But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life (Jude 1:20-21 NASB).
The people in that Upper Room on the day of Pentecost came together with one accord. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking in other tongues. People from all different nations of the earth were there. Rather than hearing confusion, they heard God being glorified in their own languages. A great restoration took place on the day of Pentecost. Not only was there a restoration of man’s fellowship with God, but man was being restored with man, coming together with man to walk in unity under the name of Jesus. If you think about it for a minute, this was a profound restoration of something mankind lost after it fell away from the Lord. Remember Babel? This was the place of confused languages where man began to be divided and cultural and ethnic differences began to separate mankind. Division and discord spread across the earth. Man was not only alienated from God, he had become alienated from his fellow man. Pentecost was a prophetic picture of the restoration of man with God. These diverse languages began the great work of unity and restoration of mankind.
Read Jude 1 verses 20-21 (NASB) again, keeping in mind this restoration of unity, man with man, and man with God: “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God….” The Bible says we are to flow together with one mind, one heart, one accord and one purpose. As we pray in the Spirit, the love of God is poured out and released in our lives. This incredible, supernatural love is the source of unity in the Body of Christ. Keep yourself in the love of God, praying in the Holy Spirit. When you pray together, something happens in the Spirit that knits your hearts together in love with others by the power of the Holy Spirit and by the love of God. Not only does praying in the Spirit bring you into a place of intimacy with God, it also begins to deepen your love and connection to your fellow man.