When speaking on the topics of race and color, what we find is a vast interpretation according to the minds of men, and not from the proficiency of God. A fabricated understanding according to the human perspective, and not from the transcendence of God.
The Creator of all things.
This has caused a mass divide of hate and conspiracy among men. For centuries we have been witness to hate, slavery, supremacy, and ethnic intolerance between color and culture. A demonic binding that is so loathsome that it transcends rhyme or reason.
Now, what if I told you that there are unseen forces that have influenced us to turn on one another? That unbeknownst to us, we have been victim to a demon that hates us, more than we hate each other?
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
John 10:10 “The thief (satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and have it to the fullest.”
Isn’t it amazing how simple God instructs? In two simple verses he explains to us of things that seem so complicated? The answers to the question, “why do we hate?”
How about we dig a little deeper? Let us visit the scriptures to see what God has say about coming together. As well as to answer the question, “why are we apart?”
But first, allow me to ask a few questions, to loosen things up a bit. To get the juices flowing.
Now, what if I told you that we can come together and meet in the middle? To unite from a place of love and togetherness, and not from the devil’s duplicity and divide? Would you be interested in mending the ties that are broken?
To put an end to the violent protests. The chaos that claims to stand for equality?
What if I told you, that we can see one another as equal. That we can treat one another fairly.
Would you be willing to hop on board with this promise? I mean, are you truly interested in seeing black lives matter? Hispanic lives matter? White lives matter?
How about Police officers’? Are you willing to make their lives matter? What about unborn babies’? Can we make them matter again?
Are you willing to lay down the things you have heard to pick up what you have yet to know?
Are you willing to be filled with the Holy Spirit of God? To give Jesus a try? If you said yes to any of these questions.
That is wonderful news!
This gives us a fresh opportunity to move forward. Now, let’s take a look at what the Bible says, about Jesus. The Prince of Peace.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Ephesians 2:14-15 For He (Jesus) himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.” “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Here’s a question. “Why do we love?”
1 John 4:19 We love because he (Jesus) first loved us.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 15:9-17 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
1 John 2:9, “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.
Now, before I go any further I realize that some of my readers may have never heard this before.
That maybe, you don’t even believe in God, and this is your first time hearing such things. You are reading this and feeling like you’re on some sort of bizarre road trip. Believe me, I get it, and so does God.
In fact, He is guiding me to stop and say this to someone. So just so you know, whoever you are, God knew that you would be reading this and I am going to walk you through it.
Pretty cool huh? The Lord is a lot cooler than you think. He is firm and just in seeing that we obey Him, and for our own good.
But He is also laid back and understanding. Believe me, He knew you were coming, and He knows that you have yet to believe. So whoever you are. Please, know that you are special to Him, and He is watching.
Now, in saying that, my advice to you, be easy on yourself and take your time. Please, don’t feel pressured to try and understand everything all at once. Maybe you should say a quick prayer, and if you have never prayed before. Say this,
“God, I know I don’t know you and I’m not even sure that I believe in you. But can you take away my confusion and anxiety? Can you take away my disbelief, so I feel your presence? Can you fill me with your peace, so I know you’re there? Then say, in the Jesus Name. Amen”
Boom, there it is. Then keep reading and roll with it. See where the Lord takes you.
At the very least, you may learn something. Or, you may be filled with a peace that surpasses all understanding. This could be what you have been searching for your whole life, yet you never knew you were looking for anything.
Jesus, He knows what we need and when we need it. He will provide all of our needs according to His riches and Glory.
When we place our trust in Him. Jesus fills our empty places, and He heals all of our wounds. Believe me, Jesus is so full of love for you, and for us. Christ will meet you exactly where you are. His understanding surpasses that of our own.
He is a God of knowing. A God of glory and wonder. He is a healer and a physician who cares for our wounds. He is a God of mercy and grace. A Father of love and acceptance.
So, please, don’t sweat the small stuff. You never know what Jesus has planned for you, and today may kick it off.
I mean, what do you have to lose by reading something new? The answer, nothing. You have absolutely nothing to lose. So hang tight and stay with me.
Now, let’s get back to that peace and acceptance I was talking about. We’re going to do a short exercise, so you see how much God loves everything that He created.
However, for all intended purposes, you will have to read the whole instruction first, and then do it. Or else you won’t be able to read the instructions. If you’re not alone you can have someone else guild you by reading it to you.
Ok, here we go.
First, close your eyes for a moment and envision yourself in a giant field. A beautiful green landscape. A pasture of lush grass with hills that are filled with flowers and trees of plenty.
Now, imagine yourself sitting under one of those trees. A mighty oak. As the sun beats down over your face and you feel content with your life. This is when a gentle breeze brushes by your face and you feel alive.
You can hear crickets chirping and birds singing of the glory of God’s Grace. You feel alive and absolutely safe in this space.
Now allow the next breeze of peace to wash over you, like a blanket. Feel it’s warmth, as if it were taken fresh from the dryer, and you melt into it.
Ahhh, life, isn’t it beautiful?
Then, suddenly, in the fields there are large groups of people. A person of every kind. You are amazed at what you see. The vast walks of life that surround you, and again, you feel the warmth and Divine artistry of the people. You see that each one is unique, and as far as the eye can see, there are no two that look the same.
There are people of every color.
There is black and white and all shades in between. You notice in how the sunshine glimmers differently on each of their faces and you feel overwhelmed with joy.
You gaze in amazement at their differences while observing that they there are comparably the same.
You notice that each face comes with it a different body, and yet their sizes and shapes seem to uniformly fit.
There are those who are round and those who are thin. Those who are tall and those who are short.
You find yourself grinning from ear to ear at how nicely they all blend together.
But then, out of nowhere, you notice. There are men and woman without an arm or a leg. There are people dressed in suits and others dressed in rags.
There are people in turbans, kilts, and dresses. Those who mirror countries and continents such as Africa, India, and Asia.
This is when you feel your Spirit filling. You marvel in the diversity that you see and you are ravished with joy.
Not because of the cloths they are wearing but because of the color of their faces.
It is the beauty of the people. .
This is when you look to the sky and smile. You feel gravity weighing in because of the beauty of life, and your heart, it skips a beat.
Now, imagine seeing those same people, but this time. They have the faces of your children. You see your babies heads atop each of the bodies of color, and you feel love.
You are encapsulated in total bliss by your admiration for each of them. Your heart is ready burst with love for them. As you hold out your arms to welcome them.
The feeling you have is void of any animosity or separation. All you desire is to be with them. To embrace them tightly, and hold on forever.
You want nothing more than to keep them with you for eternity. You never want to let them go.
Allow yourself to feel the tenderness of this moment. As mother or father loves their children. Let it overwhelm you.
Then, when your heart is filled with calm and peace—open your eyes.
Now, I have a question for you. Do you know what you just saw? What you just felt?
You just witnessed all of creation from the eyes of God. This is what Jesus sees and feels when He looks at you. When He looks at me. This is what Jesus sees when He looks at everyone He has created. Because each face is created in the image and likeness of Him.
Father made each person exactly like He planned. There isn’t a flaw in them. So whether a person has one leg or two, both of those people are loved equally. So what gives us the right to think that anyone is beneath us?
Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said, “Do not look at his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
Now, remember earlier in this passage? When I said, “what if there were a demon who hated us, more than we hate each other?” Well, I am here to tell you there is such a creature. His name is, satan.
He is the enemy of all that is good and Holy. The divider of peace and unity among men. He is a deviant who lurks in the shadows of the Earth. He seeks to cause mass extermination of all that God has created.
This reject, was thrown from Heaven for being wicked and disobedient. He is motivated by pure evil, stimulated by hate, and will stop at nothing to make sure that everything good is demolished, dismantled, and destroyed. Including the bonds between people.
He uses the inferior ways of our thinking against us. He has many millions of fallen angels that scour the Earth with him. They look to hurt people day and night. They whisper in our ears when we don’t know God, and when we do know God, the Lord silences the sound.
This is why it is Jesus that will unite us once again. Because Jesus is love, and He is the Creator. Satan is only the imitator. Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for us, he was risen on the third day and now He is a spirit.
So when we believe in Jesus as the Son of God. That He died for our sins, and rose again on the third day. When we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. He forgives us of our sins, and by the blood of His sacrifice on the cross we are made new in Him. We are reborn into His Holy Spirit through fire and water.
Matthew 3:11 I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me ( Joh the Baptist) comes one ( Jesus) who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
This is when we are are given a spiritual light that shines on things that once kept us in the dark.
Now imagine being in the dark. When the lights are out we often see things that aren’t there. We imagine things one way but when the light comes on, we see them another. This is what Jesus does for us. We start to love ourselves on the inside. So much so that we start to loves others that we wouldn’t have before. The same love the overflows in us, flows out from us to over others.
Jesus completely changes us. He gives us a change of mind and clean heart. It is the Holy Spirit that convicts us of our sin. Creating in us the desire to change and stop hating and sinning.
Psalms 51 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors (sinners) thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.(into the likeness of God)
Jesus makes a way from no way. Because this type of transition is spiritual, and not the mystic spiritual that modern day spiritualists teach. Not the hocus pocus kind. I am talking about the real deal Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ. The body of Jesus Christ that we cant see but we feel. We are then given faith that we once did not have.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
In fact, Jesus says, even though we can’t see Him. All we need is the faith of the size of a mustard seed, and we can move mountains.
What does that mean?
It means that all things are possible with little faith. But as we are obedient to God, and we love our brothers and sisters, the same as we love ourselves, Jesus increases our faith. He also convicts us of our sinful life that led us to hate others and not believe in Him.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
So, in closing, as this is getting to be long. We see throughout scripture it is satan’s hatred for God that leads him to attack us. By attacking each other. Satan never wanted Jesus to be born in the first place. So now that he failed his mission to kill baby Jesus. The devil made it his mission to hate, steal, kill, and destroy all that God has made. Which includes you and me.
The devil and his minions are the cause of the desolation and rivalry between nation, colors, creeds, and people. He is to blame for what we see, and I don’t know about you. But I hate the devil and he hates me.
However, I work day and night to teach against his lies that keep people blind. That keep people hurting and fighting one another. We must understand from where this chaos comes from.
Where the pain and hate is sent from. The only reason God allows these things is because we were created with the free will to choose. So when we do the right things and follow God, the Lord protects us from a lot of Satan’s wicked ways.
But for those who ignore God and deny Jesus. He allow all hell to break loose to show us that it is through Him that we are covered by His blood.
Now, I think this is enough for today. However, I hope you subscribe and I see you back. Remember, when you feel lonely, lost, or afraid. Or if you feel happy or grateful. Call out the name of Jesus and he will answer. In one way or another the Lord speaks.
Job 33:14 Why do you complain to Him that He answers nothing a man asks? For God speaks in one way and in another, yet no one notices. 1.15In a dream, in a vision in the night, when deep sleep falls upon men as they slumber on their beds.
God Bless You.
Evangelist, Christine’s Cornerstone Ministries