All understanding comes by the preaching of the one true gospel. And the one true gospel is the Mashiach, Yeshua of “Nazareth”, died for our sins according to the Old Testament, He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the Old Testament.
“Slaves, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto the Mashiach, not with eyeservice, as menpleasers, but as the slaves of the Mashiach, doing the will of God from the heart, with good will doing service, as to the Lord, whether a slave or free. And you masters do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening, knowing that your master also is in heaven, neither is there respect of persons with Him. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.” Eph 6
Beloved, Paul wrote these words to those who God called out of the world, idol worshippers and Yisrael, worshippers of Yehovah Elohiym. In Paul’s days there were slaves among the Roman empire, and there were slaves according to Law in Yisrael. No slave should have been made a slave in Yisrael except if they themselves made themself a slave. I man could only make himself a slave according to the Law of Moshah. For a man under the Law could sell himself into slavery, and according to the Law would be set free at the appointed time of jubilee. Paul, here, was talking to slaves and masters who God granted grace as masters and slaves, whether of Yudah or the nations (Gentiles). They were to abide in whatever state they were called in, masters and slaves, and God would fulfill his purpose. I do not know all the various ways God has dealt with all whom He has called as a slave. Some He has freed, and other He has not, but to the child of grace called as a slave, let each man be convinced in his own mind. Could you image that the slavery a man was called in, was the type of slavery that kept him ignorant of the word of God and a preacher. Let this man seek his freedom that he may live. And this was the type of slavery in this so-called Christian nation. Slavery imposed upon others in the name of Christ. Do not forget in the name of Christ. I appeal to all who name the name of Christ to see what was given approval of in this land. In the grace of God understand that those who called themselves Christians took on the workl and greatly mistreated their fellow man in the name of Christ. This cannot be, and if the preacher does not strongly reprimand those who call themselves Christians he is full partaker in their sin, and more so. For is it not his place to reprimand the flock for unrighteousness. It is not his place as with all the children of grace to mourn concerning sins that are not mentioned among the unbelievers.
Now some of the children of grace would be slaves when called and have believing masters. The master God has chosen also. But other of the children of grace would not have believing masters. But whether master or slave they were brought out from among the unbelievers who are worshippers of gods that are no gods. A slave was not to seek to be changed from the state he was called, whether the master was a believer, or whether not. He could be released him from the state of slavery, and then he would be free, and no longer slave to a man, only a slave to the Mashiach. I speak of forceful or voluntary slavery. But let us say God calls a man as a slave and the master is an unbeliever. Are there not any believers that have spiritual discernment and judge the man their brother. Could they not entreat the unbelieving master and even if be purchase that man from him, to free him. Yes, this could happen and many other events. When God gives grace to a man many things happen, and not peace but division, and freedom in the Mashiach.
Now beloved I will speak of slavery as it applies in our day and hour. The nations of Europe who instituted slavery in the New World (it was in other parts of the world also) called themselves Christians. They first enslaved those who abided in this land, and for Christ’s sake they said. For those of many lands were taken in the name of Christ, and with the assistance of many who called themselves missionaries. Why convert a man to Christ only to make him a slave in the flesh. This is contrary to Christ. Believers do not involuntary enslave men, and any word against this is contrary to Christ. These men who instituted slavery in this place called themselves Christians. This is different than the unbeliever having and possessing slaves. And once the indigenous population of this New World was exhausted by labor and sickness, then these same who called themselves Christians looked for slaves else where, even Africa. And those who were in power in Africa, unbelievers, who had the custom of slavery, readily sold there brothers and sisters according to the flesh to others (they called themselves Christians). The sellers were complicit in these things, but they were unbelievers. Judge not the unbelievers. But the buyers called themselves Christians.
But let us talk about those who call themselves Christians, who forceably enslaveother men in the name of Mashiach. They sought to change the state of others, and the original state was free. They were contrary to the Mashiach. They were antichristos. And then a nation was formed (USA) and was left with the legacy of slavery that was given to it and did not discard this legacy, though the name of Christ was retained. 300 years of systematic involuntary slavery and another 100 years of Jim Crow laws in the south and hatred by those who call themselves Christians in the north and the south. And many in the name of Christ judged the black men less than a man, and less than an animal, and even possessions. This is antichristos, and cannot be seen in the flesh, for they certainly had enough to be convinced in the flesh of the evil ways. But it is only by God’s mercy and grace any man can see these things. And the slaves at the beginning were unbelievers and they who called themselves Christians made such horrible judgments against their fellow man. How we have greatly sinned against you, Oh God! They would not let the black man sit next to them. They would not let the black man eat next tothem. They treated them less than how they would treated themselves, and they called themselves Christians and were partial and contrary to the Mashiach. There is no partiality in the faith of Yeshua.
Let us repent even of the thought that is partial to the Mashiach concerning our fellow man. Let us change our minds concerning these things. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. For Yeshua the Mashiach was nailed to a tree, and tasted death for all men. And “in thy seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed”. All nations blessed without partiality, and the seed is one, and the seed is Yeshua the Mashiach.
I can declare to you, beloved, that God is in control of all things. And all things work together for good for those who are called and walk according to His purpose. And many have said “Lord, Lord”, and he will say to them, depart from me you slave of iniquity, for I never knew you. The freeman have been and shall be the slave, and the slave in the flesh shall be the freeman in the Mashiach. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth in the judgment of God. God does not make no mistakes, and He loves all men with an everlasting love without partiality. It is you, o man, that are partial, not the God of all.