Friday, December 19, 2014

What Race is a New Creation person?

As perhaps an unintentional Prophetic Act, I often find myself bodily right in the center of people who's skin color is not like mine.  Certainly I fit better in a prophetic and apostolic Church like Crusaders where most of the members are black.  But it's more than that. It's where I eat, it's where I shop sometimes, it's where I stay in  motels when I travel.  I default.  I have learned a lot from this.  I am well aware of how others react to those around me and to me.  I see white privilege.  I get it. Yet, I cannot do anything to change it.  Outrage will only confuse the situation.  There is a biblical understanding required.

Something happens when I encounter people, who don't know me, who immediately recognize me in the spirit.  I look at them, and in a tenth of a second they know, I know.  It's just not being friendly, it's spiritual radar.  Like minded.  Like precious faith. Spirit to Spirit.  The Bible talks of this:

Romans 8:12-17 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
 In that when we know as we are known of one another all identity based on externals fades away.  We are one.  Unified.  We carry the banner of our race, NEW CREATION.  It is more important than our fleshly identification.  It is our identity in Christ that becomes dominant. 

This can (and does) happen in a restaurant, in a mall, in an encounter anywhere.   Soon like in the matrix, I have become aware that there are only TWO RACES on the planet.  Old Flesh Uncreated and New Creations.  

Once we begin to see ourselves in our true identity, most of what else seemed to matter.. doesn't.  If it does.... you might want to check your spiritual passport for RACE.  That might be the problem.

1 comment:

Alma said...

So true, thank you for sharing this! A salute from the northernmost part of Sweden.

I think of what Christmas Present said to Scrooge when e looked upon poor people with contempt: "Are they not of the human race?"

God bless you!