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e learned from the first article   fellowship together.
                 in this series that the spiritual   Unity is compared to the holy anointing
        Wapplication of the term “fellow-     oil (Exo 29:7; 30:23-25) which was poured
        ship” can be described as unity among   upon the head of Aaron, the high priest.
        believers, based on a shared communion   The holy anointing oil was used to
        with God through the Lord Jesus Christ.   consecrate Aaron, to set him apart to
        So, we can understand from this statement   serve the Lord. It ran down from his head
        that fellowship is associated with unity.  to his beard, to the skirts, or hem, of his
          Unity can be described as “living and   garments. This seems to indicate a person
        working  together  in  perfect  harmony   wholly consecrated to God, from head to
        and agreement, with love being the    feet, and would picture for us the Lord
        element that binds us together.” While   Jesus, who was wholly devoted to His
        the theme of unity is found throughout   God. It might also indicate the body of
        the Scriptures, the word itself is found   the Church, dwelling together in unity,
        only three times in all the Word of God.    producing a precious, fragrant aroma.
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          The psalmist wrote of unity, “Behold,   The psalmist also compared unity to
        how good and how pleasant it is for   the dew of Mount Hermon. Just as the
        brethren to dwell together in unity! It   dew from Mount Hermon provided
        is like the precious ointment upon the   refreshing and renewal for the thirsty
        head,  that ran down upon the beard,   ground, so brethren dwelling together
        even Aaron's beard: that went down to   in unity brings renewal and revival and
        the skirts of his garments; As the dew of   allows the Lord to command blessing.
        Hermon, and as the dew that descended   Without unity, there can be no blessing
        upon the mountains of Zion: for there the   from the Lord. Interestingly, the Lord
        LORD commanded the blessing, even life   said, “I will be as the dew unto Israel,”
        for evermore” (Psa 133:1-3). 2        promising fruitfulness and fragrance
          The psalmist described unity and    (Hos 14:5-7).
        emphasized dwelling together as being   Twice in Ephesians chapter 4 Paul
        “good and pleasant.” The word “good”   referred to unity. In verse 3, he expressed
        describes the character of God. The word   the thought of “endeavouring to keep
        “pleasant” describes the blessed result   the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
        when the character of God is exhibited   peace.” The thought of unity is further
        among  His  people  as  they  walk  in  strengthened by the expressions used in
                                              the verses that follow: “one body, and one
        1 In the KJV.                         Spirit … one hope … one Lord, one faith,
        2 Bible quotations in this article are from the KJV.  one baptism, one God and Father of all”

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