Maintaining the Unity of Love
(week 08/06)

Olubi Johnson

The scriptures reveal to us three levels of unity:

1. Unity of the faith

2. Unity of the Spirit

3. Unity of the knowledge of the Son of God.

Ephesians 4:13 NKJV: till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

Ephesians 4:3 NKJV: endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

The unity of the faith speaks of our being one in Christ: all of us having the same faith in Jesus Christ to be born-again.

The unity of the spirit speaks of us being baptised in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues (Ac. 2.4, 10.44, 19.6) by which we can release the power of God in great measure to walk in divine love, so keeping our hearts, without offence (Jud.1.20, 21, Ps. 119.165): open to one another in the bond of peace so gradually bringing us into the unity of divine love.

Colossians 3:14 NIV: And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

It is this unity of divine love that will precipitate the manifestation of the glory of God amongst us; and it is this manifestation of the glory (Jn. 2.11) which will causes to do the works Jesus did and greater (Jn. 14.12) that will ultimately bring us to the unity of the knowledge of the Son of God.

This truth is revealed in:

John 17:20-23 NKJV: “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

This unity of love is being developed and maintained now in firstfruits companies by the Word and the power of Holy Spirit:

1 John 2:5 NKJV: But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him (individual leaders).

1 John 4:12-13 NKJV: No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another (individually), God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us (collectively). 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

1 John 4:16-18 NKJV: God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him (individually). 17 Love has been perfected among us (collective body under covering of perfect leadership) in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

In these firstfruits companies there is a leadership (shown as individuals in 1 Jn. 2.5 above) that is perfecting the love of God in themselves by the Word and the Spirit as shown in the scriptures above and there is a followership (shown as a group in 1 Jn. 4. 17 above) that is copying their example at different levels of spiritual development.

Satan seeing what is happening is throwing everything he has at such first-fruit companies to break the unity of love.

This is message is to the whole body of Christ: particularly to those who are currently developing the love of God by the Word and the Spirit:

Do not break rank: maintain the unity of love by not being offended and washing each others feet for the manifestation of the glory of God through your unity of love is imminent.

So maintain the unity of love by the Word and the Spirit!