God looks for oneness and he finds egos!
The way we understand oneness and the way God means oneness are two different things.
Oneness is to leave behind individualism and self driven-ness, and to merge into each other as one entity. Father God and his Son function fused and glued in each other. Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father, said Jesus in Jn 14:9. Jesus simply refused to be an individual. It was not about his Self. My words are but my Father’s, he said in Jn12:49. I do exactly what my Father has commanded me to do, Jn 14:13.
And he blended his disciples into the oneness that he had with his Father. I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world… I gave them the words you gave me… I have given them your word… I have given them the glory that you gave me… I have made you known to them… In a world full of egos and Selfies and self-promotions, I-me my-mine, how often do we stop to think for a second, why am I doing what I am doing? What is the driving force of my motives? Ego? Greed?
How did Jesus attain this oneness with the Father? He chose to voluntarily submit to his Father. He let go of his ego. Right before his horrible death, he agonized to his Father, “Take this cup from me, yet not what I will but what you will.” Submission to his death! What a model to follow as his disciples!
My woman-friend and I were serving another lady last week, casting demons out of her life. We have not served together before. We were quite surprised to see how we were flowing in one accord. It felt like we both flew with one set of wings, so to say. Where she left I continued and where I left she continued without any disruption in the flow for the next three and a half intense hours. We were one in our spirits, one in our mind and thoughts, with God and each other. Why? Because it did not matter who did what. It did not matter who has more authority in prayer and how much the devil shudders. All we did was to submit to God and each other and the devil could find nothing of him in us; all he had to do was to submit to the One in us. He saw no division within us, but oneness through submission to God and each other.
Oneness is not – be by myself as one person.
Ego, fear, envy and hate for others are the strongest enemies (demons) of oneness that God wants to see in his bride. Cast those out; they are nothing but just demons!