I Love Mexicans

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

This marvelous prayer is from Ephesians 3:13-21.

I never understood how enlightened Christians could entertain racism, latently or blatantly.  In Southern California, racism is often directed towards Mexicans.  I love Mexicans.  I abhor racism.  It is completely un-Christian. Here is what the passage from Ephesians tells us:

Every family in heaven and earth derives its name from the Father

Is there a preferred nation to God?  The answer to that question is no.  This may anger dispensationalists, but there is no longer an elect nation.  This may anger patriots, but God loves Mexico as much as He loves the USA.  Much of the emphasis on the word “all” in the New Testament is not an emphasis on individual “all”, but corporate “all”; all with reference to all the nations as opposed to one elect nation.

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, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.

By Your Blood you ransomed people from every….

TRIBE, LANGUAGE, PEOPLE AND NATION

What a great portrait of the fullness of the church.  The picture in heaven includes Mexicans.  Some of them are illegals.  Jesus died for the nations, our heart must love the nations because Jesus had a focus and purpose in his death and life and kingdom which CENTERED on the nations.

I love Mexicans, maybe more than Canadians.  They are our neighbors, we view them as the modern American equivalent of the Samaritans.  Many of you need to repent.

Here is a great interview with President Vicente Fox at Westmont College.

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  • Grace

    Interesting stuff….

  • Amen!

  • I do need some work in this area and repentance. I love Mexicans that I know and that I come in contact with. I even liked them enough to date them. I think this is true about people in general for me…when I’m exposed to them (red, yellow, black or white) and know something about them I love them more. And on the whole Canadian front… the Canadians are my neighbors now…again…and I love them, too. Maybe what I’m saying is that I’m prejudiced against/leary of people in general and I need exposure to bridge that issue in my thinking…
    Does that make sense…

  • stevebag

    Ellen,
    It makes sense.
    When Tim Leonard and I went to Russia to see Mom and Pop, we experienced a humbling and enlightening moment in discovering the poverty of our heritage homeland. I had a moment where I saw what immigration accomplished for us, and that went a long way in giving me empathy for Mexican immigrants. I think there is a section in the interview with Vicente Fox where he is questioned about immigration and he talks about Adam and Abraham as having to migrate. People want better, can you blame them?
    Thank God Mom and Pop immigrated.
    On the other hand, when many quality people leave a nation, it leaves a deficit. The church in Russia is missing many of us and I often think of my gift as a pastor being used here in the land of plenty.