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. —John 17:21
By keeping all obstructions out of the channel of faith, we get a continual supply of oil; and the light shall shine through the tabernacle always. If the oracle written on stone was glorious, how much more glorious under grace! The Holy Ghost shall abide with you always.
Jesus said that if we keep His commandments, the Father and He would both take up their abode with us. They dwell with us, and we are flooded with the Holy Ghost. We become people to be wondered at. We are one with Him and with one another in the Spirit.
At the dedication of Solomon’s temple, “all the congregation of Israel stood” as the glory of the Lord filled the house of God. (2 Chron. 6:3). The glory came down at Solomon’s prayer of dedication. At a glimpse of that glory the congregation lost their strength and the whole multitude “bowed their faces to the ground . . . and worshiped, and praised the Lord” (2 Chron. 7:3). There should be perfect fellowship and harmony, we are to be one in the Spirit.
Father, make us one in Your Spirit that we
may perfectly give You glory. Amen.