Is the increasing criticism of “The PRIVILEGE” of certain people today truly warranted if the knowledge of its corresponding REQUIREMENTS and NECESSITY is being ignored and suppressed in order to thwart God’s Plan for man-kind?
And is this “WAR on PRIVILEGE” really just the beginning of the “WAR on the FIRSTFRUITS”, those few who will be granted The PRIVILEGE of becoming The BRIDE who marries the Messiah on HOLYDAY 3?
To answer these questions, we must first understand that The PRIVILEGE has three specific and profound REQUIREMENTS connected to it:
These REQUIREMENTS are NON-NEGOTIABLE, and are CONDITIONS-PRECEDENT and SUBSEQUENT to the grant of The PRIVILEGE.
However, the REQUIREMENTS aspect of The PRIVILEGE is foolishly ignored and deliberately suppressed by those in control of the media today because of their atheistic worldview – a deception perpetrated by the god of this world (Rev 12:9; 2 Cor 4:4).
Therefore, because of this ignorance and bias, most people cannot see the NECESSITY of The PRIVILEGE as an essential part of a DIVINE Strategy of a PHASED APPROACH to convincing as many people as possible to freely choose to agree with a Way of Life that will produce an eternally-sustainable and happy existence for all.
So, let us review each of these three REQUIREMENTS for The PRIVILEGE, and then consider WHY The PRIVILEGE is a NECESSITY in God’s PLAN to enable ALL of man-kind to live happily-ever-after with Him and His Son.
1. The PRIVILEGE requires PERFORMANCE.
Since the term “White Privilege” is quickly becoming a favorite slur term in the news today, it would be good to determine when a basis for “White Privilege” might actually have begun in man-kind’s history. Then we can determine what, if any, requirements were associated with it, and see if it is truly fair to allege it to be simply favoritism and prejudice.
In Biblical history, it appears that “White Privilege” could very well have started with Abraham, the man to whom the Creator granted special promises (privileges) of having many descendants, land, power and wealth. But was there anything required of Abraham that actually enabled this special grant/privilege?
Yes… two things were required: FAITH and OBEDIENCE.
The account in Genesis shows that Abraham believed the promises that God made to him, and therefore he left his homeland to go to this new land, and he also proved that he was willing to obey and do anything commanded by God in order to inherit these promises (Rom 4:3, 12, 16; Gal 3:7, 9; Heb 11:8; Js 2:21-24).
Thereafter, The PRIVILEGE was passed on to Abraham’s descendants, but with the same REQUIREMENTS of faith and obedience. Abraham’s grandson was named Jacob, which was later changed by God to Israel. Israel had 12 sons, and they became known as the 12 Tribes of Israel. The Tribe of Joseph was one these 12 Tribes. Before Israel died, he passed on The PRIVILEGE (Birthright and Blessing) to the Tribe of Joseph through Joseph’s two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, in a very special ceremony that is recorded in Gen 48:1-22.
After the 12 Tribes were miraculously delivered from the land of Egypt, God intended to fulfill the promises (The PRIVILEGE) He made to Abraham by giving his descendants the land of Canaan. However, this fulfillment was still conditioned on the same REQUIREMENTS of faith and obedience. We know from history how badly the Israelites failed to perform these two requirements, so God withheld the fulfillment of these promises for a period of “seven times” (Lev 26:18) which calculates to 7 x 360 years or 2,520 years by applying the year for a day pattern in Num 14:24. God had repeatedly warned them that if they failed to keep His law and statutes (holydays) that they would be removed from their new homeland (Ezek 20:1-24).
So, after 2,520 years from 718 B.C. when the Assyria captured the 10 Northern Tribes of Israel and carried them into to the Caucasus Mountains area, we would expect the fulfillment of the unconditional promises given to Abraham to begin. And indeed, they it did begin, because that is exactly the time of a major land acquisition in America known as the Louisiana Purchase Treaty in 1803, and the subsequent rise to wealth and power of the English-speaking peoples of England and America, who are the “nation and company of nations” that Joseph was prophesied to become in Gen 35:11! The tracing of the ancestry of these people to the Caucasus Mountains near the Caspian Sea is why they were commonly known as “Caucasians”, which today no longer appears on typical registration forms as one of the choices for race/ethnicity, since it has been replaced the designation “white”. Could this be part of an effort to further hide the true identity of these people as the descendants of the 12 Tribes? After all, if the slur term was instead “Caucasian Privilege”, wouldn’t that give out too much of a clue about their heritage?
But, now, are these people doing any better today than their ancient ancestors did in PERFORMING the REQUIREMENTS of faith and obedience? Are they keeping God’s laws and statutes (holydays)?
And this is POOR PERFORMANCE is exactly what should be complained about!
The CAUCASIANS, and particularly the descendants of the Tribe of Joseph who have inherited The PRIVILEGE granted to their great great grandfather Abraham, have NOT PERFORMED the REQUIREMENTS of faith and obedience, and stand rightly to be accused and indicted for that failure!
The PRIVILEGE is not the issue!
The PERFORMANCE is the issue!
Truly, the complaint against these CAUCASIANS should be about “WHITE PERFORMANCE“, not “WHITE PRIVILEGE”!
“KEEPING THE HOLYDAYS” is the main “WHITE PERFORMANCE” that God requires!
But today, no one seems to be indicting the “white people” for forsaking the Holydays. Why not? Is that too much truth?
The “Caucasians “, if they truly want to cure these complaints about “white privilege”, should realize that the original issue is about their foolish failure to keep God’s Holyday Statutes, and they should start a major campaign to educate themselves about these Holydays and start keeping them in spirit and truth!
But the PERFORMANCE of KEEPING THE HOLYDAYS is only the first REQUIREMENT for The PRIVILEGE being granted and kept.
There is also a REQUIREMENT of a real and deep SEPARATION from the world and its ways.
2. The PRIVILEGE requires SEPARATION
In the Scriptures, the concept of “SEPARATION” is clearly established in the very beginning of God’s construct and paradigm of reality.
Gen 1:4 shows that God separated light from darkness.
Gen 1:6-7 shows that God separated the waters above and below by creating a “firmament” boundary in the heavens between them.
Gen 1:9 shows that God separated the waters below the firmament into one place so that the dry land appeared.
Gen 1:27 shows that God separated man into male and female.
Gen 1:31 shows that God considered all of this “separation” to be very good.
Gen 2:3 shows that God sanctified (set apart) the seventh day as a special memorial of His six days of creation.
Gen 2:17 shows that God revealed a separation or distinction between good and evil.
Gen 6 shows that God separated Noah and his family from the rest of man-kind who were destroyed in the Flood.
Gen 10:5 shows that God separated Noah’s into the three major races that were further separated into lands and coast-lands accordingly.
Gen 10:32 confirms God’s intention to create separate nations from Noah’s three sons.
Gen 11:4-8 shows that these nations resisted this separation after the Flood, and tried to become “one people” again. God thwarted this ancient attempt at “multiculturalism” by creating different languages that would cause these people to separate accordingly.
Lev 20:22-24 shows that God separated the Israelites from all of the other peoples by giving them a homeland that was possessed by another nation that had abhorrent customs that caused the land to “spew them out”, and prohibited the Israelites from associating with such nations and customs lest they also be cast out of the land. In fact, God identifies Himself as “I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from the peoples”.
Lev 20:28 confirms that this separation is very important, and is directly related to the very character of God as “holy”, and whose character must be reflected by these people whom God now claims “to be Mine”.
So this separation is about behavior, customs and character. It is NOT about RACE!
Today, this separation is slandered as “segregation” and “racism”.
But if the separation is really targeting behavior, then these claims of racism become exposed as just ploys to dilute God’s standard of behavior with the “customs of the nations” that God abhors! Notice again in Lev 20:23 that God emphasizes that it was “the customs of nation” that was the issue, not RACE!
Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.
Now, besides separating the Israelites from outside nations and their customs, God also applies this principle of separation WITHIN the nation of Israel itself.
Num 35:9-34 shows that God separates Israelite “manslayers” from the rest of the general population of the Israelites by forcing them to flee to “cities of refuge” (Num 35:9-34). This appears to be God’s “safety first” program to prevent the spread of careless loss of life within the nation. So again, this separation had nothing to do with race.
But God also separated people within Israel for health reasons. Lev 13 shows that people with leprosy were forced into quarantine areas to prevent the spread of the terribly contagious disease. Again, this separation had nothing to do with race.
Now, why can’t this separation principle apply equally as well to mental health issues?
Since ideas animate behavior, wouldn’t it be wise to separate and quarantine bad ideas so that they don’t infect and defile others and result in subsequent bad behavior?
Isn’t this mental/behavorial separation/segregation exactly what God was doing when He warned the Israelites to not learn the customs of the nations?
Thus you are to keep My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; I am the LORD your God
And this separation also applied to any aliens that were sojourning in their land, showing that is not about race, but about ideas and behavior.
24 ‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled. 25 ‘For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants. 26 ‘But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you 27 (for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled ); 28 so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you. 29 ‘For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.
God explained that this mental separation is what would preclude bad behavior, and it was accomplished by constantly meditating on God’s word, and passing it on to the next generation by teaching it to all of the children.
18 “You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 19 “You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.
Num 15:16, 29 shows that God separates His ideology from all others. And that this one ideology must be applied to everyone within Israel’s borders.
16 There is to be one law and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you… 29 ‘You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them.
Deut 32:8 shows that God separated all of the nations to give each nation their inheritance, and to set their boundaries (borders) “according to the sons of Israel”.
Deut 32:9-43 then shows why Jacob (Israel) became the reference point for the inheritance of all nations. It is because He sovereignly decided to use this particular people, “a nation lacking counsel, and there is no understanding in them” (Deut 32:28), to be the best example and tool to bring the majority of man-kind into His Eternal Divine Family. It was NOT because of any mental superiority, because here we see how stupid these people truly were in God’s eyes, and even still are today.
Gen 49:22-26 shows that Jacob’s son Joseph was distinguished (separated) from his brothers, because it was all part of a plan to save the rest of his brothers from a great famine in those days. Perhaps this is also a TYPE for a later fulfillment in God’s Plan to save their modern descendants, and then eventually the rest of man-kind during the Millenium?
1 Kg 8:51-53 shows that God separated the Israelites from Egypt and “from all peoples of the earth as Thine inheritance”, because of His PLAN to use them as a prototype in a phased approach to save all of man-kind.
Ezra 10 shows that the Israelites who returned from the Babylonian captivity realized that the cause of that captivity was their not remaining separate from other nations and their customs.
2 Cor 14-17 shows that God definitely expects those that believe in Him to come out and be separate from “unbelievers“. Notice again, it is not about race, but about a belief system – religion.
Isa 55:5 shows that God is going to call and separate His Holy Nation from the rest of the world in order to fulfill HOLYDAY 3!
Rev 5:9-10 shows that this Holy Nation is comprised of people from all nations and languages, “And thou hast made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign on the earth”. Again, this selection for The PRIVILEGE of being in the Holy Nation on HOLYDAY 3 is not about race since these are people from all nations and races.
So if The PRIVILEGE is not about RACE, or MERIT, then what is it about really?
The PRIVILEGE is about GRACE!
3. The PRIVILEGE requires GRACE
Is it truly fair to harangue “white privilege” and not consider that maybe it is just the “sovereign prerogative” and “unmerited grace” initiated by a Supernatural Being that has a Plan to implement a PHASED APPROACH for convincing as many people as possible to want to be like Him, and to agree that His WAY of LIFE is the only way to provide an eternally-sustainable and happy existence for ALL?
Isn’t such a PHASED APPROACH a typical strategy employed in any important and large-scale project plan?
Isn’t it also typical in such a plan to first select a “PILOT GROUP” to test a new product or service on?
Wouldn’t the testimony of this pilot group help convince a later larger group that your product or service truly works?
Now, would it then be fair to start labeling and ridiculing this pilot group as “privileged”, when actually they were just carefully selected as a good representative sample of the larger group addressed later?
Could this be this case for what actually happened when God chose the Israelites as His “PILOT GROUP”, as His “HOLY NATION”?
Deut 7:7 shows that the Israelites were not chosen because they were the biggest population. Neither were they the smartest population, for they were “a nation lacking counsel, and there is no understanding in them” (Deut 32:28).
So why were the Israelites chosen?
Deut 32:8 shows that God chose the Israelites because He loved them, and to keep His oath to Abraham. It was entirely by GRACE, because Abraham believed God.
For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
13 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.
16 For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
So all of us, along with these Israelites, are ultimately the recipients of The PRIVILEGE of inheriting the world… IF we BELIEVE GOD, “in order that it may be in accordance with GRACE“!
So, The PRIVILEGE requires GRACE.
And GRACE makes it so that no one can boast if one is “chosen”.
But then neither can one ridicule the “chosen”, the recipients of The PRIVILEGE that is in accord with GRACE.
Ridiculing “The PRIVILEGE” also amounts to ridiculing GRACE.
And ridiculing or slandering GRACE could be sinning against the HOLY SPIRIT, which we are warned about as a sin which will never be forgiven (Mk 3:29; Lk 12:10)!
So anyone slandering The PRIVILEGE by calling it “white privilege” is committing an offense against God’s CHARACTER (love and grace) and His PHASED APPROACH to saving man-kind. It is also slander against one’s own chance to receive the privilege of inheriting the world by this same grace.
Using the slur term “white privilege” shows one’s ignorance of the NECESSITY of The PRIVILEGE in God’s PLAN for saving ALL of man-kind.
4. The PRIVILEGE is a NECESSITY
Is this “WAR on PRIVILEGE” really just the beginning of a “WAR on the FIRSTFRUITS“, those few who will be granted The PRIVILEGE of becoming The BRIDE who marries the Messiah on HOLYDAY 3?
It is clear that HOLYDAY 3 is a NECESSARY MILESTONE in God’s Master Plan to save all of man-kind.
HOLYDAY 3 is also known as the FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS and PENTECOST. It pictures the required Spring Harvest of those who have been called to be the first group of people to be changed to eternal spirit beings, and have accepted and sufficiently performed the requirements of faith and obedience to God and His Way of Life (Rev 3:21).
The PRIVILEGE is a NECESSITY because of God’s PHASED APPROACH to convince as many as possible to love Him and His Way of Life.
The FIRST PHASE is HOLYDAY 3 – the Spring Harvest.
The SECOND PHASE is HOLYDAY 6 – the Fall Harvest.
This pattern is deliberately pictured by the two agricultural harvests everyone experiences every year first-hand in this world.
This “harvest pattern” is our BIG CLUE to what God’s Plan is for us!
In God’s estimation, there would not be as many people in the Fall Harvest if the people in the Spring Harvest did not exist.
The FIRST FRUITS of the Spring Harvest are NECESSARY for some people to be convinced during the Fall Harvest!
It is a matter of FREE CHOICE and EMPATHY.
It is a matter of TWO WITNESSES – God and the First Fruits – that will enable many to be fully convinced that God is God, and that His Way is the only way to a sustainable happiness for all!
These First Fruits can provide the evidence that God cannot provide, to wit, that beings that were only mortal flesh from their very beginning can also become eternal God-plane beings by freely choosing God’s Way of thinking and living, and trusting Him to then mold their minds and hearts to be able to live happily for an eternity.
So, just as the Israelite Caucasians will again be granted The PRIVILEGE to be God’s Model Nation during the Holyday 6 Millenium (Ezek 36:22-28), so will the resurrected First Fruits be granted The PRIVILEGE during that same time of sitting with Christ on His Throne (Rev 3:21) to personally assist Him in helping others to choose The Way of LIFE (Isa 30:20-21).
20 Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. 21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.
In summary then, The PRIVILEGE that is ordained by God has definite REQUIREMENTS, and is a vital NECESSITY for most of man-kind to be fully convinced to freely choose to believe God and to completely agree with His Way of LIFE.
Those who foolishly and knowingly slander The PRIVILEGE as “white privilege” will never be forgiven this serious sin because they are blaspheming the Holy Spirit of GRACE that enables forgiveness and the choice of eternal life.
“but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin.”