Psalm 133:1 ¶ A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity![fn]
2 It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!
3 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
Amos 3:3 ¶ "Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?
Ecclesiastes 4:8 one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with riches, so that he never asks, "For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?" This also is vanity and an unhappy business.
9 ¶ Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!
11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?
12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
John 17:11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
John 17:20 ¶ "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,
21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
***THE VALUE OF UNITY***
God places a high value on unity.
There is complete unity in the Godhead.
When the people of God come together in unity behind a common vision or goal it is a beautiful and powerful thing.
My hope and deepest prayer is that we can become a church unified.
Unity may be our most obvious missing ingredient.
Pentecostals of Watson has a lot of important parts in place to become a mighty force for God.
(1) The most important thing we have going for us is that the hand of God is on us.
(2) Our property is in an ideal location to take advantage of the rapid growth of the area.
(3) We have talented, anointed people, dedicated people. *2 or 3 gathered in my name*
(4) We are blessed with unlimited potential (fields white unto harvest)
(5) Pentecostals of Watson is a redeeming church where everyone gets a second chance to reach their spiritual destiny.
(6) Of course it won't be long We will soon have a great facility that God is giving us and we will learn to use it very efficiently.
What is the mission for Pentecostals of Watson? www.pow4christ.net
The mission of Pentecostals of Watson is to worship our Lord Jesus Christ and reach out to others in fulfillment of His Great Commission by building a loving fellowship of committed believers. To accomplish this, we commit:
TO EXALT our God through corporate and individual worship. “Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker” (Psalm 95:6).
TO EDIFY, encourage and build up one another in the Body of Christ. “So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another” (Romans 14:19).
TO EQUIP God’s people for productive, fulfilling Christian lives and ministries. “For the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12).
TO EVANGELIZE those outside the family of God. “…and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
1. Pentecostals of Watson is becoming a great church in the community.
We need to find more community involvement
2. Pentecostals of Watson is becoming a great church in the area of
redeeming lives and families.
We want to become a church that helps redeem lives and families for the
glory of God.
3. We want to become a great church in Christian Care.
People must believe that God loves them and that we love them.
I believe we will see a rapid growth over the next few years and it will
challenge us in this area.
We are not challenged about loving people......we are challenged in
showing that love to everyone consistently.
4. Pentecostals of Watson is becoming a growing church spiritually as new
believers begin to feast on the living Word of God. We are a
Bible believing church and a Bible teaching church. The Word of God, if
fed consistently and honestly can produce mature believers.
5. Pentecostals of Watson will become a great church in the area of
We have had a difficult time in this area. We have had to learn to do
more with less and that has been good in many ways.
Great churches are unified churches!!
We have to step toward unity in giving
Unity opens the door for God to bless
Psa. 133:3b “For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
Here is what we can expect to happen when we come together in unity.
God promises good and pleasant when we dwell in unity.
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity.
When brothers don’t live in unity it is everything but good and pleasant.
Disunity in a church makes God’s enemies smile because in time the lack of unity will destroy the work of God.
No one expects unbelievers or even God’s enemies to live in unity, but Christian brothers & sisters, bonded together by the blood of Jesus, are expected to live in unity.
When we are not in unity the convicting power of God is diffused and weakened.
There needs to be joy and unity living among us when we are building this building.
Men, women and children sweating, bleeding and shedding tears together to make this dream come true.
We need to laugh, eat, sing and pray together to make it beautiful.
So, how then are you going to live and serve God in the Pentecostals of Watson?
The choice is yours. If you decide to come together in unity there is no limit to what can be accomplished.
We know it will be good and pleasant at least.
We have two other promises to look at that unity offers.
Psa. 133:2 God pours out his Spirit in abundance
The oil mentioned in verse two is anointing oil made for ceremonial purposes. Its basic ingredient was olive oil mixed with several sweet smelling spices.
When the Levites lead worship this oil was poured on their heads and it symbolized the Spirit of God. It produced a very pleasant smell all over the Temple area. Aaron was the first Levite so he becomes the archetype for all worship and worship leadership.
The major point of interest is the abundance of the oil. It ran down their heads into their beards. It dripped on their garments. It was abundant and lavish.
When the church comes together in unity the Spirit of God is poured out in abundance.
Its smell fills the temple. It runs down the head and drips into the beard and gets on the clothes of all who are involved. It just gets all over everything. It smells up the entire community. It is impossible to overlook.
Resources may be tight, but the Spirit of God can be abundant in unity. The music might be simple and meager, but when we worship God in unity the sweet smell of our service rises to the very nostrils of God.
So, then does the lack of unity create the lack of abundance?
Does disunity limit the Spirit’s move into the community?
Common sense says that unity creates an abundance of the Spirit.
Let us seek unity. Let us ask God to send it among us.
Let us bring an end to the power of evil to weaken and destroy our testimony. Let us come together in unity and watch the Spirit of God fly us to our destiny.
Now lets look at the last benefit of unity mentioned in this Psalm.
Psa. 133:3 God promises we will exist in a growth nourishing environment
Mt. Hermon is the tallest point in Palestine. It is snow covered most of the time and is the source of the Jordan River. When the blistering heat of summer oppresses the people they would find cooling refreshment on Hermon’s heights.
The language is poetic because the abundant dew and rain that falls on Hermon doesn’t reach Zion – Jerusalem -, but what a beautiful picture for this Psalm - The hot city of Jerusalem being blessed by the nourishing water of Hermon.
Like a tree planted by the water, Hermon promises a nourishing environment – even life evermore.
The Psalmist is telling us that when unity is in play the environment of the church is one of nourishment. People are filled and blessed and happy when unity prevails.
The promise here is that the Lord bestows his blessing. The people of God come together in unity and God brings the blessing.
Does disunity destroy the nourishing environment of a church? Yes, indeed it does. Disunity dries up the stream of water that the tree grows in. It keeps captives bound in sin. It keeps families in crisis and distress. It allows unbelievers to live undisturbed and unaware of their condition.
So, unity has to be one of the churches highest values.
Don’t allow someone to divide us. Refuse to listen to negative and destructive accusations.
Learn to love all the brothers and sisters.
Unity brings life forevermore.
Disunity is death.
Two can’t walk together unless they agree. Solomon reminds us that a cord of three strands is not easily broken.
Jesus prayed for our unity.
Unity is very valuable to a church.
Seek it at all costs.
If the enemy has caused you to be filled with destructive divisiveness run to Jesus for help.
If the enemy has kept you from the unity found in Jesus through his death and resurrection run to Jesus for salvation.