Blessing the Mess – Final Thoughts

This is no small concern, as nothing less than the essence of the gospel is at stake. Jesus set a clear pattern concerning how the gospel was going to spread: people influencing others to follow Jesus through the witness of their lives.  God uses immigration to complete His agenda throughout the earth (Acts 8).   Acts 17:26 makes it clear that it is God who decides what people groups will go where, at what time, and for what purpose:

From one man he made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 

God is concerned with all the nations and their way of life.  Ultimately it is He who determines the time period and the boundaries of human habitation, regardless of the societal laws of any particular nation.   In essence Scripture suggests that all Christians have a loyalty beyond their national citizenship, which is our standing as citizens of the Kingdom of God.  Such citizenship makes us all immigrants on this earth (1 Peter 2:11; Hebrews 11:13; Philippians 3:20).  We should approach immigration as an opportunity to become ethnic entrepreneurs for His glory.

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About Alvin Sanders

An academic nerd who loves the Lord, my family, my peeps, and my hood. View all posts by Alvin Sanders

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