In 606 BC, the Israelites went into exile in Babylonia as a drifting and confused people. They spent 70 agonizing years in solitude, and in physical and mental torment. In 538 BC, they began returning to Israel a sobered people. They were home, refocused in their PURPOSE as a NATION, ready to begin again the worship of Jehovah, the God of creation and the God is Israel. Most of the Jews at this time had never seen or heard the Law of Moses. They had to be instructed, in large part by Ezra, in a national reeducation program. (For more historical details, go here.)
America, this is our road map to rebuilding our nation out of the current chaos. We must remember who we are as a nation, revisit our purpose and founding, restore our commitment to godly principles and our Christian-Judeo heritage. We have a purpose and a destiny. Our purpose was, and is, to create a nation based on biblical principles of governing and personal behavior that provided freedom. Freedom to live according to your faith and to be able to share the truth of the gospel at home and abroad.
The Importance of Nations – Hint: It’s God’s Idea
For years, the Israelites were a PEOPLE before they became a NATION. There is an individual identify and there is a national identify. Nations are God’s idea – nations with an identity and a dedication to His principles. God did not simply promise Abraham a big family to spread out and populate the earth, He promised that He would build a NATION from him.
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” Genesis 12:2
God didn’t just create one nation from Abraham, He created all nations through Adam.
“and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation” Acts 17:26
Scripture tells us that at the end time judgement, people will be divided as nations.
“All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:32
America is a Christian Nation
I can still recall my shock when I heard former President Barack Obama state at a press conference in Turkey, April 6, 2009, that we Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Muslim nation, but rather, a nation of citizens who are bound by a set of values.” Obama had made similar statements in the past. In June 2007, he told CBS, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation — at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
The U.S. Supreme Court sees it differently. In Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 U.S. 437 (1892), they held that “this is a Christian nation” with the understanding that this nation was founded on biblical principles, and that those who brought these biblical principles to this land and who implemented those principles in our system of government were for the most part professing Christians who were actively involved with Christian churches. The Declaration of Independence acknowledges God as the source of our rights and clearly reveals the fact that America was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles.
But it’s not just about our laws. It’s about our identify. We ARE a Christian nation. That does NOT mean that every American is a follower of Jesus Christ. Nor does it mean that the GOVERNMENT is going to COERCE individuals to do so. But it DOES mean that our structure of government, our legal definitions of right and wrong, come straight from the pages of scripture. America provides freedom for ALL faiths, but the standards of personal behavior and responsibility, as well as restrictions on the power of the government, were specifically created from God’s insight and wisdom.
Walls – What can we learn from Nehemiah?
When the Jews were returning to Jerusalem after their exile in Babylonia, the walls of Jerusalem were broken down. It was a security threat as well as a source of national humiliation. Nehemiah set to work rebuilding and completed the task in a mere 52 days. Similar to the situation faced by Nehemiah, the lack of a secure border and the resulting illegal immigration happening at our southern border is a security threat and an embarrassment to our sovereignty as a nation.
An estimated 4.9 million illegal immigrants have crossed our border since Joe Biden has taken office, a report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) found. The president of FAIR, Dan Stein, discussed the report, stating that “Roughly the equivalent of the entire population of Ireland has illegally entered the United States in the 18 months President Biden has been in office, with many being released into American communities.” (July marked a 325% increase from the previous year, with 67% of illegal immigrants being single adults.) These numbers are an insult to national sovereignty. Among the powers exercised by every sovereign nation is the right to control its own borders, including trade, tariffs, emigration and immigration. Without a secure border, national sovereignty doesn’t exist.
Globalists – those who envision the world with no borders and one centralized ruling government – use mass migration to advance their goal of reducing national pride and making the transition to a global world order relatively seamless.
Nations are God’s idea. Globalism is man’s idea.
Israel got back on track as a nation by going back to understand their founding, going back to learn the Law, and then living by it. It is time for America to wake up. Reeducate ourselves on our history and our purpose.
Re-educate ourselves on what the bible actually says . . . about everything!
Be followers of Jesus Christ, not just admirers, even if it costs you everything.
Study the Constitution
Study the Bill of Rights
Stand up for our nation and for our Judeo-Christian heritage
Speak up to defend our national sovereignty
Elect godly, righteous leaders:
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:2
“When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.” Proverbs 28:12
Additional scripture references regarding nations:
“For the kingdom is the Lord’s and He rules over the nations.” Psalm 22:28
“He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves.” Psalm 66:7
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12