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Saturday, May 18, 2013


Bible Word Study

God is no respecter of persons, but He does look on the heart of man. He sees past the color of your skin and the texture of your hair. He doesn't care if you speak English or Japanese, or if you're a doctor or a laborer. In fact, God only sees two types of people; the saved and unsaved and His desire is for all come to Him, regardless of race.

Romans 2:10-11
What is the promise in this scripture to both the Jew and the Gentile?

1 Samuel 16:7
What does the Lord look at? 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
What is love and how is it manifested?

Overcoming Prejudice
Seeing Others Through God's Eyes

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28

Called To Build Bridges

Prejudice is not a new thing. Since the day Christopher Columbus set foot in the New World and enslaved the natives living on the land all the way to the Holocaust, people of all ethnic backgrounds have faced prejudice and racism over the centuries and still do so today. Prejudice isn't just about denominations and color. There's prejudice in the Church over the clothes we wear, the length of our hair, about what one person considers sin.

Think about prejudice for a moment. Prejudice always divides. Whenever you see division, you can always trace it back to opinion, speculation and prejudice. The end product is always division never unity. That's why God is looking for people who will build bridges instead of burn them.

We need to build bridges that span the chasm of custom, tradition, prejudice and opinions. We are called to reach people: people of different color, people who differ politically, doctrinally and economically. We are called to reach the Jews and the Arabs; to the Buddhists and the Muslims; to the Hare Krishna, and to all the nations.

Overcome With The Power Of Love

First John 5:4 says, "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world...." Overcomes what? The weapons that Satan has created to cause all kinds of mischief. Hated is a demonic weapon. Unforgiveness is a demonic weapon, and bitterness is a demonic weapon. In short; if it is negative then it is not from God. However; Love is born of God; and you literally break the power of hell in the world by walking in the public or social demonstration of love.

Dig Into God's Word

To cultivate love, you must dig into God's Word to find out His nature, and then actively employ those facets in your everyday life. When you are walking in God's love, you choose to believe the best about others and refuse to let insecurities keep you in bondage (1 John 4:8, 1 John 5:4, 1 Cor. 13:4-8).

Walk the Talk

By making a conscious effort to walk in love daily, you exhibit God's love, His forgiveness, power and willingness to become involved in our lives toward others. This love will draw them closer to Him, instead of the stereotypes promoted through the media.

It doesn't matter where we're from or what we look like, but that we are to care for each other to show love. And God rewards that. When we show love to another person, no matter what their skin color, speech, or home, God shows
up and He is glorified.

Don't Give Up!

Whatever you do, don't get frustrated and quit the mission God has given you because a few people want to remain ignorant. Focus on the big picture and continue to build yourself up in your most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit (Jude 20). God loves every human being so much that He is saving people of all races to go all over the world to tell those who don't yet know the Good News that Jesus loves them all!

Word Study- Dig Deeper

1. Love

2. All

3. Prejudice

4. Cultivate

5. Overcome

Thoughts To Ponder On

God the Creator, Who is called Elohim in the Hebrew, likes variety. He made innumerable kinds of plants and animals and rocks and snowflakes and rainbows and clouds. Every sunset is different, and every dawn.

Of course it makes sense that He made people in all kinds of sizes and shapes and colors! We are His most excellent creation, for we are made in His image. And when it comes to the color of our skin, God is color blind.

Take your eyes off of the outward appearances of others and focus on the more pressing issue of building the kingdom of God. Don't allow the enemy to distract you from winning souls because of racial differences. Be about your Father's business. Now is the time for the greatest harvest of souls this world has ever seen. 

Overcoming Scriptures

Mark 16:15
Romans 2:11
1 Samuel 16:7
John 13:34-35
1 John 4:8
1 Corinthians 10:32
Revelation 5:9-10
Acts 10:34-35
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Further Scriptures

Luke 10:29-31
Philippians 2:1-4
Romans 12:9

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