Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Great Change

As I look at the spiritual landscape there is one thing that is clear.

We are in a season of great change.  Everything you ever thought and assumed will be tested.  This will happen on a personal and on a global scale.

It is hard to grasp because our normal human tendency is to think that we are in a linear time and whatever is the situation today it will go on like this for a long time.  The reality is time and events go in huge cycles.  What was true a hundred years ago is coming up on true today.  What the past teaches us helps us comprehend the future.

That's why the Bible contains so much history in Kings and Chronicles.  We learn from watching people wax and wane.  We learn from knowing that nations and countries wax and wane.

Even the country we know as the USA will someday cease to be.  It will become something else. That may be a hundred or a thousand years from now but this much is certain, nothing is forever. 

I know it's heresy to many but the nation (real estate) of Israel will not always be as it is today. 

There is however a nation that is growing and advancing.  It is the nation of God.  It is a holy nation.  A nation not with borders, only subjects and citizens.  A nation who's people are unique, peculiar, amazing and full of the Glory of God. 

While rulers and leaders fight and dispute with words, swords and guns, the Spirit of God moves on the face of the chaos and calls out to the nation of God.  One that in fact supersedes any heritage, any boundaries, any worldly effect.  It is the nation that we belong to. 

Does this sound like any nation on earth?

What joy for the nation whose God is the LORD, whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.  Psalm 33:12

1 Peter 2:10
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

“I will rouse your jealousy through people who are not even a nation. I will provoke your anger through the foolish Gentiles.” 20And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God, saying,“I was found by people who were not looking for me.I showed myself to those who were not asking for me.”  Romans 10:19-20

“Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’
    and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”
“And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’
    there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”
Hosea 2:23-24

The nation of God has citizens who have allegiance to the same King, speak the same language of the Spirit and have the same worldview.  Those who do not are not of the nation of God no matter what they say.

This is the Great Change coming. In the days to come, even the years to come the nation of God will become more and more evident even as nations fall away into dust.

It is a glorious future and the Kingdom is expanding.  Do not be deceived.  God IS NOT mocked.

You are a citizen of the greatest nation on earth.. no matter where you live.

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