Revival: Oneness of Mindby A.W.Tozer on May 31, 2013
Revival: Oneness of Mind
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together
in unity...for there the Lord commands His blessing.. "
God always works where His people meet His conditions, but only when
and as they do. Any spiritual visitation will be limited or
extensive, depending how well and how widely conditions are met.
The first condition is oneness of mind among the persons who are
seeking the visitation....
Historically, revivals have been mainly the achieving of a oneness of
mind among a number of Christian believers. In the second chapter of
Acts it is recorded that they were "all with one accord in one place"
when the Spirit came upon them. He did not come to bring them into
oneness of accord; He came because they were already so. The Spirit
never comes to give unity (though His presence certainly aids and
perfects such unity as may exist). He comes to that company who have,
through repentance and faith, brought their hearts into one
Unity of mind on the part of the people of God precedes the
blessing.... unity is necessary to the outpouring of the
Spirit of God.
If you have 120 volts of electricity coming into your
house but you have broken wiring, you may turn the switch, but
nothing works-no lights come on, the stove doesn't warm, your radio
doesn't turn on. Why? Because you have broken wiring. The power is
ready to do its work with all the appliances in your home, but where
there is broken wiring, you have no power. Unity is necessary among
the children of God if we are going to know the flow of power.
Success and the Christian, 86-87.
Paths to Power, 59,61,64.
"Lord, help us to get united in order that the blessing might flow
and there might be an outpouring of oil and dew and life. Amen."