John 17:20-22 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
2 Chronicles 5:13, 14 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers wereas one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.
The foundation of Judaism is known as the Shema, The Lord our God is One. Oneness within the Godhead, or Trinity, is a revelation that is meant to serve as an example to the body of Christ. Just as the Godhead is never at war or in conflict with One Another, so too in the body of Christ. Though our functions may indeed be different, yet our essence or purpose for existence is the same. All of those who name The Name of Jesus are called to live as one for the glory of God. Our God is ALL that He reveals Himself to be in Scripture. He, Father, Son and Spirit with all of His attributes is One. Likewise, the body of Christ on earth with all of our various callings and giftings also are one in Jesus.
Jesus prayed that we would be one. Jesus prayed for our oneness knowing full well that each part of His body would possess individual distinctions and particulate giftings. When the church realizes this oneness and walks in the light of this revelation, there the presence and glory of God is manifested. When the people of God stood as one in the Holy Place of the temple praising God as One, the glory of God fell upon them. When the 120 were gathered. together in the upper room, The Spirit of God was poured out upon them. In Ephesians 2:14-22, the revelation that God gave to Paul was that the body of Christ is one. When the church walks in the revelation of God’s truth about our oneness in Jesus, His glory and presence will be sure to follow.
Make it so, Father; make it so in our lives.