There are several different ways in which people try to create unity. Politics is one of the main ways. We say that we want to create unity by rallying around a particular political leader. Sadly, each time that we do this, we subsequently see a degradation of the unity toward stark diversity.

Other ways might be in racial differences. In a particular race, we seek to achieve unity. But even if we achieve unity within a race, we ultimately do nothing more than highlight the diversity and pit one group against another.

There is one way, and really only one way in which unity will be achieved. We can see that unity on display in the book of Revelation. We can see it based on worship that is given to one lamb, the Lamb of God. We see unity because we find that there are people from every tribe, every tongue, and every nation who are worshiping the Lamb, who is himself Jesus, around the throne of God. That is true unity. Through worship of Christ, we see unity achieved.

But that is one day in the future. What about now? Is there any chance for unity now? Yes, there is, although the the way that unity is achieved, in reality, hasn’t changed.

Paul writes to the Ephesian church and says that he has been praying that they would truly understand the hope that comes by the power of God that raised Christ and created one body, in unity. Here is what he says:

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Ephesians 1:18-23

Paul explains that God’s power is incomparable. It is the same power that placed Christ at God’s right hand. It is the same power that gave him authority and dominion to rule over all things and all peoples. And it is the same power that made the people One. Those people that will believe and place their hope and faith in Christ will worship him as part of his body. In his body, they will be unified here on the earth. In eternity, they will continue to be his body, worshiping Christ as one, in unity, forever.

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