Acts 4:32 “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things in common.”
Philippians 1:27 “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel”
As a part of the General Order from December 17th, 1777 (see previous post), General Washington ordered the following: “the officers and soldiers, with one heart, and one mind, will resolve to surmount every difficulty, with a fortitude and patience, becoming their profession, and the sacred cause in which they are engaged.” He recognized that their only hope for survival and success was to inseparably work together.
General Washington didn’t just use the phrase “with one heart and one mind” haphazardly. He did so intentionally. He did so recognizing the Biblical power of togetherness. He did so seeing that the power of an inseparable spirit that enabled another fledging revolutionary movement to gain strength, power, and influence – the early church. They too recognized that their only hope for survival and success was to inseparably work together in Christ.
So must we!
PLEASE PRAY FOR AN INSEPARABLE SPIRIT AMONG AMERICAN CHRISTIANS AS WE STRIVE TOGETHER FOR CHRIST IN THIS LAND. We must resolve to surmount every difficulty. We must do so with fortitude and patience becoming our Saviour. After all, we are engaged in a sacred cause. Let’s pursue it with one heart, one mind and one soul.