Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Doctrine of the client nation. Part 5: The pivot is always protected by God.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Point 3: Negative Volition to Bible doctrine destroys a client nation.

The Northern Kingdom fell to Assyria in 721 B.C.
The Southern Kingdom fell to the Chaldean Empire in 586 B.C.
Judea was conquered by Rome in 70 A.D.

When Israel was being disciplined as a client nation from 586-516 B.C., there was no Gentile client nation.

The same thing happens during the Tribulation—there is no client nation. Individual Jews are used by God to evangelize the Gentiles during the Tribulation just like they did from 586-516 B.C.

The first Gentile client nation was the Roman Empire, starting in 70 A.D.

When the Roman Empire reached its peak with a large pivot, there was the golden age of the Antonine Caesars, 96 - 192 A.D. The historian Gibbon called this period the “golden age of humanity.”

The period of the Antonine Caesars was a time of dictatorship, and yet a time of the most fantastic blessing. This proves that the issue is not the type of government, but the pivot of believers.

When the Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D., God had already used the Goths as His client nation during the fourth century.

Scotland and Ireland were client nations during the fifth and sixth centuries.

The Franks were a client nation during the eighth and ninth centuries; the Vikings were during the tenth century.

Germany under Luther, and Switzerland under Calvin were client nations during the sixteenth century.

Sweden under Gustavus Adolphus, and the Huguenots during the seventeenth century were client nations.

Brandenberg-Prussia under the Hohenzollerns were a client nation during the eighteenth century.

England was a client nation during the reign of Victoria in the nineteenth century.

And the United States of America has been a client nation from 1776 until the present.

Jesus Christ, who controls history, knows where positive volition will be in each generation. And He makes sure that the current client nation goes to that area of the world with missionary activity.

Ignorance of Bible doctrine destroyed the Jewish client nations, and the same ignorance of doctrine destroys the Gentile client nations, EPH 4:18-19. Scar tissue of soul has had the same effect, 2 Cor 13:5.

EPH 4:18
being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;

2 Cor 13:5
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you — unless indeed you fail the test?

Point 4: The restoration of Israel as a priest nation will occur at the second Advent and continue throughout the millennium, ISA 49:5-8.

There is a testimony from 144,000 Jews during the tribulation exactly like the seventy years of the Babylonian captivity, but there is no client nation during these two periods.

Point 5: The Pivot and the Client Nation.

1. The pivot is the remnant of mature believers who have reached maximum adjustment to the justice of God by their positive attitude toward Bible doctrine.

2. The size of the pivot in historical disaster determines the outcome of that disaster.

3. The spin-off is the reversionistic believers. The larger the spin-off, the greater the disaster and destruction of the nation.

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