Are There Two Human Races, or One?
Beloved Family… Last week we began to ponder the stark difference and great division separating the two human races that populate our world in this age. We know that our first parents fell into a state of Sin and enmity with God, as soon as they defied and rejected God’s Living Word and decided instead to believe and obey the word of the Serpent. At that time, they were the entire human race… whose nature suddenly became infected with fatal Sin-corruption, and separation and enmity with Almighty God.
We all inherited their nature, which was now mutilated, twisted, and so deformed that, without God’s direct intervention, we can no longer come close to serving as the image and likeness of our Creator. From conception, we no longer share in and embody our Heavenly Father’s Love Nature, and Character, and Disposition. Instead the nature with which we are born is inherently opposed and hostile to God’s Nature. Now it’s natural for us to be inherently selfish, self-centered, rebellious, manipulative, predatory, controlling and maddeningly self-destructive!
And so, beloved, as our fallen, corrupted highly-damaged race multiplied and spread, there were two major instinctual thrusts operating in our DNA:
1) We were prone to compete against our own Creator, and thus we have an inner urge to strive to usurp His rightful place as Sovereign Lord of the Universe, and,
2) Since we each tend to assume divine supremacy and preeminence for ourselves, we tend to be jealous and envious of each other. We compete against each other, driven by a lust for recognition, preeminent glory and ‘first place’ status in all things. The document from the americanhumanist.org website titled, ‘The Humanist Manifesto,’ describes this self-glorifying mindset like this:
Humanism and Its Aspirations: Humanist Manifesto III,
A Successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.
Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis. Humanists find that science is the best method for determining this knowledge as well as for solving problems and developing beneficial technologies. We also recognize the value of new departures in thought, the arts, and inner experience—each subject to analysis by critical intelligence.
Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change. Humanists recognize nature as self-existing. We accept our life as all and enough, distinguishing things as they are from things as we might wish or imagine them to be. We welcome the challenges of the future, and are drawn to and undaunted by the yet to be known.
Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience. Humanists ground values in human welfare shaped by human circumstances, interests, and concerns and extended to the global ecosystem and beyond. We are committed to treating each person as having inherent worth and dignity, and to making informed choices in a context of freedom consonant with responsibility.
Dear ones, from guidelines like these, it’s easy to see why atheistic Humanism considers Man to be ‘the measure of all things.’ And it’s also easy to understand why relativistic thinking and assumptions are such an integral part of the humanistic worldview. Since there is no Creator God in that perspective, that leaves only Man. And that’s why Man is seen to stand alone in Preeminence and Supremacy. Therefore, it’s up to each person to decide what, for them, is real, true and valuable. And since each individual is given the right and responsibility to assess and rate things, and to place value and make judgements concerning all things, it follows that one man’s truth, however different it may be from that of another, must be accepted as valid… and thus should be tolerated and respected just as much as any other.
So, the critical difference in this man-exalting worldview, is that no room is allowed for any supernatural, other-worldly, Divine input that can serve as humanity’s source of objective Truth. Thus, no Divine Revelation, such as the Bible, is accepted as valid. And these God-less premises are deeply entrenched in many sectors of modern academic, scholastic, scientific, judicial and educational circles.
And, sadly, they have even crept into the minds and attitudes of some Judeo-Christian believers! Thus, instead of viewing God as Supremely Lovable and Worthy to be worshipped, thanked, exalted, obeyed and served FOR HIS OWN SAKE, BECAUSE HE IS WORTHY OF SUCH RESPECT, PRAISE, HONOR AND SERVICE… humanistic ‘believers’ view everything in terms of what God is here to do for Man and how we should expect Him to serve us and make sure that our lives in this world, and in the one to come, should be as pleasant and well-endowed and pampered as God can cause them to be.
No doubt Paul had this type of mentality and world view in mind when he wrote these words:
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the Power of God for Salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the Righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written: “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS ONE WILL LIVE BY FAITH.”
“For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the Truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His Eternal Power and Divine Nature, have been clearly perceived, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasonings, and their senseless hearts were darkened.” (Romans 1:16-21 NASB, Emphasis added)
“And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a depraved mind, to do those things that are not proper, people having been filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, and evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unfeeling, and unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also approve of those who practice them!” (Romans 1:28-32 NASB)
In Genesis 11, it was a humanistic, self-absorbed group of people who began to share a Man-exalting worldview that entertained Self-adoring delusions of grandeur that drove them to strive to build a tower, and an empire, and a world for themselves by which they could exalt themselves to the heavens! They aspired to make a great and lofty name for themselves, and to create a world system that would be completely under their domination, and would operate in ways that conformed to their worldview. And, since they did not consider themselves to be answerable to anyone else, and refused to consider that there could be a Being that would be any more exalted than they proclaimed themselves to be, everything would be subject to the economy, laws and governmental regulations that they would impose, according to their man-exalting, self-adoring, false ‘religion.’ So their plan was to unify everything and reserve complete supremacy and control over the rest of the world, so they could rule and manage everything according to their own personal values, priorities and preferences!
God knew very well that if that evil Sin-corrupted, living dead generation succeeded in the pursuit and accomplishment of such aspirations, mankind’s inherent human wickedness and Self-adoration would peak prematurely and unleash havoc and destruction against all levels of His poor Sin-corrupted, Death-ridden Creation. And if that were allowed to happen, God’s redemptive Plan of Salvation, Regeneration and Full Restoration would not have had the time needed to run its preordained course. So God stopped what the humans at Babel were doing by confusing their ability to ‘speak the same language’ and maintain communication and understanding among themselves. Thus He foiled their common quest for God-like supremacy over this fallen world:
“So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore it was named Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:8-9)
So… the one race of humans that insisted on remaining opposed to God was scattered by Him. And their ability to develop their potential for wickedness and rebellion against God was greatly diminished. He did that for their own good, because He still loved and wanted them; and He was working out His plan to save and redeem as many of them as possible. So He kept them divided and separated from each other by language, culture, nationality and geographical boundary lines. And He prevented their Sinfulness from increasing and their culpability before Him from getting any worse than it already was. And that is how it has been to this day. In this separated state, humanity has remained relatively less harmful. And that has given God the time needed to follow through with the fulfillment of His redemptive Plan.
God’s Rescue Plan Cannot Be Thwarted
So this lets us know that God plans to rescue, redeem and reclaim our fallen race… not because we deserve it. He does it for His own sake because, despite what we’ve become in ourselves, He loves and wants us so totally that He is willing to do whatever it takes to regenerate our dead spirits and restore our ability to know, interact and abide with Him in loving obedience, loyalty and unity, once more. Thus He has to make brand new creations of us, according to His original intent and plan for all of mankind. And He has been doing that very thing… one person at a time.
And so this is how that second race of humans we’ve been talking about began to appear on the earth. We see the origin of that new race emerge in Genesis 12. At that point, God began to create a new separate human race, in opposition to the original one, starting with one man that He selected to start the process… Abram (who was later to be renamed ‘Abraham’). And through that beginning, God began to lead the rest of His enemies into a ‘death and resurrection’ kind of exodus transition.
He has been sending His Living Word to summon individuals to repent of their state of enmity against Him, and be willing to die to everything they had become as a result of Sin. And then, He recreates their spirits and they are ‘born again’ as members of His new second race of humans that belong to, and serve Him in Spirit and in Truth. These newly created humans are thus equipped by God’s Holy Spirit, to follow the trail that was blazed by Abraham. And it is a separate path that leads away from those who remain enemies of God, and leads only those who follow it into God’s Eternal Life.
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow is the gate and difficult the way that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
“Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruit. Grapes aren’t gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree produces good fruit, but the rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will recognize them by their fruit.” (Matthew 7:13-20)
So God began this awesome process by revealing Himself to Abram, who at that time was a moon-worshipping Chaldean. And He began to reveal Himself to this man’s household as well. And He forged an Eternal Blood Covenant Bond between Himself and Abraham and his family. This is how God began to create his new human race, and add more and more members to it. From this came the second human race… that God would later call, ‘Israel’.
From among all of the fallen, mortally wounded, Sin-corrupted nations, cultures and language groups that lived on this broken Sin-devastated Earth, God chose the new race that descended from Abraham to be His own personal possession… a God-blessed race of humans that would be unlike any of the others that inhabited the earth. And in the beginning, it was utterly necessary to keep the two races separate from each other. And so, to provide the instructions and dynamics for that separation that was intended to maintain the purity and authenticity of the identity and purpose of that second race of humans… and prevent it from being defiled and absorbed by the first race… while He was forming and developing it.
God didn’t do this to repay Israel for outstanding obedience and service to Him. He didn’t do it to favor her over the others and discriminate against all of the rest! All humans were His, and He wants them all! But, since most of them were operating as His enemies, He began to separate them from each other! But this separation was not intended to be eternally permanent. It was meant to highlight the enormous difference between the two, during the present set of world conditions. God intended to use Israel as a demonstration model and teaching tool for the benefit of all of the other nations, so that they too could be redeemed and restored and joined to the regenerated children of Abraham.
“Therefore say to the house of Israel, thus says ADONAI Elohim: ‘I do not do this for your sake, house of Israel, but for My holy Name, which you profaned among the nations wherever you went. I will sanctify My great Name, which has been profaned among the nations—which you have profaned among them. The nations will know that I am ADONAI’”—it is a declaration of ADONAI—“‘when I am sanctified in you before their eyes.’”
“‘For I will take you from the nations, gather you out of all the countries and bring you back to your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean from all your uncleanness and from all your idols. Moreover I will give you a new heart. I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the stony heart from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Ruach within you. Then I will cause you to walk in My laws, so you will keep My rulings and do them.” (Ezekiel 36:22-27 TLV)
So obviously, in the beginning, because the two races were so utterly different and so opposed to each other, for the time being, it was necessary to emphasize and maintain that separation. God had to purify and reconfigure and transform the nation that was His, so that she could truly become His personal image and likeness! And while that process was taking place, He had to protect Israel from contamination, from any unholy confusing mixture of ingredients that would reintroduce the ways of Death that always cause radical separation from God. Israel’s permanent lapse into Sin would have ruined everything. It would have caused confusion and reincorporated gross impurities from the first race that would have spoiled and killed what He intended to accomplish for the Death-contaminated world, through the example of His reborn remnant race of people.
So full Restoration is what God has always had in mind for all of us, since even before the fall of Adam and Eve. He knew we would fall; but He had already envisioned and created everything we would need in order to be fully restored. And because after our fall took place, the entire human race was mutilated and permeated by Death. And we became spiritually blind and deaf to God because we had separated ourselves from our true Head and Life Source… the Word of God. In that condition, it’s impossible for us to serve as God’s image and likeness!
So Father began His redemptive saving process in reverse, by separating one person at a time from the whole batch of humans that was now entirely ruined and mortally damaged. God did not give up on us. Instead He began to work out His Plan to reach, save, and restore us all, by dealing with us one person at a time. And that’s why He started with Abraham.
The idea was that each time God sends His Living Word to seek out and reclaim one of Adam’s living dead offspring, if that person responds to the call of God’s Word, and believes and submits to His Absolute Authority, God reconnects those ‘Headless’ humans back to their rightful Head… God’s Living Word! And the Life, and the Fullness of God that abide in the Word, are then imparted to the reunited human. And he or she is brought back into human Fullness that includes personal fellowship with God, and living in His service, in His Kingdom. When that happens, that human ‘dies’ to the original Adamic race from which he or she came; and God fills them with His own Holy Spirit, who becomes their brand new spiritual Eternal Life. That’s what makes us into new creations… new-born members of God’s Remnant, Israelite human race… one person at a time!
So each time one of God’s enemies reaches the point of becoming wise enough to recognize and accept the salvation and restoration to Eternal Life that God is offering to all… another former enemy of God dies… and a new child of God is born in its place! Thus the old human race diminishes by one, and the other new Blood Covenant human race, increases by one! This is God’s Plan for saving His human creation! So, ultimately, God intends for everyone in the original race who is at odds with God, to die to what he or she is… and make their Exodus from Death… to Eternal Life in and from His Eternal Living Word, until only that new, God-perfected race remains.
“Yeshua answers them, saying, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified! Amen, amen I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it produces much fruit. He who loves his (original Adamic) life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world (forsakes and exchanges it for My Life) will keep it forever. If any man serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there also will My servant be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.” (John 12:23-26 TLV, Amplification and emphasis added)
Over the years, Israel grew to be a nation! And that meant that not only did God begin to separate individual humans who were His, from other humans, but He also separated families from other families, and tribes from other tribes… and now, the new nation that was His, was separated from all the other nations and cultures that were still separated from God and enemies to that for which He stands. So all men are to be fully united to and integrated with, Yeshua, their God’s Living Word. He is the Rightful Head, who is Supreme over all of Creation. And He must be the one that covers and supplies those who are created… and serve as the wonderful Shepherd that He actually is:
“… ADONAI is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me: Your rod and Your staff comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You have anointed my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of ADONAI forever!” (Psalm 23 TLV)
“So Yeshua said again, “Amen, amen I tell you, I am the Gate for the sheep. All those who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the Gate! If anyone comes in through Me, he will be saved. He will come and go and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they might have Life, and have it abundantly! “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His Life for the sheep. The hired worker is not the shepherd, and the sheep are not his own. He sees the wolf coming and abandons the sheep and flees. Then the wolf snatches and scatters the sheep. The man is only a hired hand and does not care about the sheep.
“I am the Good Shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me, just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My Life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not from this fold; those also I must lead, and they will listen to My voice. So there shall be one flock, one Shepherd.” (John 10:7-16)
The Rising of Anti-Christ
We can see in the book of Revelation that, at the end of this age, there will be those humans who will insist on rejecting God’s Word, and His offer of Salvation. And, under the domination of the Serpent, and his demonic powers of Darkness, they will finally succeed in developing an ultimate human leader, the Anti-Christ, who will, under the influence of the Serpent, finally succeed in developing a one world government and economy and counterfeit religion that the generation of Babel was not allowed to create prematurely.
And when he finally emerges, the Anti-Christ will use what the Serpent makes it possible for him to do, to glorify himself and impose his domination on the rest of the world. And God will allow this to take place… for a short while. And then, finally, it will be time for God to send His risen Living Word, His beloved Son, back to Earth once more… in His Resurrected Glory… to overthrow His fraudulent rival, and assume final Supreme Dominion and Control over all of Creation! And all of God’s enemies will be overthrown and devastated for all of eternity.
“The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” The LORD will stretch out Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of Your enemies! Your people will volunteer freely on the Day of Your Power; in holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew. The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, “You are a Priest Forever according to the Order of Melchizedek.”
“The Lord is at Your right hand; He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath. He will judge among the nations, He will fill them with corpses, He will shatter the chief men over a broad country. He will drink from the brook by the wayside; therefore He will lift up His head!” (Psalm 110)
That final cosmic Divine Takeover is what will consummate the Ultimate Redemption and Restoration of His Father’s beautiful ‘born again’ race of humans. And then He will send down to us… the New Heavens… and the New Earth… that He will provide for those who have believed, and embraced, and submitted to His Living Word and Holy Spirit. And there, God will live in their midst, and they will experience the Fullness of the Eternal Salvation, Redemption and Resurrection Restoration that the obedience of their faith in Yeshua, their Covenant Representative and Messiah, has made possible:
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
“And He who sits on the Throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water to the one who thirsts from the Spring of the Water of Life, without cost.
“The one who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. But for the cowardly, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and sexually immoral persons, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:1-8 NASB)
So, beloved, we see that the dismal, frustrating, maddeningly dissatisfying ways in which things turned out to be in this fallen world for so many eons, will not last. EVERYTHING is about to change… for the better! The race of God’s enemies will continue to die off… one at a time, and be reborn into God’s Kingdom! So it is only a matter of time before multitudes of those who currently belong to that condemned race, finally see the Light and will repent and turn to God so that His Living Word and Holy Spirit can transform them into His image and likeness! And, after we’ve reached the point where all who are going to allow themselves to be saved… have been saved… then… the Age of the Fullness of the Gentiles will finally be reached; and those who chose to remain adamant in rejecting the offer and Gift of God’s Word… will be completely removed from the vistas of God’s Kingdom picture… forever!
“Just as Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” know then that those who have faith are children of Abraham. The Scriptures, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the Good News to Abraham in advance, saying, “All the nations shall be blessed through you.” So then, the faithful are blessed along with Abraham, the faithful one.” (Galatians 3:6-9)
But… before things get better… God has already warned us all that things are going to become worse… much, much worse!
“See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns us from heaven. And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN.”
“This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let’s show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:25-29)
Do you get that, dear ones? “YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVENS!” Whatever the demonic powers have contaminated and disfigured… will be so shaken, that only what truly comes out of the Living Word of God… may remain.” Beloved, please, please, please get hold of what God is saying to us!
Absolutely everything that is created that we see in this Sin-corrupted world, in which we now live and operate… all of that will be taken away… and replaced… by something brand new that God will send down to us from His Eternal Abode in Heaven!
So what do you imagine that will be like? What will it look and sound like as this cosmic transformation is taking place? How will it feel to those who are actually alive and in the midst of that awful, frightening time of shaking and crumbling and disintegration… when everything they have been so used to, everything they loved, embraced, identified with, and relied upon… suddenly begins to disintegrate and be wrenched away from their clutches… to make way for what is coming?
“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. On that day the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the elements will melt and disintegrate, and the earth and everything done on it shall be exposed. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what kind of people should you be? Live your lives in holiness and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God. In that day the heavens will be dissolved by fire, and the elements will melt in the intense heat. But in keeping with His promise, we look for New Heavens and a New Earth, where Righteousness dwells.” (2 Peter 3:10-13 TLV)
So now that we’ve established that every created thing or person or established structure to which we’ve been so accustomed and prized and relied upon… will be taken away, and replaced by brand new realities that God will supply for us… let’s look under our hoods, so to speak, and take inventory:
• How hung up are we on the present? And those of us who call ourselves ‘believers’… how much do we still idolize our earthly, familial heritage… and our ethnicity, nationality, culture and material possessions?
• How deeply do we still identify with our societal and organized religious status… and theological constructs and accomplishments?
• And are we still clinging desperately to fleeting, temporal labels and categories and titles such as male, female, white, black, brown, yellow, red… Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Aristocrat, wealthy, Protestant, Catholic, Messianic, Sunni, Shiite, French, Russian, Arab, Jew, American Japanese, etc., etc., etc.?
Beloved… none of these things will be around much longer! God has always intended for all of us to be one human race… in Him! We are to be one, just as He is One! And it is the Sin of radical humanistic independence from God which has spawned all those temporary, divisive, worldly categories that we learned to idolize have been the tools that the Serpent used to divide and conquer us at the fall of our first parents! We created and embraced those dividers to try to remain ‘special,’ ‘superior,’ ‘correct’ and ‘exceptional’ in our own minds. And they are the walls that keep us all separated from each other! This is what Paul was trying so hard to get across to Jewish and Gentile believers and disciples of Yeshua when they insisted on splitting, and dividing, and remaining alienated from each other on the basis of created earthly categories that exist today, but will be incinerated tomorrow!
It’s time to move closer and closer to the Reality of becoming ONE NEW MAN IN MESSIAH! It’s time to get off of ‘high center,’ to stop obsessing over past injustices and crimes and outrages and abuses committed in the past by past generations, or even by our contemporaries! It’s time to be ready and willing to let go of whatever cannot last… so that we can look to and anticipate what God has in store for us that will soon appear on the Earth from Heaven… only what comes from the Kingdom of Heaven in Eternity, is going to LAST FOREVER!
“But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For you are all sons of God through trusting in Messiah Yeshua. For all of you who were immersed in Messiah have clothed yourselves with Messiah. THERE IS NEITHER JEW NOR GREEK, THERE IS NEITHER SLAVE NOR FREE, THERE IS NEITHER MALE NOR FEMALE—FOR YOU ARE ALL ONE IN MESSIAH YESHUA! And if you belong to Messiah, then you are Abraham’s seed—heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:25-29)
In the New Heaven and the New Earth, there will be no more racial, religious or political divisions, cliques, sects and cults. ‘Me vs. you’ or ‘Us vs. Them’ categories will cease to exist! In that Realm, we will all be separated unto, and united forever with, God! Our hearts will be thoroughly ‘circumcised’ and made to be one with God in His Eternal Covenant! So how could we not be one with each other?
We will no longer label ourselves and our brethren with illegitimate and divisive worldly labels. No longer will one measure, compare, criticize and judge another, as if he were God! We will all be part of God’s regenerated, Spirit-filled Israelite race! Fraudulent ‘walls of partition’ will be nowhere to be seen!
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and it will be given to you—a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, overflowing, will be given into your lap. For whatever measure you measure out will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:37-38 TLV, Emphasis added)
“Just as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You, so also may they be one in Us, so the world may believe that You sent Me. The Glory that You have given to Me I have given to them, that they may be one just as We are one—I in them and You in Me—THAT THEY MAY BE PERFECTED IN UNITY, so that the world may know that You sent Me and loved them as You loved Me.” (John 17:21-23 TLV, Emphasis added)