Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Principles the Lord has established which guarantee that the human race will not self-destruct: Languages and client nations.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Because man is a product of his own negative decisions, and you take those negative decisions to their logical conclusion, eventually, the Lord Jesus Christ intervenes with divine judgment.
Six Basic Principles of Divine Preservation:
a. The division of languages, GEN 11:6-8, after the tower of Babel.
This was so the human race would not be confident in man or human power or human ability.
The division of languages, created by God, is actually keeping the human race from arrogance and self-destruction.
God in His grace is the One who created the different languages, not the wisdom of man.
It is the epitome of arrogance to think that one race is greater than another.
a. The division of languages, GEN 11:6-8.
At any given time in history God has declared the boundaries of nations, DEU 32:8; ACT 17:18-26.
DEU 32:8 “The Most High gave the nations their inheritance, He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples.”
God is the one who gave nations and therefore, in the biblical interpretation of history, we need to see the value of Nationalism not Internationalism, and thatâ€™s why organizations such as the United Nations are an evil organization under the control of Satan.
He will do this with a certain religious organization in Rome, Rev 17-18.
Grope - pselaphao = to mentally conclude that there is a God and to search for Him.
Nationalism is what causes people to seek God -
Even in the Millennium, nationalism will exist as Jesus Christ will rule “nations,” REV 2:26-27.
b. Nationalism. c. Client nations to God.
DEU 7:6 “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”
In the Old Testament, there were five Jewish client nations to God: the Theocratic Nation, the United Kingdom, the Northern Kingdom, the Southern Kingdom, Judea.
A client nation is a national entity under the patronage of God, assigned the responsibility for the preservation, communication, and fulfillment of the canon of Scripture.
a. The Theocratic Kingdom, B.C. 1441-1020, from the Exodus until the prophet Samuel. The Theocratic Kingdom ended when the Jews said, “We want to be like other nations.”
b. The United Kingdom from Saul to Rehoboam, B.C. 1020-926.
c. The Northern Kingdom from Jeroboam to Hoshea, B.C. 926-721.
d. The Southern Kingdom from Rehoboam to Zedekiah, B.C. 926-586. The fifth cycle of discipline was administered by the Chaldeans under Nebuchadnezzar.
e. After the Northern and Southern Kingdoms were destroyed, while no Jewish client nation was operational as such, Jews outside of the client nation filled in the gap to Gentile nations as they had been responsible before to do so.
Then Judah became a client nation again from B.C. 516 until 70 A.D.
There is one major reason that the Jewish clients did not continue; Negative Volition to Bible doctrine destroys a client nation.
Apostasy in a client nation is always like a cancer; if it grows long enough, that client nation dies under the fifth cycle of discipline.
In every case of Jewish apostasy in a Jewish client nation status, both the clergy and the politicians of Israel are indicted along with the negative volition of the people.
2TI 3:1-2 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money,
2TI 3:4 ...lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;