TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Multiplication is better than division. God is ready to start multiplying when you come into unity with diverse brothers and sisters in Christ. He will lead you to a higher place.
Any level of racial hatred does not belong in the Body of Christ. We’re not going to have it in this tribe.
Newsflash! We’re not supposed to be the same race. God Almighty created different races because He loves variety and uniqueness. It was a good idea because He doesn’t like everybody acting and looking the same. He loves diversity, unlike most church folk.
In the Book of Revelation, when Jesus comes back, the 12 tribes are numbered, which is 12,000 (12×12,000=144,000). This number means something and it’s not that only 144,000 people will be saved. Revelation says that number cannot be counted.
In the Kingdom, 12 stands for perfect government. The 144,000 means this: 12,000 multiplied by 12 is saying God loves them all equally and governs them equally.
God recognizes the diversity in the tribes but does not recognize any difference in His love toward them. Nor does He recognize any difference in the significance of each tribe’s contributions. They are all the same to Him.
The Body of Christ needs to be like that. If we don’t have His Spirit, and we don’t offer something different to the rest of the world, we have nothing. If Jesus Christ removes His lampstand – His manifest presence – like He did to the church at Ephesus, you can just do church without Him.
Tribe is God’s idea. It’s the bigger picture of the family. Tribe is not the devil’s idea to divide us, but we’ve helped that cosmic punk by dividing ourselves. Don’t buy the lie!
God loves all races equally, though they have different attitudes and habits. He loves them the same because they are different. Do you?
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation…” – Revelation 5:9
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO SQUASH RACIST ATTITUDES IN YOUR HEART WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT GOD LOVES DIVERSITY. IT WAS HIS IDEA AND IT BRINGS HIM GLORY!
From my sermon series I LOVE MY TRIBE