I have read a magazine founder and head of a ministry who claimed that the nations are all condemned and doomed, and so he would have us think it is hopeless for them, as God calls them out as rebellious and wicked, etc., etc. Then why, I must ask, did God the Father send his Son to the world, which I must add, includes more than just Israel? The Lord Jesus Christ declared:
"God so loved the world [WHOLE WORLD, NOT JUST ISRAEL] that he sent his only Son, that whosoever [JEWISH AND GENTILE] believes on him should not perish but have everlasting life." That declaration of Christ our Savior ought to have been definitive for the magazine founder/ministry head I speak of! But it was not, obviously. And it is just as obvious, the Word of God, spoken by Christ, states the contrary of what he was stating, that God proscribes all the nations and we need have as little to do with saving them as possible. Wrong! We ought to do as Christ commanded, to go to Judaea and Samaria and then to the uttermost parts of the earth, declaring the Salvation Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone, Jew and Gentile!
Let us obey Christ, friends, not a nation-hater. God created peoples and tribes and tongues and nations, and set the bounds of nations, and he will judge them as to how they treated Israel. But there will be nations in the Millennium, you can be sure, for at the end of the 1,000 years of Christ's reign from Jerusalem, the "nations" who rebel against his rule will rise up to attempt to overthrow God's rule. Not all, perhaps. We shall see if any will stand for Israel. But until then nations will exist, and we are to go forth to bear witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according and in obedience with Great Commission given first to the disciples shortly before his Ascension and forty days after his Resurrection from the dead.
The power of prayer can turn whole nations around and save millions who would otherwise be lost and go into a Christless eternity.
Prayer (and the Gospel preached by John Wesley and through the hymns of his evangelist brother, Charles) saved Great Britain in the 18th century!
Without the Wesleyan revivals, Britain society was indeed a lost cause, doomed to a French-style revolution and bloodbath made possible by the world's most efficient killing machine, the ingenious French guillotine!
Human beings could not do the job--they would crumble and go insane, putting so many thousands to death in a brutal fashion. But with the guillotine, all that mess and carnage was not on any man's hands but a result of a cold killing machine that could feel absolutely nothing about what it was doing to young girls and young boys and mothers and aged grandmothers and innocents of all kinds who had done nothing wrong but be born in France in the 18th century.
But that is the ancient past--or is it?
France will soon have to give up as many heads of its citizens as she once took--if she does not return to God in repentance. Prayer can do the same now again, today, saving our erring nations staggering toward the abyss, starting with you and me!
Please pray for the sorely oppressed Moslem people of Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, who are enslaved to Islam, a false, anti-Christ religion, while being misled by clerics who are following hateful agendas (though not all clerics are fundamentalists and jehadists).
These nations, according to Biblical prophecy, will soon be destroyed in the next major Middle Eastern war when they once again attack Israel with the aim to wipe that nation off the map.
Instead, they will be largely or entirely wiped from the map (I think, preemptively), as John P. McTernan defines this war in his book, "As America Has Done to Israel."
The various Peace initiatives of the U.S. are a desperate, ill-founded attempt to install a false peace that the intelligentsia of Washington has come up with to use to hold all-out war from erupting--when only God can do that.
A rump state of Syria will or may survive, but the nation that is in a fractured state under its current tyrant will be gone (which is no real loss, since it has always been Israel's worst enemy since the time of Israel's founding in the time of Joshua).
The other countries named will become uninhabitable too.
Think of this!--but they will bring this terrible fate on themselves by attacking a nation at peace with them.
Iran, as McTernan describes it, will suffer a great blow, will partially survive, but will be utterly destroyed in the next, greater war that follows when it joins in yet another major war against Israel to eterminate the Jews.
It is thus time for the people of these countries to repent before God, seek His Son's grace and forgiveness, and be led of the Lord to a place of safety. These countries are apparently going out of existence! And soon! If any of them still exist in ten years, it will be the Grace of God, holding back the wrath of God on these wicked countries and their wicked rulers.
Please pray for these Moslem-enslaved countries that are not Middle Eastern but like Iran and Afghanistan and others to the north that are Moslem and formerly in the Soviet Union, aligned like packs of ravenous wolves against Israel and which all will be destroyed by their own aggressions when those acts of war back-fire on them. In the region are secularist humanism enslaved countries such as Australia and New Zealand, and also Singapore and various animist-and-polytheist countries as well. They all serve Satan too and are anti-Christian. Hong Kong has many Christians still, but an imposed rule of Communist China to result soon in persecution of churches and ministries sheltering there from the days of the British colonial treaty.
BUT THEY WERE ONCE ALL FLOURISHING, HIGHLY ADVANCED CHRISTIAN LANDS BEFORE THEY WERE CONQUERED BY MASSIVE ATTACKS OF FANATICAL MOSLEM ARMIES CARRYING THE BANNERS OF MOSLEM JEHAD IN ONE HAND AND SCIMITARS IN THE OTHER.
They have received a Christian witness (10% of Egypt's population is Coptic Christian, with revival going on in the evangelical church, and the Middle East's largest evangelical church of upwards of 15,000 believers meeting in a cemetery on the edge of Cairo!).
Algeria was formerly a Christian country and knew the Gospel, for centuries before the Moslem armies conquered it in the 7th-8th centuries.
All of now Moslem North Africa, Morocco and into Egypt, was Christian! Now it is a stronghold of Islam and Satan.
But it can be saved--if we pray! The people of these North African nations, those who are not captivated by hatred, are a beautiful, hospitable, humble, friendly people. It is Satan that is deceiving and using them--and he is the reason for their present condition--poor, oppressed, bound in darkness of a false religion, subject to hate-mongers and tending to violence against Jews and Christians.
They can be set free, and thousands are being set free even now by the libeating Gospel of Jesus Christ beamed down to them from satellite TV and Christian programming.
They still mistakenly think the Draconian Sharia law of Islam will make their country stable and ultimately prosperous, peaceful enough to make normal life half-way possible again. It won't happen.
Radicalized Jehadist clerics will not allow development, and will drive down the women into abject ignorance and slavery--and society cannot go ahead under such conditions, as we know very well from many examples of Moslem fundamentalist takeovers.
Look at what the PLO Moslem fundamentalists have done to Gaza (Hamas-stan, as Brigitte Gabriel has called this seething nest of rattlers), to the former Afghanistan before U.S. forces liberated it from the Taliban, to the whole Middle East (except for pockets of prosperity, the whole region of the Middle East and northern to central Africa is a hell-hole, suffering economically and culturally. Weapons and warfare are highly developed, paid for by oil revenues or U.S. or Russian aid, but almost everything else--industry, agriculture, social services, schools, health care--are backward and even non-existent in vast areas.
Unlike Islam, we as Christians have a God who has an ear to the cries of His children! Pray for the organization that is attacking America so viciously and fanatically, to destroy all our traditional values and beliefs and supplant them with secular humanism. Look at who is controlling the public venues, they are secular humanists. Look at their agendas and the values they are mandating. They are secular humanist, based on Darwin, evolution, socialism. The whole bent of this organization is to use courts and laws to bludgeon the Christians and their values into submission and then force them into the closet, if not eradicate them entirely.
I do not pray that God will save this organization, for it is utterly corrupt and anti-Christ, but I do pray for the individuals who are working in it, deceived to think they are serving "liberal, progressive ideals". Their souls are precious to God.
Queen Elizabeth I was a great promoter of the Christian faith--and declared that the British realm was Christian, according to David Hathaway of Eurovision ministries. As a Defender of Christianity in her dominion, she took her responsibility most seriously, and reigned over a navy-based country that rose to first rank among the nations, thanks to the role of Christianity in the kingdom. She might be said to have inaugurated a Golden Age in Britain, for there have been no greater English monarchs, before or after her.
Barbaric, 7th century Arabian tribal practices such as female genital mutilation, child brides, and the killing of unwanted Moslem wives is also widespread in India and Pakistan, and will be found occurring increasingly in Britain too (but unreported, of course!)--the husband gets rid of a wife by forcing her with mistreatment to douse herself with gas and light it, takes her dowry, and he then remarries!
How convenient for him!
I listened to an entire BBC report on this practice--and nobody was saying there is something radically wrong with Moslem society that has this going on, year after year, with hundreds of fatalities.
This is what we can look forward to in America, where atheistic secular humanism is already proving the perfect facilitator for the rapid Islamization of America, just as it had facilitated Islamization in Britain, Belgium, France, and other Western countries. What about the human rights watch groups such as Amnesty? What about the feminists? They are voluntarily gagged and silent about all these atrocities of inhumanity and oppression of women--and if they report the fatalities and the abuses, they will not give us the causes--which are embedded inextricably in Moslem theology and Sharia law.