|Pastor Mark Biltz|
"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."
The word used for "Nations" is actually more defined as Ethnic
ethnos: a race, a nation, pl. the nations
Original Word: ἔθνος, ους, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (eth'-nos)
Short Definition: a race, people, the Gentiles
Definition: a race, people, nation; the nations, heathen world, Gentiles.
As we witness the idiocy of "Black Lives Matter" Or the ethnic war between Ukraine and Russia or any number of ethnic clashes among people the verse in Matthew resonates.
We are witnessing a spiritual incitement against one another because of Ethnicity. What God has purposed for his majesty we are allowing yet another perversion against what he has created because of a lack of Knowledge and Reverence!
Again, the known universe, as vast as it is, was not created to comprehend Racism, Bigotry, Antisemitism and Hatred. This is a unique attribute to living...lost, disconnected, powerless, and ignorant to the vastness of our Creator. The Universe exists due to the Laws of GOD which we "Toss under the bus!"
Psalm 119:1 Happy are they that are upright in the way, Who walk in the law of the LORD.
We continue to magnify, stubbornly magnify, our lack of wisdom justifying doing so based on a total lack appreciation for being suspended in a Universe too gigantic to comprehend. We ignore the miracle! We repeat a pattern of stupidity in the same way the days, the months and the years repeat the progression of life! As a result we live with...death!
We kill, murder, rape, and hate one another because we do not appreciate the GLORY OF THE LORD! Rather we elevate pride, vengeance and payback.....the Attributes of satan!
As one example: The term African America overrides the truth which is, "We are created in the image of God" which means his attributes. However, we adopt the attributes of satan and live under those laws, that kingdom!.......Name for me something dumber?
I understand that as long as we see race as a justification for being, the power of hell will always have victims within what is created for Life........Life Matters!