which I command you, not take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you (Deut 4:2). Jeroboam changed God’s words regarding where to worship, who were to be priests, and the month of the feast. He sinned and led Israel away from God. We must carefully follow God’s word (1 Tim 4:6; 2 Tim 3:10). We must speak as the oracles of God (1 Pet 4:11).