Beloved of the Lord,
As this significant year advances it is being more and more borne in
upon us that the "key-word" for the Lord's people in these days of
His near appearing is surely "Unity."
Does not the Spirit insistently urge this in your zealous hearts?
And we can only become "One" by the One Spirit. The Unity is the
Oneness of the Spirit, the Oneness of the Divine Life - the "Life
hid with Christ in God." To live in any other realm than in that
Life above the heavens means exposure to all the schismatic wiles of
the devil. And the way into that Holiest of all, the immediate
Presence of God, where we are and can be all in One, is only through
the broken Veil of the Lord Jesus' flesh, and in the power of His
So tremendously significant for the whole purpose of God is this
need that the Oneness of the Body of Christ should be realised and
appropriated by all believers, that no words of ours can adequately
express the urge of the Holy Spirit we feel concerning it, but we
pass on His words, spoken in the holy fellowship of the same Spirit
as He deliberately embraced the Cross for our sakes: yet not for our
sakes as individuals merely, but for the corporate church which He
is ever seeking to perfect and complete:- "Neither, make I request for these alone, but for them also which
shall believe INTO Me through their word; that they ALL may be ONE"
- and then are added words too marvellous to credit but that His
blood has sealed them, words that describe this Oneness as that
which made Him and the Father to be One, the Oneness of the Eternal
Life shared in One Spirit - "ONE, according as Thou, Father, art in
Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be ONE in us."
Oh, we beseech you, beloved, strive earnestly in the Spirit towards
this end of God.
Yours, because His,
T, MADOC JEFFREYS.
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