PenguinsRecently, the Lord has been speaking to me concerning the body of Christ. There are so many divisions; so many walls. There are denominational walls, racial walls, gender walls, and cultural walls. It’s as if His body is divided into many pieces with no connections, and it grieves Him.

Why is this so? Why have we allowed satan to divide us? God has some answers for us. We are all believing for a great awakening, and there are some keys to our preparation for it. One of those keys is humility.

When the reformation of Israel had stalled out and come to a stop, God sent the prophet Haggai. He said “consider your ways”; He then goes on to say the reason things are not working is “because of Mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house”. Could it be that the spiritual leaders are more interested in building their kingdoms than God’s Kingdom? Building their own houses instead of God’s? Is a spirit of competitiveness hindering God’s work?

Humility will change this. When we begin to put God’s kingdom first, then we will truly love our brothers as ourselves, and begin to bring UNITY into the body of Christ. This in turn will open the heavens for a great Awakening.

We all know the scripture in 2 Chronicles 7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. The sequence for God’s people is 1.) Humble yourselves 2.) Pray, 3.) Seek my face & 4.) Repent. The first step is to humble ourselves. This step has to happen if we expect to see the others.

When we humble ourselves, then we begin to see that we are only part of God’s plan – not the whole. Our gifts are important, and we are important, but so are others and so are their gifts. We begin to respect and honor other gifts, and, yes, even other tribes in His kingdom.

As we begin to appreciate all the facets of God’s plan, we allow ourselves to be prepared for the unity he is drawing us to. We will begin to see the power of unity, a power essential for this great awakening and reformation to come to fruition.