Notice, when the Lord God describes a people or an individual, He always mentions the nation that they were from, not the color of one's skin. For example, when the Lord God wanted to keep the people from building the tower of Babel after the flood, He wanted to stop the people from being in one location. How did He accomplish that? He did it through multiple languages.
At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words. As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there.
They began saying to each other, “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.) Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.”
But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”
In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city. That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world. The languages created a new environment and multiple cultures. He didn't create more races, He create more languages, which created more cultures. Those who understood one another, gathered themselves together and created their own community, regardless of their color of their skin.
In the Kingdom, there is only one mindset, which creates only one kind of environment. That environment is a oneness. Remember what the Lord Jesus stated to the religious leader: One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”
That is what will happen when you develop a Kingdom mindset. But keep in mind, because this is a fallen world, developing a Kingdom mindset is a process. Once you start on that road of embracing the Kingdom message, your biological family may become indifferent to you, because they won't understand the changes in your life. The same can be said about your old friends. The Lord Jesus made this statement while He was here on earth. “I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished. Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! From now on families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against—or two in favor and three against.
‘Father will be divided against son and son against father;
mother against daughter and daughter against mother;
and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’”
My question then is, why are you trying to stay in good-standing with your friends and family at the risk of disobeying His Word? Your loyalty is to the King, not to your family or friends. Remember what the Lord Jesus stated: If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. Allow me to add, that your cross is the hardship you will encounter when you are in good-standing with the King, not wearing a cross around your neck. If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. Wearing a cross doesn't imply that you are a citizen of the Kingdom. It says you are religious and of a religious mindset. It is jewelry to enjoy and nothing more. When a Kingdom citizen is guided by the Holy Spirit (the Governor), their demeanor, speech, character and actions say who they are. When a citizen of the Kingdom is present, there should be an environment of peace if the Holy Spirit is operating through them.
Genesis 11:1-9 Mark 12:28-31 Luke 12:49-53 Matthew 10:37-39
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