From the very beginning, one of the greatest tactics of the enemy was to cause division in the body of Christ. We first see division when the serpent tricked man to partake of the forbidden fruit of the garden. Man went from being connected to God, to being separated from God. Simply put, division means to separate.
This principle of unity is so great that the enemy spends his very existence to disrupt it. God lets us in on the secret to overcoming the spirit of division by the way of unity. One of the ways we achieve this is through the avenue of love. Love is the glue that holds all things together. The Bible declares in Colossians 3:14 “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.”
There is such great power in love that Jesus actually gave us a mandate. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34,35. This is such a powerful principle that the body of Christ can really benefit from for the upbuilding of the kingdom of God. Unity is a weapon against the kingdom of darkness. Division and discord leave room for the enemy to come in and disrupt the move and plans of God. Unity shuts the door and gives no place for the enemy.
In what ways has the enemy tried to cause division in your life? How did you respond to his tactics? Did you keep His command to love your neighbor?