God's Prophetic Plan for the Nations

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God's Prophetic Plan for the Nations

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The biblical table of nations is found in Genesis 10. It deals with the time immediately after Noah's Flood, giving a general picture of how the earth was to be populated by various ethnic groups. The Song of Moses speaks of the time "when the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples" (Deuteronomy 32:8).

The apostle Paul picked up this theme in the New Testament when confronting the Athenian philosophers with God's true gospel. He told them: "And He [the Creator] has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings" (Acts 17:26).

God is and always has been in overall control. He knows exactly where specific ethnic groups live and what they are now doing. He guided them there. True, our Creator has given mankind a lot of room in which to maneuver, so that we may exercise freedom of choice or free moral agency. But God the Father still remains "Lord of heaven and earth," as Jesus said (Matthew 11:25).

Ultimately the Father will solve our national problems by sending Jesus Christ back to this earth. Then, "The kingdoms [nations] of this world [will] have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" (Revelation 11:15). More information may be obtained by requesting our free brochure The Book of Revelation Unveiled. WNP