Inspiration from Dr. David White
The Kingdom Series – ‘Globalism Verses Nationalism’
“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in hope that they might grope for Him and find Him,” (Acts 17:26-27)
“And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue and nation. And all who dwell on the earth will worship him (the beast), whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear” (Rev 13:7-9).
When asked by His disciples about the signs that would precede His coming and of the end of the age, without hesitation “Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you” (Matt 24:4). Jesus wanted His disciples then and His followers today to beware and be ready to withstand and stand against deceptions, lies and that which is false and fake from a biblical world-view. If Jesus was literally on the earth today He would be sounding the alarm against fake news and a fake gospel, both of which exists!
One of the greatest deceptions currently being touted and one that will eventually capture the hearts and minds of the entire world is globalism.
Thinking globally and acting locally was a phrase first appearing in the early 1970’s andbegan to shift the narrative away from a nation-state approach to government towards more of a global one-world mindset.
John Lennon’s song Imagine, which was released about the same time, reinforced the idea of man saving himself through globalization. After the encouragement to imagine there is no heaven or hell and no religion to, included in the lyrics was the challenge to imagine there are no countries, but instead a big brotherhood of man where the world will live as one. And though not officially stated, the world would live happily ever-after in man’s own created utopia!
The idea of a global society dates back all the way to the book of Genesis and the tower of Babel. It was there where the sons of men came together as one, objecting the idea of their being ‘scattered abroad’ over the face of the whole earth. They believed by coming together, without God of course, there was nothing they could not together accomplish.
On the surface their dreams may have appeared noble, as is the case today. They would be able to fix all the world’s problems by becoming one. However God did not see it their way and knew what was really taking place. The tower of Babel, (globalization), was simply a symbol of man’s ultimate rejection of any need for God. The tower of Babel was Satan’s attempt to lead the sons of men in the exaltation and glorification of self above God, which would pave the way for what he most desired, their worship. As a result God scattered them into different languages and nations across the earth.
Looking at the current debate between globalism and nationalism, here are a few thoughts from a biblical world-view specifically considering the Scriptures included in this writing.
1. Although God created everyone from one blood and in His image, He is the One who appoints where men and women dwell during their lifetime on the earth.
2. God would not join the ‘open boarders’ crowd since He is the One who established the boundaries (boarders) of nations and languages.
3. God has pre-appointed where men and women live so they would seek Him and ultimately find Him. He knew the best environment where individually we would discover Him and His plans for our lives. He wants everyone to find Him and discover that He is what every man or woman is looking for.
4. Although the over-whelming majority of people supporting globalization may have pure motives, some know exactly what the goal is. This is clearly spelled out in Rev 13 and other places. Satan is still looking for worship and he will eventually find it as the whole world (as one) comes together and worships and follows the beast.
5. The attraction of globalization stems from a noble cause, fixing the world’s greatest problems. Some of which have been made up, (global warming), while other problems have either been made worse through man’s policies, (without God), or by intentionally and grossly exaggerating an issue that does exists.
6. According to the bible the whole world will be eventually divided into two groups. Those who worship and follow the beast, and those whose names are written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
7. God is a globalists in one very important way. He so loved the world that He sent His only Son to die for the world’s sin, which is most evidenced when we live without acknowledging our need for Him.
8. All who have ears to hear are hearing what the Spirit is saying to the church and are standing upon God’s word taking heed that no one deceive them.
9. God loves and has a purpose for the nations and Jesus is the hope of every nation.
David White Th.D.
David and his wife Shirley are the head pastors at the Gathering Church in Moravian Falls, NC. The Fresh Bread Blog is where Dr. David posts inspiration and messages he receives from the Lord for the church and missions.
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