People may often hear the expression of one mind and one accord, but they may not realize the power of such an activity. In Genesis 11, the people of Babel spoke the same language and were determined to something to make themselves well known or famous for attention (Genesis 11:4). These people did not want to be scattered into groups but stay as one. This rebellion got God’s attention because they conspired to reach heaven on their own and not by God’s method (Genesis 11:5). This group of people were in one mind and one accord even though it was to defy God and achieve their own goals to get to heaven (Genesis 11:6). God stated that nothing will be restrained from the people when they propose or are determined to do something, so God confounded their language (Genesis 11:6-7). This confounded means to mix or frustrate. God did not confuse the people but He did mix the language to prevent the people from achieving the evil within their heart. God is not the author of confusion and disorder but of peace and order (1 Corinthians 14:33). When looking at these verses one can understand that people can achieve lots of things when they are in one mind and one accord. How often do people come together in one mind and one accord for the wrong reasons? If only the people of God came together with this mindset to do what God directs them to do, the body of Christ would be stronger and more people would be effected by the Word of God that is ministered by God’s people. God wants all things done appropriately and in an orderly manner (1 Corinthians 14:40). This includes doing good for His kingdom according to His will not according to a person’s flesh or sinful desires. A more positive example of a one mind and one accord mindset is found at the day of Pentecost (Acts 2). On the day of Pentecost the people were all with one accord in one place (Acts 2:1). One accord is defined as one purpose or one mind. Men seeking God brings a move of God (Acts 2:1-4) but men seeking to do things man’s way brings frustration (Genesis 11:1-9). Even in this positive example the language was divided but in this example it brings glory to God while Genesis brings judgment. The difference is found within the heart and the purpose of the gathering. When people are determined to be together in mind and accord things can be accomplished. Too many times this mindset or gathering is for the wrong purposes or wrong reasons. If the Body of Christ across denominations, across differences, with one mind and one accord would work together for the purposes of the Bible there would be greater moves of God throughout our region. Although churches or meetings may see moves of God in bursts or in seasons, imagine what could happen when Christians all come together based on the foundational teachings of Jesus Christ also known as the cardinal doctrines of the New Testament (Hebrews 6:1-2) to be in one mind and one accord. May Christians everywhere be determined to honor and serve God with their brothers and sisters in Christ for the purposes that God has for His people.