BIBLICAL CONCEPT: Nations

OUTLINE

I.  Foundational  principles
II. Heritage nations
III. National blessing for promotion of good
IV. National judgement  for promotion of evil.
V. Satan, demons and nations
VI. Nations and eternity.
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I.  Foundational  principles

    A.  God uses nations to control evil and promote good - Genesis
         11:1-9; Romans 13:17 and 1 Timothy 2:2.

    B.  God uses nations to promote salvation - Acts 17:26-27 and 10:35.

    C.  God allows nations to go their own way - Acts 14:16 compared
          with Genesis 15:6.

    D.  Nations rebel against God - Acts 4:25-27.  Compare Satan below.

    E.  Families are the foundation of nations - Genesis 10:5, 32.

II.  Heritage nations.

     A.  Abraham, father of many nations - Romans 4:17-18;  Genesis
         17:4-5; 18:18 and Galatians 3:8-9.

     B.  The Jewish heritage nation:

          1.  A spiritual example - Exodus 19:6; Deuteronomy 4:5-8 and
               26:16-19.

          2.  A polytheistic contrast - 2 Samuel 7:23.

          3.  An evangelist nation - Psalm 67; Ezekiel 12:15-16; 1 Kings
               4:31-34; 10:1 and 24.

     C.  Gentile heritage nations: Compare A above.

          1.  Evangelize the nations - Luke 24:47.

          2.  Age of heritage nations - Romans 11:25 compared with 2:14;
               9:24-25, 30; 10:19-21; 11:11-14: Luke 21:24; 1 Peter 1:1 and
               2:9.

          3.  Evangelist nations - Matthew 28:19-20.

          4.  Nineveh - Jonah 3:5-10 and Nahum.

III.  National blessing for promotion of good.

      A.  Blessing for the right God - Psalm 33:12; Deuteronomy 4:5-8;
           26:16-19 and Psalm 2:10-12.

      B.  Blessing because of standards - Proverbs 14:34; 29:2; Jeremiah
           4:1-2 and 18:6-10.

      C.  Blessing for protecting citizens - Isaiah 1:4 compared with
           1:16-17, 21 and 26.

IV.  National  judgement for promotion of evil.

      A.  Judgement for forgetting God - Psalm 9:17-20.

      B.  Godless rulers: snares - Job 34:29-30.

      C.  Decline in law - Proverbs 24:24.

      D.  The momentum of national evil - Jeremiah 9:1-9; Ephesians
            4:17-19 and 1 Peter 4:3.

      E.  Heritage nations becoming more wicked than other nations -
           Ezekiel 5:5-8.

      F.  Child sacrifice - Deuteronomy 12:30-31 compared with Psalm
           106:34-39 and Ezekiel 16:20-21.

      G.  Homosexual, bisexual nations - Genesis 14:1, 9; 13:13;
           18:20; 19:113 and 1 Kings 14:24.

V.  Satan, demons and nations.

     A.  Weaken nations - Isaiah 14:12.

     B.  Control nations - Matthew 4:8-9; Job 1:7; Daniel 10:13, 20;
          Revelation 13:7; 20:3 and 8.

     C.  Seek worship through nations - Psalm 106:34-39; Ezekiel
          16:20-21; 1 Corinthians 10:18-22 and Revelation 13:1-8.

VI.  Nations and eternity.

      A.  Nations are part of Jesus Christís future inheritance - Psalm  2:8.

      B.  The Second Advent and Millennial rule of nations by Jesus Christ
           = a rod of iron - Mica 5:2 and Revelation 19:11-16.

      C.  The Millennium is a time of national worship of the Lord - Psalm
            22:27-29.

      D.  Part of the faithful believerís future reward is to rule nations -
            Revelation 2:26 compared with 20:4.

      E.  Godís plan of nations will be memorialized forever - Revelation
           21:24-26.

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