E PLURIBUS UNUM
Psa. 96:1-2 ¶ O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day.
Man has been separated from one another for a long time. We are divided by race, nationality, social stature, religion, you name it and that probably qualifies for another category of separation. All of our hearts long for unity but something inside us just promotes all these schisms. David had touched on something in his life that is the only possible source of unity. It is actually a unity of heart by the Holy Spirit that reveals itself in a new song. This new song is supernatural and is the expression of the very life of God, the joy of The Lord found only in His presence. Those who love and embrace this song of the Spirit have stepped into the potential of unity, not only with God but with brothers and sisters in Christ. Here is how Charles Spurgeon expressed this truth.
“Sing unto the Lord, all the earth. — National jealousies are dead; a Jew invites the Gentiles to adore, and joins with them, so that all the earth may lift up one common psalm as with one heart and voice unto Jehovah, who hath visited it with his salvation. No corner of the world is to be discordant, no race of heathen to be dumb. All the earth Jehovah made, and all the earth must sing to him. As the sun shines on all lands, so are all lands to delight in the light of the Sun of Righteousness. E Pluribus Unum, out of many one song shall come forth. The multitudinous languages of the sons of Adam, who were scattered at Babel, will blend in the same song when the people are gathered at Zion. Nor men alone, but the earth itself is to praise its Maker. Made subject to vanity for a while by a sad necessity, the creation itself also is to be delivered from the bondage of corruption, and brought into the glorious liberty of the children of God, so that sea and forest, field and flood, are to be joyful before the Lord. Is this a dream? then let us dream again. Blessed are the eyes which shall see the kingdom, and the ears which shall hear its songs. Hasten thine advent, good Lord! Yea, send forth speedily the rod of thy strength out of Zion, that the nations may bow before the Lord and his Anointed.”
I love what Spurgeon said, out of many one song will come forth. We recently tasted this song at a home meeting in China. These brothers and sisters did not have the freedom to worship publicly, but worship they did. The song of The Lord tasted of supernatural unity, the kind of unity not found on earth. Drinking together of His presence, worshipping together in the Spirit, there is no greater freedom found anywhere on earth. This is the kind of freedom that no man can bind up.