God spoke something to me just now that is so profound. However, only the pure in heart can truly receive it.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands... And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; - Acts 17:24&26.
Listen to the mind of the Father! It is God who predetermined the times. Times here refer to the things that would happen, as well as the time that the habitation of a nation would be set. It therefore, means that truly all things are in God's control. Even as it relates to sensitive issues like slavery.
God spoke to me through this scripture. Showing me that He had predetermined the bounds of the habitation of every man. This includes the people of Africa. God had determined that the bounds of the habitation of some of these individuals who lived in Africa were not limited to Africa; but would spread to other areas of the world.
Listen to the mindset God is confronting.
Of a truth we all came out of Adam (who lived somewhere near Iraq), however God had determined that in him would be nations and people. He had determined that his seed would spread to nations. Therefore, nations like Jamaica, America, and Africa were ordained to come forth from him. However, it is rare that people from any race, identify with Iraq as their homeland.
For example, the term African American focuses on the people that had become a nation in Africa, however, what about the Ancestors before Africa? Truly we must see the mind of the Father! It was God who determined that some of us would be Jamaicans, and others Americans, however slavery was a tool to ensure this would happen. We must see when the devil, wants us to identify with issues, that maintain hate and racism; and how a term as simple as African American is a tool used of the devil to cause men to constantly remember injustices done to their forefathers.
God is capable of using the evil intent of the devil and ways of man to accomplish His purpose. He can use a devil and judge him at the same time. This allows him to be just in all things. However, it is God that determined that the seed of man would move from Iraq (Adam) to other areas of the world (Africa) then to even more. Thus His purpose that the world would be replenished was accomplished. Though by an extremely inhumane way, God's will was accomplished.
God judges all the evil ways of men! Thus we can rest that if we commit our souls to the Father, and do righteousness, we will always be unto His pleasing. Let us be alert the subtle tentacles that the devil uses to divide us.