Globalism has taken a hit, it is down for the count. Nationalism is still standing in the ring, and God delivered punch. Sounds paradoxical, huh? How could God be against globalism and yet make the claim “For God so loved the world.”? Doesn’t God want all people to come together as one? Isn’t His plan for all people to unite in peace and harmony? Yes, but not now.
God has been against globalism for quite some time. The globalism idea first raised its ugly head in the world arena many thousands of years ago on the plain of Shinar. The plain comprised the region from modern Baghdad to the Persian Gulf. Later it became known as Babylonia. It is still a hot spot today. The people of the world got together for a conference to make a world capital city. The symbol of their power and global strategy was a ziggurat, or a skyscraper, visible for miles when anyone entered the plain. Most likely this was a large city that would be the symbol of world independence, power, religion and trade. What was their reasoning? So they would be a one world government—they did not want to disperse. Globalism brought power to a select few. Whoever was in power did not want to lose that power.
The thing is, God was not in favor of this government, so He stopped it from happening. God said if He continues to allow it to happen, this globalism will do nothing but grow larger and it will just get stronger. Perhaps He meant, people would become oppressed under this one world government? God said, “It is only the beginning of what they will do.” Men in power, with no moral compass, have a tendency to oppress people, to keep people in subjection, to place burdens on citizens to enrich themselves. God shut it down, dispersed the people, and nations began.
God put the brakes on globalism in the beginning, and He will do it again at the end of time. Why? Because there will only be a complete, functioning, benevolent one world government when He rules as King of kings and Lord of lords. Globalism will come, God’s Kingdom will come, He will accomplish his will on earth as it is in heaven, but in His timing and under His control.That is why God is pro-nation and pro-borders.
Take the nation of Israel for example; God’s plan for them was not globalism. It could have been, after all they were His chosen people. Why not give them the global kingdom when they entered the Promised Land after escaping Egypt and living in the desert for 40 years? But God did not do that, rather He assigned borders for them “From the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates.” God defines their borders even further in passages such as Genesis 15, Joshua 1:4, and Numbers 34. Over one hundred passages of Scripture speak of borders and boundaries, most often in a matter-of-fact common knowledge positive sense. Borders are a natural outcome of the rule of man.
God is so pro borders He determines where each person will be born and within which boundary. God not only determines how long a person will live, He determines where they will live, within a boundary. From Adam every person who ever lived and who will live are born in the place God determines.
This brings us to 2016. The battle we face worldwide, and within our own borders of the United States is not a battle of one man. It is a battle between the ideology of globalism versus nationalism. God is pro-nationalism and anti-globalism.
Man made globalism will get up from the mat and raise its head again, but not yet. Satan the prince of globalism, is ready to make his move. But Satan only acts under God’s Sovereign authority. He wants it now, but God is saying not yet. And that is why the battle is so fierce and will remain that way.
God has given a reprieve against the one world government, but it is temporary. As Hillary Clinton prepared to take office, and most people, including most Christians were certain that would happen; many Christians were also sure that the coming of Christ was soon. It may be, but it appears God doesn’t work by the polls either.
Perhaps God is slowing the process down so that many more might come to believe in Jesus Christ for everlasting life? That sounds like what a merciful and gracious God would do. God is not in a hurry for people to die without believing. He has set up nations so some of them will have the freedom to “Go into all the world and make disciples.”
To lost unbelievers, a stay of execution is granted. Now is our time to let people know about everlasting life, to share with them about the Kingdom that will come, where one King will rule and reign, where one City, the New Jerusalem, will shine from a distance for all the world to see.
God so loved the world, He has appointed a time such as this, that our nation may continue in an even greater way to send forth His Word to the nations of the world. Globalism is down for the count, it has been defeated for a time. Nationalism rules. But the winning bell has not yet rung. We are standing in the ring and the spiritual battle is still on!