Such is not at all the case. God loves the persons who honor Him, and neither race nor nationality has anything to do with it. He has blessed America in the past, but since we are now a secular state with a big chunk of citizens saying we don’t need God anymore, one wonders where we are headed. We do know that secularization is not neutral; it’s inherently anti-Christian.
Our sins in America are just as odious to God as are those of people in any other part of the world. God does not open Heaven’s windows wider for some particular race.
It is a fact that He has loved and guided the Jews, and has made eternal promises to them. However, He has done so in order to help win the world to Himself.
Because one is born of a certain race or color does not give him or her a corner on God’s grace. The ear of the Lord is open to all who call on Him, and He is eager to help without checking the color of skin or national origin.
Hear the heart cry of God to all of us: “Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in love. ... Who knows? He may turn and have pity ...” (Joel 2:13, 14).
Famous writer Thomas Carlyle said: “The older I grow, and I now stand on the brink of eternity — the more comes back to me that sentence in the Catechism I learned when a child, and fuller and deeper its meaning becomes: ‘What is the chief end of man? To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.’”
In these climactic days, God is especially blessed in some parts of the world. The Holy Spirit was not just penning words when He promised: “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days” (Joel 2:28, 29).
It seems that God is especially honoring that promise in the Caribbean and all of Latin America. A great harvest of souls is happening there!
Cuba has suffered under the heel of Communism for many years. Fidel Castro came to power in February 1959, and the next month I was in Havana and stayed at the Habana Hilton, the fourth floor of which he had already taken over for his new government.
Even though the people have suffered under the restrictions of Castro, revival is sweeping the island. The youth are involved and recently 14,000 participated in a 10-week Bible Study. Cubans are turning to Christ, and this year over 1,000 conversions were recorded in a six-day campaign.
As mentioned, Latin America is receptive to the Gospel. Guatemala has been a fertile filed for years. Though the country is a bit smaller than Tennessee in square miles, one denomination alone has 2,780 congregations there and 247,000 members. Also, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Mexico, among many other Latin American countries, have many thousands of Christ followers.
So, regardless of who we are or where we are from, “God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. ... In order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:4-7).