Nationalism Slows the Global Agenda
Brexit (Britain’s exit from the European Union) and the “Make America Great Again” movement in the U.S. both symbolize nationalism and are harbingers for Katharine and me. Whatever your politics—whether you are rejoicing or grieving over the recent American election—it is notable that the rise of nationalism has temporarily hindered the global agenda of a one-world government.
This turn of events is a replay of an earlier time in human history. As the people of the Earth sought to be like God, the Creator changed the outcome of their efforts.
Gen. 11 Now the entire earth had the same language with the same vocabulary. 2 When they traveled eastward, they found a valley-plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to one another, “Come! Let’s make bricks and bake them until they’re hard.” So they used bricks for stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come! Let’s build ourselves a city, with a tower whose top reaches into heaven. So let’s make a name for ourselves, or else we will be scattered over the face of the whole land.”…8 So Adonai [the Lord] scattered them from there over the face of the entire land, and they stopped building the city. 9 This is why it is named Babel, because Adonai confused the languages of the entire world there, and from there Adonai scattered them over the face of the entire world.
Separate Nations Are God’s Idea
National boundaries are His idea and sovereignty allows nations to rise and fall with how well they honor God and whether they esteem what God esteems…like His people Israel. Nations choose their fates by their responses to Heaven:
Job 12:23 He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.
Even into the end of this Age (the Church Age), God will be looking at how the nations deal with the Messiah and His people Israel; and one day, He will fully gather and unify Israel:
Ezekiel 37: 22 I will unify them into one nation on the mountains of Israel. One king will rule them all; no longer will they be divided into two nations or into two kingdoms. 23 They will never again pollute themselves with their idols and vile images and rebellion, for I will save them from their sinful apostasy. I will cleanse them. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.
Why not be part of the story yourself? Here at House of Peace, we are working to awaken the community of faith to stand with the things that matter.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.