There is a Greek word called “ethnos“. The Websters dictionary definition is “an ethnic group“ and in the Strong’s concordance it is “a race“. The point of bringing up this word is that Jesus’ disciples asked Him in the book of Matthew what would be the signs of His return? One of His responses was ‘nation will rise against nation’. In this instance the word ‘nation’ was translated from the word “ethnos“. Therefore the meaning is “ethnic group will rise up against ethnic group“.
I truly believe that we are living in the time Jesus spoke about. If this is the case then racial tensions will become more intense in the coming days. My advice is to not let politicians and the media hype you up. We all live with many ethnic groups in our communities. Always remember that God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God and focus on the people in your life. Reject the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. Amen.
Analogy: Before we were born there was a rebellion in heaven. God’s First Born said: “I will help all those who choose to go to earth, to return to heaven by bringing them the gospel, then they can decide for themselves if they will believe”.
Lucifer then countered: “let me be their leader and I will make sure that they all return to heaven. I will force them to obey and none will be lost”.
On earth many liberal leaders said: “we were all born with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and in order for that to transpire, we must also be freeman”.
Then several christian nationalists leaders contended: “wouldn’t it be easier to make all the citizens obey the law, by taking away their freedom—even though we will not allow them to exercise their first amendment rights, we will trick them into believing that they do, and if any protest, we will punish their insubordination”.
Then God said: “I will send the First Born, because they already have their free agency, and no one should be allowed to take away, what I have already given to them”.
The morale of the story is that any demagogue who attempts to take the people’s liberty away, is obviously in collusion with the devil.
“The failure of white evangelicals is that they can’t even restore morality in their churches, but still insist they can restore morality to our nation—that’s why they call themselves ‘christian nationalist’. It’s like ‘putting the cart—before the horse’, tragically the only direction they’re pulling us—is in reverse. They should call themselves ‘nationalist christians’ instead, because they’re hoping the government will fix their lack of faith by legislating a state religion.” By: ElRoyPoet
“I don’t write my post-apocalyptic stories, because that’s what I think our future will become. I write them, so that you’ll know what future to avoid.” By: Ray Bradbury
“In order for a government to become a fascist regime, the church must allow itself to be swallowed by the state. In order for a government to remain democratic, the state must be kept separated from the church—so that it isn’t tempted to swallow the other.” By: A. Freeman
“The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” By: Mahatma Gandhi
“Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.” By: Mahatma Gandhi
“Ignorance breeds fear. We fear those things we don’t understand. If we don’t put a lid on that fear and keep that fear in check, that fear in turn will breed hatred because we hate those things that frighten us. “If we don’t keep that hatred in check, that hatred in turn will breed destruction.” By: Daryl Davis
“The devil will remind you over and over again, of your past. Because he knows, that the day you stop feeling sorry for yourself, he has no future with you. Holding on to old grudges will not remove the pain in your brain. Only Jesus can transform your life, if you allow him into your heart.” By: ElRoyPoet
“It is we who nourish the ‘Soul Of The World’, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse.” By: Paulo Coelho
“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of Me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Bible, Matthew 24:6-14
“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask the Lord. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” James 4:1-4