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There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:4-6)

There is an increasingly divisive spirit taking over our nation. Lines have been drawn and conversations have been heated between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, the “left” and the “right,” and all those in between. It is becoming more and more difficult to be “neutral” concerning our beliefs and convictions. However, this is not just a political issue. It is an issue of the heart that must be corrected and modeled by a Church that understands true oneness in Christ from a Kingdom perspective.

Several years ago I had a powerful dream with a powerful message. I was confronted with a truth that we as believers must take to heart if we are to become one in heart and mind as the Body of Christ.

I saw a group of people praying in the corner, huddled together in earnest intercession. Behind them in the far distance was a mountain. I knew it represented kingdom authority and heavens council. The intercessors were seeking to connect to this mountain, to align themselves in order to break through the veil and bring heaven’s authority to bear on the earth. Yet, the connection was not clear. Interaction with this mountain was blocked.

Knowing we were not fully aligned, I stepped out of the group and began to move to the center, holding an invisible kind of line connected to this mountain. I knew we had to come into perfect alignment in order to break through. Finally, after continuing to move little by little to the left, watching this line of communication eventually settle into place, I waited.

After a few moments I saw something begin to move in the distance. Slowly, but steadily I saw three distinct Beings emerge from the heart of the mountain. Closer and closer they came until I saw what they were. Three large eagles, stately, bearing immense authority and grace. As they drew closer, I knew they had been summoned. I also knew they were looking at me.

As they drew nearer a fear and dread began to come over me at the authority and might I sensed coming from them. They were deliberate, forceful, yet moving cautiously…looking…listening. At last, the three huge figures hovered immediately above me, looking down at me with a silent yet unmistakably loud message:

“We come together, or not at all!”

I woke from this dream shaking in the Fear of the Lord. I had never experienced the power and presence of the Trinity before. Their call was unmistakable, and I knew it was a charge to the Church. It was the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit speaking to us as we desperately pray for breakthroughs in both our nation and in the Church.

Until we acknowledge the fullness of each person of the Godhead, we will not see the fullness of heaven come to the earth. We cannot pick and choose which expression of the Trinity we prefer. We cannot focus on one at the expense of the other. Each represents and expresses God’s heart and character in a different dimension: God, our Creator and loving heavenly Father. Jesus Christ, the Word become flesh and the only way to salvation through the cross. Holy Spirit, the full expression and manifestation of the Father’s heart and His Kingdom authority. They are ONE. They cannot be divided. If we want heaven to come to earth, they must come together.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed recently, I was struck by the varied messages and passions expressed by a broad range of believers. Some posts were focused primarily on the love of the Father and the need to extend mercy and unconditional love to the lost and the least. Others were focused on preaching the Word of God and representing Jesus above all else. Still others were heralding the gifts of the Spirit and the need for personal encounters along with signs, wonders, and miracles. There were those filled with continual warnings of Christ’s soon return and others blissfully caught up in God’s grace and freedom from religion.

What struck me wasn’t the truth of each message – it was the sense that everyone truly believed their message was the only way for things to change; the only means for revival to come, and the only reality needed for transformation to take place. Each message seemed to be written in an echo chamber to a familiar group of followers, many times criticizing other believers who held different priorities. They were not speaking of heresies or blatant sin. Most were simply promoting their message and their passion from their own experience and life journey.

I believe heaven is calling for us to look beyond our personal preferences and sacred cows in order to embrace a bigger picture of our Kingdom mandate in this season. In our ongoing intercession and interaction as the Body of Christ, we must honor and celebrate those expressions and messages that are different than ours. We do not have to compromise our convictions in order to value and honor other parts of the Body and the assignment they carry (see 1 Cor 12:12-14). God speaks through many voices and each voice that is connected to His heart carries a needed message. Yet, each is but a part of the whole. If we do not see the value of each part, we will miss the whole message. 

In the dream I had to get out of my comfortable corner in order to align my heart with heaven. I had to step outside my familiar group and surroundings in order to summon a response from heaven. The connection I was looking for was a heart connection. I needed to tune my heart to God’s in order to comprehend the fullness of His plans and purposes. To do that, I had to be willing to go into unfamiliar territory so I could receive new input and new perspectives from heaven.

I believe the Lord is inviting us to pay more attention to the frequencies of heaven than with our own familiar wavelengths. In our prayers, our interactions, and our communications, we can honor one another and give value to the particular message each brings and the role each part plays. While embracing our own voice and sharing our own revelations, we need to hand the microphone to others who have also been given a valid voice in this hour. It is only when we hear God’s purposes fully expressed through each part of the Body that we will truly connect to His heart. His Spirit within us will help to filter out the unnecessary parts and lesser things so we can hear the full counsel from heaven.

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit each have a role to play and voice to heed. What a joy and privilege to belong to such a complex and beautiful Body that has been empowered to express the fullness of such an incredible and awesome God.

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free —and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

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D Miriam
April 3, 2019

Confirmed in my heart what is true. When i pray i am always meeting up with Aba , Son & Spirit. They do just go together. I love that they came as Eagles in your Vision as we are praying over USA and that is our Symbol. Also in Rev don’t know which chapter right now but an Eagle goues through out the earth proclaiming GOOD NEWS. ALWAYS HOPE ITS US.

Judy
April 2, 2019

I Journal my prayers and I didn’t want any of the God had to be left out so I always pray to the father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our ever-present Holy Spirit and his angels in charge over us. This is help me as I see as you say the different elements that either only talk about Jesus or only about the Holy Spirit thank you for this wonderful article

Karren Wright
April 2, 2019

This is what I am also experiencing in my own personal walk, to listen to all who speak Gods truth in different ways. Thank you. Wanda, for your clear and powerful words.

Carolyn Billington
April 2, 2019

I am actually breathless after reading this beautiful call.
I wrote much of it in my journal with stars to highlight how important this was to and for me. What can I say but to God be the glory. Pray we will be changed to a higher calling as God children from this message.

Frances
April 2, 2019

Beautiful counsel and well written wisdom. Thank you!

Karen Hardin
April 2, 2019

A depth of insight and reminder we all need to remember. Good word!

Norma
April 2, 2019

Love this article! Covered what has been on my heart for sometime. Being able to fellowship with “others” in the faith and seeing God also in their expression.

Robert Toth
April 2, 2019

I was about once more ready to leave a fundamental bible church.
Being a charismatic, I found myself through awkward and delibating circumstances that brought me to this small but wonderful area involved with a church family. They were hoping to see a breakthrough of God’s kingdom in this particular area and with the unity of believing churches.
They were trusting me for a leadership role and gave me a book to assist in grooming me for this role.
I was not there to persuade them of “my way”.
The book said the role of apostle and prophet were finished after the deaths of those with Jesus.
This is not my experience or belief and I called out to God to assist me in direction as I was angry about feeing maligned.
I knew that if I left then no one would benefit but I was angry about the gifts and calling of the Holly Spirit not being respected.
This article helped me as I knew God was answering my prayer and that I should stay and contribute to the efforts of building God’s Kingdom here with out offence.
Thank you Lord!

Alan K Veasey
April 2, 2019

Thanks be to God for the creation of all things and the holy administration of the realm. You triune nature accomplishes and
completes all things. Your ministries of Father, Son and Holy Spirit provide unity and blessing for all creation and are the fount of all life. We must recognize all three persons and your oneness to tune into your wavelength. If we unify with you through tuning in and obeying, we may then unify with each other
under your leadership. Your ways are truth and justice. Amen.

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