As previously noted, Abraham’s offspring was the first family to be called a nation. Accordingly, Israel was/is God’s chosen and favored nation. However, due to their disobedience of God’s statutes Israel was, and will be, severely judged. After their judgment Israel will be redeemed and restored as the light of the earth.
What about the other nations? What part, if any, do the other nations play in the future history of the earth?
The prophet Isaiah calls all nations to listen as God reveals that all nations have violated His statutes and will taste of His fury.
“Come near, you nations, to hear; and heed, you people! Let the earth hear, and all that is it in…For the indignation of the LORD is against all nations, and His fury against all their armies…” Isaiah 34:1-2
Several hundred years later the prophet Jeremiah likewise addressed all nations.
“‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘that I will punish all who are circumcised with the uncircumcised…’” Jeremiah 9:25
Therefore, according to the Bible, all nations will be punished along with God’s chosen nation of Israel.
“But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.” Jeremiah 10:10
The Hebrew for ‘wrath’ in the above passage means ‘fury’ and/or ‘anger.’ Wrath and indignation are synonyms.
Again, according to the Bible, God’s wrath will affect all nations ‘and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation (wrath).’
Progressing to the New Testament, the apostle John reveals that God the Father has delegated all judgment to Jesus, His Son.
“But the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” John 5:22-23
Not only has all judgment been committed to Jesus the Son, this passage clearly confirms the deity of Christ. The deity of Jesus is one of the most significant doctrines in the Bible. Jesus is the express image of the Father and was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil. The inhabitants of the earth can know the Father only through the Son.
In the final book in the Bible the apostle John reveals the primary reason why all nations will be judged.
“For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” Revelation 18:3
All the nations have committed fornication, i.e. spiritual adultery, by placing commercialism ahead of God. The nations have chosen tangible and present fulfillment over spiritual future rewards.
At the exact predetermined time in history, Jesus Christ the righteous Judge will return to earth and reestablish God’s immutable priorities.
“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.” Revelation 19:11
The war spoken of will end the great tribulation at which time Christ will reestablish His kingdom in Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem. The war will be the greatest war of all time.
“Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Revelation 19:15
Therefore, there are several questions all Americans should be asking themselves.
· Is America included when the Bible speaks of ‘all’ nations?
· Would America ever put the economy or commercialism ahead of God?
· Do America’s leaders really take the Bible seriously, or…
“These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.” Matthew 15:8
Again, everyone can draw their own conclusion as to where America stands relative to Biblical standards and her future as a nation.
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