The Holy Spirit has created a nation under God that stretches all around the globe – from the Middle East to the Western civilizations, from the Northern to the Southern hemisphere. It’s a holy nation in the diaspora. And it all began after the gates to the Garden of Eden had closed behind us. God created a people He chose for His inheritance. How does He do that? He calls his people, one by one. In a personal encounter the Holy Spirit reveals the truth and shines a light that penetrates darkness and confusion.
There are other nations that are at odds with the nation whose God is the Lord. The psalmist says about them (Psalm 2:1-3):
“Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
‘Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles.’”
God’s nation is like a flock of sheep surrounded by wolves, a beacon in the night, and a rock in the raging sea. To grow God’s nation, Jesus calls heart, after heart, after heart. He goes after the lost, broken, forgotten, neglected and poor. He calls them tenderly. The Lord Jesus is careful not to further break the broken. He is the Healer of healers.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, Jesus issues a serious warning to the kings and queens in this world lording over people (Psalm 2:10-12):
“Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.
Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”
Blessed is each person seeking refuge in the Son; and blessed is the nation whose refuge is the Lord; blessed are the people He chooses for His inheritance, and blessed are the people who choose to follow Him.