God And The Raging Nations
I have always had trouble with the University of Louisiana sports teams being called Ragin Cajuns. It is not the “Cajuns” that is the problem, but the “Ragin” part is a big problem to me. “Ragin” is a shortened version of “Raging” which comes from the word “Rage” which means “violent and uncontrolled anger.” Bad stuff, dangerous stuff, even murderous stuff! I would much rather have the “Cajuns“ called “Courageous Cajuns” or “Conquering Cajuns,” but this “Ragin Cajun” title is not something I would want on my sports logo. We are then no longer athletes but rather sociopaths.
We live in a world of “Ragin Nations” and “Ragin Terrorists” and even “Ragin Religions.” Nations raging inwardly and nations raging outwardly! Internal and external ferment! Nations that are constantly raging at the free world of the diversity of peoples and religions.
Hardly a day goes by now without reports of angry and often violent demonstrators and demonstrations against the established order in some corner of the world. In a matter of weeks, the people of Tunisia and Egypt ousted the dictators who had ruled their countries for decades. What started in Tunisia, spread to Egypt, has metastasized in many other states of the Arab world – Libya, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Bahrain etc. Even China seems to be vulnerable to popular uprisings made possible through widespread access to the Internet, social networking and cell phones.
Syria is in bloody and smoldering rage. Recently, United Nations special envoy Kofi Ann-an met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in an attempt to revive a peace plan that’s so far failed to end the grim violence in that country. Opposition leaders say the dead now number more than 17,000. Syrians continue to flee to neighboring countries to escape assaults by government forces, and rebels claim they now control entire parts of the country.
Meanwhile, a very angry and violent speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, about the sanctions on his country and its determination to persist in its quest for nuclear capability was a significant news event. Khamenei served notice on the United States that he would not be bluffed into giving up his nuclear plans. Though he conceded the economic pressure on his country has hurt, he said Iran is undaunted and would retaliate against the United States should its nuclear facilities come under attack. Khamenei also said this when referring to Israel: “The Zionist regime is a cancerous tumor and it will be removed.”
Hezbollah rages against the free world and plots its destruction of America. On June 17, 2008, the U.S. Treasury Department accused a Venezuelan diplomat and head of the Caracas-based Islamic Center of giving Hezbollah financial support. The accusations were based on a report by Patricia Poleo, a U.S. based Venezuelan reporter. It gave detailed accounts of Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and other training camps in Venezuela.
In the report, Poleo said that Venezuela is hosting at least five camps in various parts of the country where Venezuelan and Lebanese Hezbollah members learn to use munitions, and the plans are to use the country as a launching point for attacks on the United States. It goes into details about the alleged terrorist training in the jungles. It was also reported by El Nuevo Herald that the paramilitary training camps are operating with the help of Cuban military advisors and leftist Columbian guerrillas. One of the camps, near San Cristobal, offers six weeks courses for 400 to 1000 participants.
The Muslim world continues its rage against Christians. Tensions in central Nigeria had run high all week between two Nigerian people groups after a massacre killing of some 100 members of the Church of Christ in Nigeria July 7. “Fifty of our church members were killed in the church building where they had fled to take refuge. They were killed alongside the wife of the pastor and children,” said the Rev. Dachollom Datiri, vice president of the Church of Christ in Nigeria, in a July 11 interview with Open Doors News at the church’s headquarters in Jos. The Church of Christ in Nigeria, more than a century old and claiming 3.5 million members in Nigeria and beyond, has suffered before. Some 40 church pastors have been killed in the past 10 years.
THE NATIONS RAGE – WHY?
We remember the thought-provoking question in Psalm 2:1 KJV,
“Why do the nations rage and the people imagine a vain thing?”
We read of that same rage of the nations of the world in Isaiah 17:12 NASV,
“Alas, the uproar of many peoples who roar like the roaring
of the seas, and the rumbling of nations who rush on
like the rumblings of mighty waters.”
Why all of this international seething caldron and ferment, violence, and hatred? The answers are many and varied, but it all comes into sharp focus in the very question that the Psalmist asks, “Why do THE NATIONS rage?” The answer to the question is found in the question itself! It is a question that answers itself. What do we mean? Please follow along.
The fact is that the Bible generally uses the words “THE NATIONS” as a widespread reference to all of the peoples in the world who hate and oppose Israel. Listen now, the indisputable fact is that if you are an Israelite or a friend of Israel, you will be despised by the “THE NATIONS” of the world. Hear me:
“A FRIEND OF ‘THE NATION OF ISRAEL’ IS IN FACT AN
ENEMY OF ‘THE NATIONS’ OF THE WORLD.”
“YOU CAN BEFRIEND AN ENEMY OF ISRAEL, BUT LIKE A FROZEN
SNAKE TAKEN INTO YOUR HOUSE, IT WILL THAW OUT
BY YOUR FRIENDSHIP, AND HISS, BITE, AND
POISON YOU TO DEATH IN THE END IF
YOU STAND WITH ISRAEL.”
“WHEN IT COMES TO PROPHECY AND THE END TIMES, THE
SEETHING, PULSATING ISSUE IS AND WILL BE BETWEEN
‘THE NATIONS’ AND ‘THE NATION OF ISRAEL.'”
FIRST OF ALL, Israel is the only nation in the Word of God that God not only identifies Himself with, but Israel is the only nation that God refers to NATIONALLY AS – HIS PEOPLE. Speaking nationally, no other nation is GOD’S NATION but Israel. Therein lies the boiling rage in the melting pot of THE NATIONS in that Israel believes and claims to be the only chosen nation of God, while all THE NATIONS are not. Boom! Boom! Boom! Rockets therefore explode in “THE NATION” sent by “THE NATIONS” on a daily basis.”
We read in Psalm 14:2,
“For you (Israel) are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the
Lord has chosen you to be a people for His own possession
out of all of the people that are upon the
face of the earth.”
And again Psalm 135:4,
“For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His
Therefore be assured anyone or any nation that sides with THE NATIONS against THE NATION OF ISRAEL:
“AN ENEMY OF ISRAEL IS NO FRIEND OF GOD.”
“THAT NATION THAT SUPPORTS ISRAEL AUTOMATICALLY DECREASES
ITS LOYAL FRIENDS AND INCREASES ITS RAGING ENEMIES.”
Of course we must hasten to add that all of the nations and peoples of the world belong to God by reason of creation. So we read the words of Psalm 24:1,
“The earth is the Lord’s and all that it contains, the world,
and those who dwell in it.”
All of the peoples of the world belong to God because of Divine creation, possession, and absolute dominion. But only THE NATION of Israel belongs to God by covenantal choice to be His very special people unlike any other. God has crowned THE NATION OF ISRAEL as His royal nation, which is exactly why she has had to wear her crown throughout history as a helmet to this very day in the midst of THE NATIONS.
SECOND OF ALL, and here comes the second bottle of nitroglycerine, the nations violently rage not only because Israel rightly claims to be the chosen people of God, but because Israel claims that the land of Israel is God’s HOLY LAND. We read in Leviticus 25:23 where God says to them,
“…for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and
sojourners with Me.”
It is not known as the HOLY LAND because it belongs to Israel, but it is known as the HOLY LAND because it belongs to God. GOD IS THE HOLY LAND LANDOWNER. It does not belong to Allah! It belongs to YAHWEH. This is huge!
And then we read clearly and indisputably that God gave the “HOLY LAND” unto their Jewish fathers who owned the land as their own and lived in the land, as we read in Joshua 21:43,
“So the Lord gave Israel all the land which He had sworn to give
to their fathers, and they possessed it and lived in it.”
It is also called the PROMISED LAND because it was promised by God to Abraham and all of his descendants. We read in Genesis 15:18,
“On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abraham, saying,
‘To your descendants I have given this land, from the
river of Egypt as far as the great river,
the river Euphrates.”
How did God do this? He took on the role of becoming THE NATIONS DRIVER, that is, He drove THE NATIONS out of His land like a wild west cowboy on a cattle drive. Only in this case, He was the WILD MIDDLE EAST NATIONS DRIVER on a nations drive. How do you say YIPPEE KI-RAY in Hebrew? We read in Exodus 34:4,
“For I will drive out THE NATIONS before you and enlarge
Another picture of God that many religious people today have a hard time looking at – THE GREAT NATIONS DRIVER. They prefer preaching and portraying God as a old man driving an old white station wagon. Fact is, He is anything but that, and is much more like a WILD MIDEASTERN COWBOY RIDING A GLISTENING WHITE HORSE that no one else can ride.
Frankly speaking, the ancestors of the modern Arab world when it came to God’s land were SQUATTERS, that is, they were TRESPASSERS living on Someone else’s land, and that Someone else is ALMIGHTY GOD. He drove them off His land, and they have been trying to re-squat ever since.
“POSSESSION IS 9 POINTS OF THE LAW.”
“POSSESSION IS THE LAW.”
What part of 2 plus 2 equals 4 do we not understand? If you have trouble here reading God’s mind which is like an open book, then read His lips which even a blind person could read.
It is more than significant that not one nation agrees that Israel has Divine right or any other right to the land as defined by the God-ordained borders of the Euphrates River and the River of Egypt. This is out of the question, and no sensible and serious-thinking politician would ever entertain such a thought, including Barack Obama. Many preachers and theology professors, many denominations and seminaries do not have enough prophetic sense of Israel’s role in and right to the land to fill a thimble.
THIRD OF ALL, look at it this way, as it will help us spiritually to understand THE NATION’S RAGE AGAINST ISRAEL. We must also remember before leaving this section that all heathen and pagan nations, which now more and more includes America, are all under the devil’s jurisdiction. Satan is the father of all sins and sinners, and he who sins is of his father the devil.
And even as the Devil opposes God and His Son Jesus Christ and God’s Nation Israel and God’s Redeemed People, so those who are of the devil oppose everything and everyone associated with God, and that ragingly includes ISRAEL and THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. The raging of the nations against ISRAEL and against the CHURCH has devilishly deep anti-God and anti-Christ roots. So we read in Psalm 2:2,
“The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take
counsel together against the Lord and against
THE LAUGHING GOD
We read again the words of Psalm 2:1 NASV,
“Why are THE NATIONS in an uproar, and the peoples
devising a vain thing.”
These maniacal nations worthlessly imagine that they will conquer and reign on the earth forever. That is their vain resolve, and where they vainly resolve, they vainly suppose that they have the power to do so. Notice the Lord’s choice of words through the Psalmist:
“DEVISING A VAIN THING.”
Then we read God’s striking and seemingly lighthearted reaction to all of the international furor in Psalm 2:4 ASV,
“He Who sits in the heavens LAUGHS, the Lord
scoffs at them.”
We read that same verse in the KJV, and it says:
“He that sitteth in the heavens shall LAUGH; the Lord
shall have them in derision.”
Derision means “To Scorn” or “To Disdain” or “To Have Contempt For.” This is something that goes way beyond just anger toward THE NATIONS. Hear me, God is not just TICKED OFF, He is TURNED OFF which leads to TURNED AGAINST. “To Scorn” and “To Deride” is “To Despise” and “To Loathe.” THE NATIONS are in big trouble, for they have stepped way over the line of Divine patience and mercy. They have stepped into a place that no nation wants to be. In point of fact:
“IF GOD IS AGAINST YOU, THEN WHO CAN BE FOR YOU.”
Understand what this means. FIRST of all, THE NATIONS are really Satan’s bad boys in history. They are Hell’s pit bulls whose salivating appetite for blood looks to sink their teeth into anything and anyone Jewish or Christian. Their anti-God and anti-Christ furor (Psalm 2:2) has and is now reaching an all time uncontrollable rage. They are far gone in their madness and are THE NATIONS that will be clobbered by God in a war to end all wars. We are on the doorstep of seeing this prophecy fulfilled! More on that later.
SECONDLY, and hear this:
“GOD IN THIS END TIME PROPHECY HAS LEFT BEHIND MERCY FOR THE
NATIONS WHICH ONE DOES THE MOMENT HE BEGINS
TO SCORN AND DESPISE THE NATIONS.”
“GOD SCORNING AND DESPISING THE NATIONS MEANS THAT HE
WILL NO LONGER REACH OUT HIS HAND IN MERCY
TO THE NATIONS.”
If you will:
“THE RULE OF TOTAL CONTRARIES IS NOW IN FULL OPERATION,
FOR WHERE CONTEMPT TAKES PLACE HATRED ALWAYS
FOLLOWS AND MERCY DRIES UP.”
We are now at a point in history where God, when it comes to THE NATIONS, WILL KEEP HIS RIGHTEOUS WRATH BACK NO LONGER. Psalm 2 has been lying in the prophetic weeds and now is rising up in unprecedented Divine Vengeance against all THE NATIONS who take counsel against God and His Anointed. These are not usual times, but are the MOST UNUSUAL DAYS IN THE HISTORY OF THE W0RLD. Climatic days! Days of finality!
THE NATIONS are in a world of hurt, and their doom is sealed. They have pushed God too far, and now there is no going back! We don’t like to picture God this way, but we see Him here with his dukes up, His arms being barred for the fight of all fights, and talking holy smack to all of His opponents.
And what is this laughter that I hear from the Throne of God? I haven’t really heard that before either. God is not laughing with THE NATIONS, rather, He is laughing at THE NATIONS. God is not only deriding THE NATIONS, He is now “Mocking” THE NATIONS. This is a Divine laughter at the raging nations that “Belittles” and “Degrades” them. God is not in a frivolous and lighthearted mood, nor should His laughter simply be interpreted as jest. God is royally and globally enraged at the raging nations!
If you watch closely as He laughs, God as it were quickly flicks the fingers on His right hand forward from under his chin, indicating that these pitiful ragers are not worth His time or slightest concern. God the “Infinite One“ hugely embarrasses these “Infinitesimal Ones” with His demeaning words and gestures. Let us not scoot over these incredible words too quickly less we miss what God is really saying and doing here.
At first hearing, it surprises us because it would seem that God takes lightly not only, but laughs at their threats and their madness. Whatever it means, it is a comfort to know this, because it shows that God is not the least bit alarmed by all of their ruckus and rancor. As a matter of fact, God isn’t the least little bit threatened or shook up, and frankly, doesn’t at all take the nations as seriously as we do. He robustly laughs at these nations who think that they can rebel against Him and His anointed King of kings and Lord of lords.
Let us look more closely at the laughter of God over these raging nations. We must understand what the Lord says in Isaiah 40:17,
“All THE NATIONS are as nothing before Him, they are regarded
by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.”
You see, not only are these bombastic, boisterous, and bitter nations as nothing to the Lord in all of their fluster and bluster, what is more, they are actually less than nothing. How can someone or something be less than nothing? We cannot even conceive of the smallest thing being less than nothing, let alone the nations of the world taken singularly or all together being less than nothing. It makes no difference to God, for singularly or collectively before God, they are less than non-existent.
It makes no difference what USA Today or CNN say, not only would these all-blow and no-show nations not merit a back page footnote in the Heavenly News, they would be found on no page at all. How can any heavenly journalist report on less than nothing? In God’s eyes THE UNITED NATIONS IS A LESS THAN NOTHING UNION – A UNION OF LESS THAN NOTHINGNESS! How does that grab you?
When it comes to THE NATION’S weapons of war, God has infinitely more powerful weapons in His Heavenly reserves than they have in all of their non-existent, less-than-nothing underground silos. Comparing a firecracker to an atom bomb doesn’t even capture the power disparity between THE NATIONS and God. The Bible puts it this way in Romans 8:31,
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us,
who is against us?”
Dear God, these nations are zillions of dollars in debt before they even spend a dime. They are in a bottomless hole even before they try to stand up. Just when one of them thinks they are #1, they are less than #0, which is not a number at all and that is exactly the point. The laughter of God comes when these nations think so highly about themselves, when the fact is, they could never think low enough about themselves to capture their actual less than nothingness. That includes America!
What it comes down to is this:
“WE GET WORRIED ABOUT NOTHING, AND GOD FINDS LESS
THAN NOTHING TO EVER BE WORRIED ABOUT.”
“WE MAKE MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOLEHILLS, WHILE GOD SEES
MOUNTAINS AS LESS THAN NON-EXISTENT MOLEHILLS.”
While at times we frown and even grimace at the rancor and rage across the globe, let the Holy Spirit massage these truths into our heads and hearts. While everything at times seems to be out of control, the fact is that everything is more than under Divine effortless-and-calm control. Hear me:
“JUST WHEN WE THINK THINGS ARE GETTING TOTALLY OUT OF
HAND, WE HEAR GOD TELL US THAT WHEN IT COMES TO
THE NATIONS, THERE IS REALLY NOTHING TO
BRING IN HAND, FOR NOT EVEN GOD
CAN GRASP SOMETHING THAT IS
LESS THAN NOTHING.”
THE NATIONS UNITE
It is already happening right under our very noses. FIRST OF All, we hear sounds today that I never heard when I was a boy or even a young adult. For instance, words and phrases like:
“THE NEW WORLD ORDER.”
“THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.”
New World Order is a designation used to describe the uniting of the world’s superpowers to secure and maintain global peace, safety, and security. Synonymous with the term New World Order are the terms ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, and GLOBALIZATION. All these terms are used interchangeably and at different times to communicate to different audiences. But make no mistake – they all basically mean the same thing.
The first attempt to establish a New World Order was by a united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language, and migrating from the east. They came to the land of Shinar and built a city with the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11). It could have accurately been called:
“THE BABEL NEW WORLD ORDER.”
Let us recall the exact words of Genesis 11:1 and 4,
“Now the whole earth used the same language and
the same words.”
“And they said, ‘Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a
tower whose top shall reach into heaven, and let us make
for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over
the face of the whole earth.”
FIRST you see, the tower that would pierce the heavens was the symbol of their authority over all the earth. Everyone and everything coming after them would be UNDER THEIR AUTHORITY, and would have to look up to them. It was the WORLD TRADE CENTER of that ancient civilization.
SECOND, their all coming together was the symbol of their power over all of the earth. After all, there was and is strength in numbers then and now.
World dominion or domination is made up of two must-have realities:
“GREEK DUNAMIS AND EXOUSIA – ENGLISH POWER AND AUTHORITY”
“IN THE HEARTS OF GODLESS AND SATANICALLY INSPIRED SINFUL
MEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BURNING CRAVING FOR WORLD
POWER – THE ABILITY TO RULE – AND – FOR WORLD
AUTHORITY – THE RIGHT TO RULE.”
That all-consuming obsession has caused THE NATIONS throughout history to go mental and mad (nuts) like packs of predatory wolves marking and claiming their territory. That all-consuming obsession is still with us today and will be with us to the end of the world as it then reaches its ultimate feverish and raging pitch and climax.
THIRD, like their lord and master Satan, THE BABELITES wanted to be lords of the universe. The making of a NAME for themselves would be the replacement of the Name of God as gods of the whole earth.
Of course it will never work and never last as the Babelites discovered in their babbling confusion. God alone has the sole ability to rule and the sole right to rule the world. Why? Because:
“WHATEVER HAS BEEN MADE BY GOD’S POWER ALONE,
MUST BE RULED BY HIS AUTHORITY ALONE.”
Then as you recall, and who could forget it, Satan tempted even Jesus, promising Him world dominion as His reward. This same promise has been given to scores of other men over the ages, and the Caesars and the Hitlers of the world have bought into the devil’s promise hook, line, and sinker. History tells of many who have accepted the Great Deceiver’s terms. Recall Satan’s words in Matthew 4:8-9,
“Again the devil took Him (Jesus) to a high mountain, and
showed Him all of the kingdoms of the world,
and their glory.”
“and he (Satan) said to Him ( Jesus), ‘All of these things will
I give to You, if You fall down and worship me.”
Shazaam! How could Satan make such a colossally boastful offer to the Lord, as if Satan had control of the earth? Sorry to say, he was not pridefully blowing smoke or making a bogus claim. Recall what the Apostle Paul says in II Corinthians 4:4,
“in whose case the GOD OF THIS WORLD (SATAN) has blinded
the minds of the unbelieving.”
And again when God asked Satan where he had been, he responded in Job 1:7,
“From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”
The kingdom of darkness which permeates the entire earth is ruthlessly ruled by Satan. He stalks the whole earth as his domain. He was not walking to and fro on the earth as merely a sightseer or tourist, but as master of his domain. All unbelievers belong to him and his dominion. They are the subjects of and subjected to the god of this world regardless of what false religion they may or may not be following.
And Satan told Jesus that if He would bow down and worship him, all of his worldwide dark dominions would be Christ’s. That would include the Hell’s Angels! Rick Carreno was a Hell’s Angel. He had overdosed and crawled up into a garbage container six feet deep. He was dying.
Then a couple of Hell’s Angels came by, realized that he had overdosed, laughed, and went their way. But a little woman who weighed a little over 100 pounds somehow got Carreno out of the dumpster and took him to a Billy Graham meeting where he was saved, born again, and set free.
It was not easy, for as Rick Carreno stated about it later, “I wondered what could Christ do for me? Satan could get me a bike, a woman, drugs, and money. It isn’t by chance that we called ourselves Hell’s Angels! We worshipped Satan! We knew what he could do for us.” Now understand what it means when the Bible tells us that Satan is the god of this world.
Listen now! This would have been Satan’s masterpiece of masterpieces. Jesus would have been his highest trophy of all his trophies. This would have been Hell’s ultimate coup d’etat. In the final analysis:
“SATAN TEMPTED JESUS FOR ONE ALL CONSUMING PASSION,
NOT TO MAKE JESUS LORD OF HIS DOMAIN,
BUT TO MAKE JESUS HIS SERVANT.”
If Jesus would have bit on the offer, and mind you bowed downed and worshipped the devil, He would have become only the under-lord of Satan and his empire. He would have thereby acknowledged Satan as the lord and master of all the earth by bowing to his authority, and never saved one soul from Satan’s rule. Satan was not giving Jesus a thing, but in fact, would have taken over the rulership of all things. Jesus would have in fact ushered in:
“SATAN’S NEW WORLD ORDER AND ONE
And now Satan is at it again. He never stops trying. What is he up to now? I strongly believe it is “THE EUROPEAN UNION!” It is really the OLD WORLD ORDER under a new name. Yes indeed! It is coming and is underway as surely as you are reading these words. There is no other political or economic power bloc that can match its influence and strength. The European Union Treaty is based on irreversible membership. In other words, once a member, always a member.
Satan through his now first totally rogue regime in America has his sights set upon bringing down America through economic collapse so that her only chance of survival will be to come under the umbrella of a one world government which is now forming in The European Union.
As Pat Robertson observed in his book The New World Order, the master plan calls for the prevailing economic disparities in the world to be abolished. What he is talking about is the massive transfer of wealth in the United States and from the United States to other developing nations, and you and I won’t have a thing to say about it. It is already happening in America as over 48% of the population is on government welfare and entitlement programs as the prelude to a Marxist nation and world.
We read of this NEW WORLD ORDER and ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT in the Bible in passages such as Daniel 7:23,
“Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on
the earth, which will be different from all other kingdoms
in that it will devour the whole earth and tread it
down and crush it.’”
There it is, the last great Gentile “Super Power” that shall DEVOUR THE WHOLE EARTH. Devouring the whole earth means that this ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT will be the political, financial, military, and false religious philosophy dominating the entire world. And upon the wings of the NEW WORLD ORDER the Antichrist will eventually rise to power. That is another entire teaching.
THE NATIONS DASHED INTO PIECES
We go right back to where we started with the raging nations, and we read these awesome and climactic words in Psalm 2:9,
“Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, Thou shalt
shatter them like earthenware.”
God does not mince words! Everyone past the age of one knows that God does not make idle threats.
Psalm 2:9 is repeated in Revelation 2:27 as these words are put into the mouth of Jesus Christ the Son of God,
“And He shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the
potter are broken to pieces, as I have also received
authority from My Father.”
In other words, all that will be left of THE NATIONS are non-descript and indistinguishable shards and scraps of worthless trash and ruins after Jesus Christ gets done with them. And all the kings’ horses and all the kings’ men could not put THE RAGING NATIONS back together again. No more riotous and raucous raging but only muffled clinks and tinks and crunches like pieces of medal falling off a smucked VW Rabbit.
It was all foreshadowed in Isaiah 17:13-14 where we read,
“Then nations rumble on like the rumbling of mighty waters.
But He (God) will rebuke them and they will flee far away,
and be chased like chaff in the mountains before the
wind, or like whirling dust before a gale.”
“At evening time, behold, there is terror! Before morning
they shall be no more….”
This will ultimately and conclusively take place at the Battle of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16 and 19:19-21) which we read about in Zechariah 12:3 where it says:
“And all THE NATIONS of the earth will be gathered
against it (Jerusalem).”
THE NATIONS will not realize it, but this will be brought about as GOD THE GREAT NATIONS DRIVER will drive the nations’ armies into the plains of Megiddo where they shall meet their Destroyer and their destruction. Then the violent and bloody battlefield will become a huge bird feeder covered with rotting flesh to be eaten and picked over as buzzard bait. THE NATIONS and their powers will be annihilated by the fierce OMNIPOTENT ONE.
When Lou Holtz led the University of Arkansas into the 1978 Orange Bowl, he was warned that fans might throw oranges at him and his team. Holtz being a optimist and always able to see the brighter side of things, responded, “Could be worse, we could be going to the Gator Bowl.” I wish that there was an upside here for THE NATIONS, but sorry to say there isn’t, because soon they will be going to the ARMAGEDDON BOWL, and their opponent will be God. Not favorable odds for THE NATIONS.
And we quickly drop down to Zechariah 14:3 where we read,
“Then the Lord will go forth and fight against THOSE NATIONS,
as when He fights on the day of battle.”
That will be the last battle any nation fights. That will be the end of the nations and the kingdoms of this world, as God will fight for Israel and completely annihilate the Anti-Christian World Empire once and for all. Then He will set up his millennial reign of peace on earth.
Listen to this now! You can be assured of this as an inescapable law and a most certain maxim from which God never varies:
“GOD WILL NOT SMITE OR DESTROY BUT FOR
ONGOING AND UNREPENTED OF
REBELLION AND SIN.”
Some principles are in order here. First:
“EVERY JUDGMENT OF GOD HAS A GREATER OR LESSOR FORCE
AND FEROCITY DEPENDING UPON THE LEVEL OF ROT
AND REBELLION OF THOSE BEING JUDGED.”
“SOME JUDGEMENTS ARE ACTUALLY DIVINE MERCY VEILED IN
DIVINE ANGER TO PULL BACK THE DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND
SINNERS FROM CERTAIN SPIRITUAL AND ETERNAL
DEATH THAT THEY ARE APPROACHING.”
“SOME JUDGMENTS ARE RAW DIVINE WRATH WITHOUT ONE SPECK OF
MERCY, TO REVENGE FOREVER THE SINNER AND THE SINS
OF THOSE WHO LIVED IN REBELLION AGAINST
GOD AND HIS ANOINTED.”
Remember Pharaoh when Divine mercy was drained, and unmixed and untempered Divine wrath poured over the enemy of Israel and drowned them. The latter is the case now in Psalm 2 – NATIONS PUMMELED INTO PIECES BY THE WRATH OF GOD. Write it down! Put it in your heart! Double underline in your minds the words that we find promising exactly that maxim as we read in Psalm 68:20-21,
“God is to us a God of deliverances; and to God the Lord
belong escapes from death.”
“Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies, the hairy
crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.”
God does not get an okay from The United Nations or from The European Union to carry out His final shattering justice against THE NATIONS. What shall we say then of the power and wrath of God to dispose of THE NATIONS that raged and ravaged and savaged the followers of Jesus Christ? What shall we say then of those smaller than little, finite, obnoxious anti-God and anti-Christ barbarians who barbarized God’s Son and His sons! Nothing but this:
“HIS SUPREME LAW AND HIS SUPREME JUSTICE WILL VERY
SOON BE THE SUPREME WILL OF HIS SUPREME
WRATH AND SUPREME POWER.”
THE ANTICHRIST DUMPED INTO HELL FIRE
And then, what about the Antichrist? We read in Daniel 8:24-25,
“And his power will be mighty, but not by his own power, and
he will destroy to an extraordinary degree and prosper and
perform his will; he will destroy mighty men and
the holy people.”
“And through his shrewdness he will cause deceit to succeed by
his influence; and he will magnify himself in his heart, and
he will destroy many while they are at ease. He will
oppose the Prince of princes, but HE WILL BE
BROKEN WITHOUT HUMAN AGENCY.”
Then you can read for yourself about the Antichrist in Daniel 11:21-24 where you will find words to describe him such as “flatteries” and “peaceable” and “deceitfully.” He is the ultimate leader and the most confounding success story of the new global world. He will be hailed by the Chinese Communists, the Arab Muslims, the Godless Americans, and the Apostate Churchianity as the messiah of the world, the great savior, and the most benevolent man in history.
Whoever the Antichrist is, he will oppose the Prince of princes, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, and do things like calling an historic Christian nation the biggest Muslim nation in the world, and things like ordering the symbols of the Prince of princes to be covered over in a private religious university.
He will do such things as deliberately omitting the phrase about “The Creator” when quoting America’s “Declaration of Independence” – a deliberate omission Barach Obama has made on several occasions.
He will do such things as misquoting America’s national motto, saying it is “E Pluribus Unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law, which Barach Obama has done more than once.
He will magnify himself in his own heart by doing things such as issuing executive orders like pop corn, with all of them designed to ingratiate his power madness.
He will destroy millions of babies and old worthless eaters in unprecedented numbers calling it CARE, while the nation is at ease having been seduced by his deceitful shrewdness.
He will do things like endorsing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt who have declared “Holy Jihad” upon the unholy people of God and His Son Jesus Christ.
The Antichrist will DESTROY THE HOLY PEOPLE – THE CONVERTED JEWISH SAINTS OF GOD. Which is why Hal Lindsey calls the Antichrist:
“THE FUTURE FUHRER.”
God will deal personally with the THE FUTURE FUHRER. The Lord Jesus will break and burn the Antichrist personally without human involvement. (Daniel 9:25) When it comes to the Antichrist, Jesus will do it all by Himself as He says:
“THIS ONE IS ALL MINE – LEAVE HIM TO ME.”
This is wretched news for THE BEAST. Why? Because:
“DIVINE WRATH THAT COMES THROUGH HUMAN AGENCY IS
CONTRACTED, BUT DIVINE WRATH FROM GOD DIRECTLY
IS INFINITELY STRONG AND PIERCING.”
And then we read in Revelation 19:20,
“And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet…
these two were thrown into the lake of fire which
burns with brimstone.”
THE HOLY NATION
All nations will one day be gone forever! The “League of Nations” will be disbanded, the “European Union” forever disunited and disappeared, and “The United Nations” will be dismantled forever. No great loss, as “The United Nations” has been a symbol of disunity since its inception – “The Disunited Nations.”
There will be no more international rancor, broken treaties, wars, conflicts, or ragings. The rumbling and foaming-at-the-mouth bloody nations will have become extinct, a nationless eternity.
No more harassment by bully nations! No more slaughter and rape by demonized tribes and religions. No more refugees and refugee camps. No more sniper fire, IEDs, flying shrapnel, disfigurement, and dismemberment. No more nations threatening to destroy other nations for they themselves have all been destroyed forever.
All of the nations will one day soon be gone except one! All except one? Yes, all except one will be non-existent which to God they were all along anyway – less than non-existent. This one nation will replace all other nations as the only nation that loved God and lived as God intended for a nation to live – the one nation that brought glory to God by His amazing grace and mercy.
There is ONE NATION and only ONE NATION that will with their King of kings – Jesus Christ – judge all of the nations and peoples of the world. (I Corinthians 6:2) There is ONE NATION and only ONE NATION that will reign with Jesus Christ their King of kings. (Revelation 20:4 and 6) That HOLY NATION is the singular and exclusive nation of God’s redeemed saints of all ages who have been saved through the blood of Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior.
We read of that ONE HOLY NATION in I Peter 2:9-10,
“But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY
NATION, A PEOPLE FOR GOD’S OWN POSSESSION, that you
might proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called
you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”
“for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE
PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY,
but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.”
This ONE HOLY NATION was in the world but not of the world all along. The citizens of that HOLY AND HEAVENLY NATION had been scattered throughout all of THE NATIONS on earth, just like the Jews who had been dispersed throughout THE NATIONS of the world. All the citizens of the HOLY NATION have been strangers and foreigners and aliens in earth’s nations. The world was not their home, but they were always on their way home. There is no place like home!
All earthly citizenships will be forever dissolved, and all of the citizens of the HOLY NATION will one day soon fully and gloriously experience their Heavenly citizenship. In fact, they have never really been citizens of earthly nations since they were saved, for through Jesus Christ their citizenship has been in Heaven. (Philippians 3:20) They were born into an earthly citizenship, but all of that changed when they were born again into a brand new citizenship in the HOLY NATION OF HEAVEN.
The citizens of the HOLY NATION OF HEAVEN come from every tribe, kindred, tongue, people, and nation on earth. (Revelation 5:9) The number of the people in the HOLY AND HEAVENLY NATION is so huge, that no earthly system of mathematics can number them. (Revelation 7:9)
Today for example, there are an estimated 24 million Christians in India alone, which still only represents 2.3% of the 1.2 billion people in India. And we must add to that number every day, for God is not willing that anyone perish. Each morning we put on our gospel shoes and pick up our gospel tools, for the job of building the HOLY NATION is never finished. Needless to say, the work of the citizens of the HOLY NATION will never be done on earth until the end of time.
Never forget that while God will crush the international world empire one day soon, this does not mean that God does not love all of the peoples of the world. John 3:16 tells us that He does love the whole world so passionately, that He gave up His only begotten and most beloved Son to die for them that they all might have eternal life with Him in glory.
The NEW JERUSALEM shall be the capital city of the ONE HOLY AND HEAVENLY NATION OF GOD. And the redeemed will be able to walk the streets of the New Jerusalem without danger or fear of bombs and rockets. There will be no slums or ghettos in the New Jerusalem. No more inner city urban blight that looks like a marauding army has either burned or carried off anything and everything of value. Mansions for all of the HOLY NATION citizens in the HOLY CITY! No more police car or ambulance or fire truck sirens screaming in the streets.
After faithfully praying for the peace of Jerusalem for so long, peace will have finally and eternally come to the NEW JERUSALEM the true CITY OF PEACE, for that is what Jerusalem really means. Everything and everyone is perfect love, holiness, righteousness, and shalom.
Finally and forever:
“GOD’S HOLY NEW WORLD ORDER.”
“CHRIST’S HOLY ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.”