One Nation Under God
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: Genesis 12:2 (KJV)
God made a covenant with Abram to make of him a great nation. This covenant has withstood the test of time and has, and is, coming to pass. The fourth chapter of the book of Romans shows us that the visible promised nation of today is made up of every individual that names the name of Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior. These are the people of faith. These are the seed of Abraham. (The Jewish people are the natural seed while the Church is the spiritual seed. There is an eternal covenant with each – ” Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:” 1 Corinthians 10:32 (KJV)
We are a people chosen of God as surely as the Jewish people of old. His choosing is a sovereign act of grace from the heart of Him Who is Love. We can be neither puffed up with pride nor boastful about our place because we had nothing to do with it.
We love him, because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 (KJV)
The undeserved, limitless, love that God has bestowed upon us makes us different and draws us into His plan and purpose while compelling us to be a demonstration of daily, living praise. The darkness that held us captive and controlled our lives no longer has any influence upon us and we have become dispensers of His marvelous light.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
As believer’s, we are the Lord’s children. Nothing can divide us. Nothing can separate us. We are, and ever shall be One Nation Under God, Indivisible.
But ye are . . ., an holy nation, a peculiar people . . .; That their hearts might be . . . knit together in love, . . . Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? . . . I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (1 Pet. 2:9; Col. 2:2; Rom. 8:35, 38, 39 – KJV)
As we walk in unity, indivisible, great blessing remains our rightful portion. As Gods Holy Nation we can claim our inheritance in Christ Jesus even as He has claimed us as His own inheritance.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. Psalm 33:12 (KJV)
Let us demonstrate the resurrected Christ as we walk out a life of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. The Lord is eager to extol the virtues of His children, His righteous nation, to the world. This gives us supernatural favor and esteem as we reach out to the nations of the world.
Righteousness exalteth a nation: . . . Proverbs 14:34 (KJV)