Question: My question is if someone is biracial (Hispanic and white) or even multiracial can you still make a stand for God during the tribulation? Could someone be considered a king or queen of the ethnos with an interracial background? I’m not sure if there is any scripture pertaining to this situation. I have a much better understanding of Deuteronomy 23:2 now, but this question still sits heavy on my heart. Thank you so much for your time and help with this question.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Jessica.
Absolutely, and Revelation 7:9 documents that for us.
9 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”
After the Tribulation of Satan, John saw “a great multitude which no man could number” of all races stand before the Throne of God and the Lamb. This great multitude consists of people throughout history, including those who will make a stand for God during the Tribulation.
In the prior verses, we are told specifically there are 144,000 from the Twelve Tribes of Israel who are Sealed with our Father’s Word, (Revelation 7:4-8). We should understand the Bible is primarily about Adam, his family and the people they encountered, so we are not given specific information about the other people of the earth.
Nevertheless, it seems apparent to me, non-Israelites (Ethnos) will stand for God during the Tribulation along with the 144,000 from the Twelve Tribes of Israel, (see: Who Are The Gentiles?). This does not mean everyone is going to stand before Satan, not even the 144,000. There simply would not be enough time for that to happen, the testimony of the Saints and the Two Witnesses will be before councils, kings, and rulers in addition to Satan while some will make a stand in other fashions (Mark 13:9).
On another level, if you understand The First Earth Age, then you know we existed at that time in our spiritual bodies which are our true bodies that never get sick, old or die, (see: What Were We Like In The Beginning?). The point is, God created us how He wanted us at that time, and if it were not for The Fall Of Satan, we would still have that appearance, and I believe He will return us to that semblance once again.
I know you said you understand Deuteronomy 23:2, but I would like for us to cover it together.
Please turn your Bible with me to,
2 “A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.”
This word “bastard” is Strong’s word H4464 and it means,
From an unused root mian. to alienate; a mongrel, that is, born of a Jewish father and a heathen mother: – bastard.
We have been provided two conditions which we will explain.
First, the word “jew” can mean someone from the Tribe of Judah, or it can simply mean a resident of Judah.
Let me give you an example.
I am German and English, yet I was born and live in the United States, so I am an American, even though I am German by lineage. Understanding that, this is how Satan’s children call themselves “jews and are not, but do lie” as Christ told us in Revelation 2:9; 3:9. We have a Bible study on this titled, “Synagogue Of Satan: Those Who Say They Are Jews, But Do Lie“.
I believe the word “jewish” here is a reference to Satan’s children, and the “bastard” would be their offspring with a “heathen mother“. A child of Satan surely is not fit to serve in the house of our Father especially with a “heathen,” that is a double whammy.
God is simply saying, until Satan’s blood has been washed out through several generations, the family cannot serve in His House. Truth be told, our Father does not want any of the races to mix with Satan’s children, though they have I am sure. I do want to add, Salvation is open to everyone, even a child of Satan. Salvation is for “whomsoever will” (Revelation 22:17).
Now for the second condition.
Let me ask, is a “heathen” specifically classified as someone from a different race?
A “heathen” (Strong’s: G1484) or “Gentile” is a “pagan”, a worshiper of false gods, we are talking about a non-believer. Even if we take this word “Jewish” to mean someone from the True Tribe of Judah, their child with a “heathen” non-believing mother would have been considered a “bastard,” and unable to serve in God’s House. We will answer why below.
Please turn your Bible with me to,
1 Kings 11:2
2 “Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.”
God told the Israelites, the Twelve Tribes, including the Tribe of Judah not to mix with the sons and daughters of the other nations for what reason?
“For surely they will turn away your heart after their gods“.
Our Father was concerned with His People turning away from Him and accepting the false god’s of the “heathen” people, and they certainly did.
God does not damn or place individuals to a lower degree based on the color of their skin or their ethnicity. God Judges by the actions of the soul (individual) and He places the soul into each individual.
Our Father has told us, “there is one kind of flesh of men,” (1 Corinthians 15:39). We are all one kind, humankind, though we all have different outward appearances. We also know our Father is “not a respecter of persons” (Romans 2:11).
The point here Jessica, “the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart,” (1 Samual 16:7).
Please turn your Bible with me to,
26 “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
27 “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Christ breaks down any barriers we may think exist, and when we believe in Him we become grafted into that olive tree, we become grafted into Christ who is the Tree of Life.
29 “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
19 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;”
Remember what we learned in Deuteronomy 23:2, about the “congregation of the LORD”?
“Congregation” (Strong’s: H6951) means His “assembly“, His Household.
Ephesians is documenting for us everything we stated in this QA. Those who accept Jesus Christ, no matter what race they are, bi-racial or not dwell in the very “household of God“. They are those we learned about in the first verse of this study, they are those who stand around the very Throne of God (Revelation 7:9).