Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, Texas
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021
UNITY AND BROTHERHOOD ARE KEY THEMES FOR THE CHURCH IN 2022 AND 5782
Psalms 22:22 – I will declare your name to my brothers; in the assembly I will praise you.
Jesus is made manifest in strategic alliances and relationships this year like never before.
ARE YOU WITH THE RIGHT BROTHERS OR THE WRONG BROTHERS THIS YEAR?
82nd verse of the Old Testament
Genesis 4:2 – And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Cain and Abel were not just opposites in their trade, they were in opposition in worldview. Abel’s worldview was “The Lord is good and I will do what pleases him.
Cain’s worldview was that of Rome: “What I do is good and I will do what pleases me.” Cain not only murdered his own brother, he started the world’s first false religion! DEFINITELY NOT THE RIGHT BROTHERS…
Now, the 82nd verse in the New Testament also speaks of brothers:
82nd verse of New Testament
Matthew 4:18 – And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Check out the only 82 I could find in the heavens: The star 82 Geminorum.
It is in the constellation Gemini—The Twins! And these twins are in unity because they are holding hands!
82 Geminorum is a “multiple giant” star located in the right hand of the southern twin. The right hand is all about strength, which is what the number 80 represents in Psalms 90:10 (plus 90-10=80, I couldn’t resist).
UNITY MAKES US A CONDUIT FOR GOD’S POWER!
SPEAKING OF THE RIGHT BROTHERS, CHECK THIS 82 OUT:
Strong’s 82 – Abar “to fly” or “to move wings”
Job 39:26 – Does the hawk fly by your wisdom and stretch her wings toward the south?
Working in total unity of purpose, the “Wright (builder) Brothers,” Oroville (gold) and Wilbur (resolute; brilliant) took to the skies in the “Wright Flyer” from Kitty HAWK, North Carolina, near Kill Devil Hills on December 17 (12/17), 1903. Brothers working in unity can do anything!
David gathers his “mighty men of valor”
1 Chronicles 12:17 – And David went out to meet them, and answered and said to them, “If you have come peaceably to me to help me, my heart will be united with you; but if to betray me to my enemies, since there is no wrong in my hands, may the God of our fathers look and bring judgment.”
Everyone is needed in the Body of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:17 – If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?
Jesus will not be found among the wrong brothers — the Cains and the Abels—but among the “right brothers” like Peter and Andrew, and Oroville and Wilbur Wright this year.
The Peter and Andrew assemblies are doing the same work and Jesus is in their midst. One mind, purpose and body in 2022 and 5782:
1 Corinthians 12:12-13 – For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
1 CORINTHIANS 12 IS ALL ABOUT GETTING ALONG, BEING BROTHERS IN UNITY AND BEING ONE.
CHAPTER ENDS WITH “AND I WILL SHOW YOU THE MOST EXCELLENT WAY…”
CHAPTER 13 – LOVE!!!!