Any coalition that does not have God and His perfect will as its focus is evil. Ephesians 4:13 says we are only made perfect when we come to the unity of faith which comes from the knowledge of Jesus Christ. This Scripture is simply saying that when we are called to unite, we must first ask for the purpose of such union. This is because uniting with people blindly could result in untold agony, as we see in the case of Jehoshaphat the King of Judah and his unholy alliance with the idolatrous Ahab King of Israel (1 Kings 22:1-53). It was only the mercy of God that spared Jehoshaphat from dying another man’s death. The unfortunate thing about an ungodly and rebellious alliance is that it always ends in frustration and shame. Psalms 2:4 says when people do this: “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” We see this with the people at Babel in Genesis 11:1-8. They united in rebellion and God confounded their language, so they could not understand one another. The record in Psalms 2:2 teaches us several lessons. One is that God is always aware of any alliance to rebel against Him. The Almighty God will always reveal the evil plans of your enemies, in Jesus name. Two, God does not only expose the evil conspiracies, He also always does something about them. We see an example in Daniel 6:7-24 when the princes and presidents in Babylon conspired against Daniel. All those who are united against God's purpose for your life shall be confounded and their purposes will be defeated, in Jesus name. Three, when God arises to foil the plans of those who unite against Him and His people, He leaves them confused and in disarray. Your enemies will never be able to agree in their decision to destroy you, in Jesus' name. Do not consent when rebellious people ask you to join them (Proverbs 1:10-15). Beloved, look inward: are you uniting in any form of rebellion? Now is the time to stop, if you are. If you are not, I congratulate you. May the Lord grant you the grace never to align yourself with rebels, in the mighty name of Jesus. Written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye.