These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Acts 1:14 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Acts 1:14 (NLV) — 14 These all agreed as they prayed together. The women and Mary the mother of Jesus and His brothers were there.
Acts 1:14 (NLT) — 14 They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus.
Acts 1:14 (MSG) —14 They agreed they were in this for good, completely together in prayer, the women included. Also Jesus’ mother, Mary, and his brothers.
Thoughts of Devotion:
If there was something that marked this group of believers, it was unity! Scripture teaches us that they were of one mind, and were constantly together. In Acts 4:32 it tells us, “Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.” The hearts of these pioneers of revival were intertwined into one, even if they were many in number, in the spirit they were one! They were willing to put their differences aside for the purpose of fulfilling the great task they had ahead.
Unity was the secret of the blessing in the early believers. It was the ingredient that was needed to see the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit. When they came together in the upper room, their hearts melted, they bonded and as a result their prayer was effective and with results! They understood and practiced what Jesus had said in Matthew 18:19, “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” They agreed and with one voice cried out for God to pour out his Holy Spirit upon their lives.
This morning God seeks for us to be united in one heart, one mind and one spirit. We cannot let the enemy divide us with dissension and disagreements between us. The call of the Holy Spirit is unity! Today is time to tear down all the walls we have erected, those walls of differences that have divided us from our brothers and sisters in Christ. If we remain this way, we may never see the fulfillment of the mission of Jesus in our time. In conclusion remember the prayer of Jesus “that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.”(John 17: 21-22).
Acts 4:32 (NKJV) — 32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.
John 14:13 (NKJV) — 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Luke 11:10-13 (NKJV) — 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
Matthew 13:55-56 (NKJV) — 55 Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? 56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?”
Matthew 18:19 (NKJV) — 19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Matthew 21:22NKJV) —22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Matthew 27:55-56 (NKJV) — 55 And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar, 56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
Luke 8:2-3 (NKJV) — 2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, 3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.
Luke 11:13 (NKJV) —13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
Luke 18:1 (NKJV) — 18 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
Mark 16:1 (NKJV) — 16 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
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