By this all men will know that You are My disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:35)
And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also. (1 John 4:21)
There are three Greek words translated into the English word love in the Bible: eros, philia, and agape. Eros is a sensual love such as the love between a man and a woman. Philia is brotherly love between believers or friends. Agape is John 3:16 love, or God’s love.
For eros and philia love to work properly, it takes at least two people to agree on the love and respond accordingly toward each other.
But for agape love to work properly, it only takes one person to demonstrate it and walk in it. It matters not how others respond to that person because agape love is an extension of God to others. It can be accepted or rejected, but it is still agape love.
A person filled with agape love never compares his level of loving to others, but always compares his love to Jesus and His word.
Who’s in the right on racism? Brothers and sisters who walk in agape love like Jesus commands us to do and enjoy the uniqueness of God’s creation of mankind, knowing Jesus loves each individual and so must we.
Who’s in the wrong on racism? Brothers and sisters who hate their brothers and, by doing so, are considered murderers by scripture.
There are no gradations, stages, or degrees between agape loving the brethren or hating them. It’s either one or the other and each chooses how he will walk. It’s not up to our pastors, our political leaders, our family, our friends, our neighbors, or our culture and race; it’s up to each of us.
This is what I foresee will soon happen in America:
The decades of anger and hatred which have not been dealt with by either white Americans or blacks will soon explode into guerrilla warfare in America’s inner cities and then spill over into the suburbs. It will resemble the warfare fought in Northern Ireland of the 1970’s to 1990’s.
The anger and hatred will be fueled by America’s enemies in the Middle East and Russia. Guns and ammunition will be supplied from those sources and also from cartels in Mexico.
The initial onslaught will catch America leaders off guard. They will fritter away precious time, hoping for political solutions, but while they dawdle, numerous white Americans will be killed. White Americans will then assemble militias to fight the black forces, forcing them to retreat into the inner cities.
It will be a bloody mess.
The Lord has already prepared His own army of men, mainly whites, who will invade the inner cities during the darkest days, preaching the gospel and crying out to God for His mercy. These men have been specifically chosen because they will not love their lives even when faced with death. It will be their demonstration of God’s love which will determine the outcome of the racial wars.
Out of this turmoil, the inner cities will be transformed by the power of God from islands of hate and hopelessness into modern Goshens filled with love, peace, and God’s presence.