this year I heard the Lord say the Word, "Synergy" in
connection with a season of joining. I was not familiar
with the word so I looked it up in the dictionary. It
means that the sum of the whole is greater than the sum
of the parts. In other words, when something is joined
together it has a greater force, impact or energy than
the same components separately.
chemists create medications, often they will join more
than one substance together in order to be more
effective. The two combined actually work better in the
body than if they are taken separately. Their combined
synergistic effect magnifies the results.
Prophetically speaking, this year the Lord is joining
people, ministries, giftedness, leaders, etc together to
prepare for His greater impact. I have also seen this
play out in simple gatherings of musicians, prayer
meetings, corporate worship, home groups, etc. He is
truly blessing the act of joining together with other
believers to seek Him corporately.
believe this is the beginning stages of His army joining
together in unity, where we will march side by side as
one unit, without jealously or strife. — Where we won’t
be focused on each others gifts, but be focused upon
Him. — Where our pursuit is seeking Him, and the gifts
just pour out because we are in His Presence. — Where we
each do our part and give space for others to do their
very exciting to be a part of this joining. More and
more I see that we each have our own gifts and they were
not meant to duplicate or match another’s like a cookie
cutter mold, rather they were meant to puzzle together,
connect and enhance Who the Lord is. One person may see
a picture vision, another hear just one Word, and then
another may have the interpretation. One may have a
prayer, one may have a song. Another may war over
particular needs for deliverance, another may share a
dance unto the Lord. We each are beautifully created to
express a portion of Who He is, and we were MEANT to
join together. None of us have the whole picture, and it
is in the joining that we receive more of HIM. It is so
good when we share our individual expressions of what
the Lord is saying. Together the overall message has a
greater impact upon us all. It is awesome to be a part
of this joining together.
a lot to say about the word "Synergy." I have mentioned
it several times in passing in my posts. However, I was
quite surprised when I received the following e-mail
from a gal who had been reading the 1999 postings at my
site and I felt the knowledge of what she shared was
something we all needed to hear!
Regarding "Synergy" (Your 3/10/99 posting)
7/4/99 12:22:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time
been reading your 1999 postings at your web site and am
so tremendously encouraged and blessed with what you
have shared there. I was beyond excitement when I read
the 3/10/99 posting where you said the Lord spoke the
word "synergy" to you!
my notes on synergy written 10/21/95:
time I have used the term "Synergistic effect" when
referring to the body of Christ working together. The
end result of our efforts is so much greater than merely
the sum of the parts. I have many times questioned that
word - synergism - and have even asked the Lord if it is
an acceptable word and an acceptable interpretation. I
have even had some niggling thoughts that it may be a
"new age" term and not be proper to use in reference to
tonight as I was reading Matthew Henry's commentary and
randomly reading some of the passages he wrote regarding
divine revelation, and WHAMMO! The Lord blazed that
Greek word off the computer screen - "synergoi"! I
looked at it and thought, "That looks like the root for
"synergy!" I turned to Strong's and saw why I had never
seen it before. Strong's lists the Word as "sunergoi." I
had forgotten that the Greek letter "U" is also
translated as our "Y"! (Like "dunamis/dynamite)
out Webster's Dictionary and looked up the word
"synergy" and sure enough, the word comes from the Greek
word "synergia." It means "combined or cooperative
action or force."
time when I have referred to the synergistic effect
which seems to be at work in the body of Christ, I
didn't realize that it is because it is scriptural! This
Greek Word is recorded 13 times in the New Testament,
all having to do with fellow-workers. One of the
scriptures is 1 Cor 3:9: For we are God's fellow
workers; you are God's field, you are God's building. (NKJ)
are labourers with God, synergoi-- co-workers,
fellow-labourers (v. 9)
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:5-10 PP4)]
fellow workers ("synergoi") with God! And the effect is
synergism! Webster's Dictionary defines synergism as
"the simultaneous action of separate agencies which,
together, have greater effect than the sum of their
(sin'_r-jEE) n., [pl.] syn•er•gies.
interaction of two or more agents or
so that their combined effect is
than the sum of their individual
Cooperative interaction among groups,
especially among the acquired subsidiaries
merged parts of a corporation, that
an enhanced combined effect.
So as we
work together with one another and we are all fellow
workers ("synergoi") with God, His supernatural ability
coupled with our cooperative actions "make tremendous
power available - dynamic in its working!" Synergism in
its truest and purest expression!
You are so faithful to always confirm Your Words to me!
Thank You for showing me that "synergism" is indeed a
"divine revelation" from You! I love You so much!
Words to Ponder, volume one by Sandy Warner]
given you a precious gift by placing you in unity with
your brethren. Like scrambled eggs, the Words I give you
combine with others and you are like salt to one
another, giving each other preservation from the enemy
schemes as well as flavor to each other’s lives.
this good and wonderful gift of joining with others.
Flourish in it for that is what I meant it to be. — A
body, a healthy body functioning as one unit; rushing
here for healing; rushing there for nourishment. — A
Word of encouragement, a Word of confirmation.
no competition in the joining process. Merely an
acceptance of one another and a mutual respect for one
another’s gifts and perspectives. How good it is to see
it fit so perfectly when all have lain aside their own
ambitions to serve the whole. How good it is to lay
aside the superstars and raise Me as your Standard. I
rejoice to see you work together and function as one.
the body is one, and hath many members, and all the
members of that one body, being many, are one body: so
also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized
into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether
we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into
one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many."
(1 Corinthians 12: 12-14)