“In this life today it doesn’t matter whether you are a Jew or Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave or free.” (Colossians 3:11-12 NLT) Yet put on therefore, as the elect of God, Holy and beloved, the bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, and longsuffering. While forbearing one another, and forgiving one another. If any man has a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, you shall do also. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
See the way God sees when He looks at mankind; He doesn’t see us as different races. He doesn’t see different social standings or color or creed. God looks past all the superficial things that our culture seems to magnify; things like what we wear, what we drive, where we work and what we look like. He sees us all the same; not black or white, just His beautiful creations. No upper class or lower class; just one big family. Sometimes we as people make the mistake of judging a whole race based on a few people, this is called sweeping generalization, and it keeps us from enjoying the people God places in our lives. In the beginning, God created one couple “originally,” and it was not until the “Tower of Babel” that He confused the people of the world spreading them across the globe. At that time He also confused their language and scrambled skin colors due to their disobedience and sinful behaviors. Could this suggest that God’s original design was a people of one skin color, one language, and one culture?
Will all races live together in Heaven? Researching this question, I came across a reference link entitled, “Never Thirty.” It, in turn, led me to the Scripture of Revelation 21:24 which describes the new Heaven and Earth. It states that people from various nations will be in Heaven, that is, those who believe in Jesus Christ and follow Him will live there for eternity. But the culture of Heaven will be God’s culture, remember everything is new there. The old will have disappeared, and the new will have come. Sin will also be gone as well as racial prejudices and alliances. We will be different people and will have new immortal bodies. Our focus will not be on each other, but on God. We will worship and enjoy God so much that we will not care about the culture and race issues of our former lives. Let that marinate in your spirit for a moment.
People of God, if you’ve been looking at others through the traditions/spectrums of the world, why don’t you open the eyes that are in your heart and try to see others the way God sees them. We are all here by His design and called according to His purposes. When we see others through His eyes, we can come together in unity and receive the blessings He has prepared for us. I pray that we can release every prejudice and judgmental attitude and thoughts to God. Ask Him to fill your heart with love and help us to see others the way that He sees them. And then thank Him for the things that He has already done and for doing wonderful works in our lives and opening doors of blessings and increase before us in Jesus Name, Amen.