There will be some that will not like what I share. Racism is at an all time high. There is so much hatred even in the church, but I need to address this.
Many years ago, I was praying and talking to God about family and many different things. I have never had a problem with the color of one’s skin. I have great grandchildren that come from what the world terms “mixed” in color, and they are beautiful children. I love them unconditionally. As I was praying, I asked the Lord how He felt about mixed marriages, and this was His answer:
Helen, who is my church?
“Those that are saved, Lord.”
He asked again
“Helen, who is my church?”
I answered again,
“Anyone that is born again, Lord.”
He asked the third time,
“Helen, who is my church?
I said, “Lord what are you wanting me to say?” He responded with
“Where do they come from?”
“They come from anywhere in the world, Lord, China, Russia, Japan, Africa, England, American, and everywhere else if they are saved.”
Then He said,
“Helen, who is my bride?”
“Your bride is the Church, Lord.”
That is right, now you know how I feel about “mixed” marriages!”
Then he went on to say,
My bride is made up from everyone in every country regardless of ethnicity. It isn’t about the color of their skin.
A mixed marriage is not of ethnicity, it is an unbeliever with a believer.”
That conversation settled it for me. A mixed marriage isn’t about the color of one’s skin. It is about sin. You can’t mix a non-believer and believer and have unity. It just won’t work.
Israel found itself in great distress when they intermarried with those that did not believe in the Lord Jehovah. It always brought their nation down. God told them not to marry those that served other gods. The same thing is true for a Christian. A Christian should never marry a non-Christian because that marriage is doomed to fail.
Recently I watched a video by Dr. Kynan Bridges (whose ethnicity is African American) where he talks about the day God told him he wasn’t black. He was shocked by that statement, but after listening to the Lord, he stopped being black. God showed him that there is no color in the spirit. If you’re saved, then you are all part of the body of Christ, where there is no difference according to skin color.
Racism comes from the sin nature my friends. God hates it. We should hate it too. When we look beyond the skin to the sin, and repent of the sin, the skin will make no difference. We should never judge a person by the color of their skin.
Do you have a problem with “mixed” marriages? Then examine your heart and let God remove the sin. I pray that the body of Christ will grow up, walk in love, and become what God intended it to be.