For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. Romans 5:19 NKJV
The number one in and of itself does not exemplify authority or power. Actually, the essence of one comes across as the complete opposite. Being an animal and nature lover, when it comes to the number one, I think of how powerless an ant can be alone. But as one unit, ants can kill the most poisonous snake, the deadliest spider, and many other species four to six times their size. The same are for bees, one bee can pack a mean punch, but a swarm of bees can send the strongest man to the hospital.
Suggesting that something involving the singularity of one has power, to some if not to many is an erroneous thought. In a world made up of approximately 8 billion people, an innumerable amount of species and resources, and countless opportunities, It is not far fetched to denounce the POWER of individuality. Further more, promoting oneness contends with the very fabric in which Christianity stands on.
The scriptures teach us, we are one body that functions at its best collectively, 1 Corinthians 12:12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.
Perspective is everything. Contrary to the need for unity and its unmatched power, and influence, there is an enormous amount of power in one. We have to render respect to the power of one because that is what fuels the engine of ONENESS. In the center of the word unity, you have the letter “I.” I, adds to the quality of us, we, and our.
- One bad investment has the power to disrupt a very stable portfolio.
- One bad call in a game has the ability to change the outcome as to who wins or loses.
- One terrible comment in a heated discussion can change the total tone of a relationship.
- And as we see in Romans 5, one mans disobedience changed the totally of humanities earthly experience.
When you don’t understand or respect the power of individuality, nor the power in one decision, the masses are then subjected to your individual decisions.
The world we dwell in has been greatly impacted, by one microorganism. The CoronaVirus (Covid-19) crippled our country, and many countries abroad. Businesses have been forced to shut down. People have been laid off work. Stay at home ordinances have been put in place. And whats even more heartbreaking, many have lost their lives behind this one microscopic organism, and one person connecting with another.
But, there is hope. Just as by one mans disobedience sin entered into the entire world. And by one virus, many have lost their lives, and many others hope. The blood of Jesus is the one answer.
Jesus is the one unfailing option. When there are no logical answers, when all hope is gone, physical and emotional despair is inevitable, and man has no resolving options, the blood of Jesus was and is the answer to all. One Drop, of the blood of Jesus has the power to heal all manner of disease, comfort all levels of despair, bring unity to all levels of division, and break the curse of sin.
Clearly there is power and purpose in unity. But when life is falling apart and all hope is appearing to be lost, unity outside of the oneness of God will only render temporary satisfaction. The blood of Jesus is the one thing that brings brings unity, to our oneness.