Because of the current problems in our world and continually being reminded of 9/11 and others terrorist attacks, I thought it might be a good time for Christians to think about our “Nation’s Security.” We pay a lot of money for a sense of security these days. We want Internet Security, Airport Security, Financial Security, Job Security, and Security in our relationships, etc. We have locks on our doors, alarms on our cars, and surveillance cameras in our parking lots. Why? Because none of us like to feel insecure, unsafe, unprotected, or alarmed. And, as Christians, there is no cause for alarm or fear. We can all rest assured that our “Nation” is secure. Nothing is going to destroy it, no matter what others do, say, or think. It will never be taken over by others because it is a “Christian Nation.” Of course, when I say that our nation is a “Christian Nation,” I am not talking about America. America is not now, nor has it ever been a “Christian” nation. There are a lot of Christians here, and it was founded upon Christian principles, but it is not God’s Christian Nation in the Bible sense. I love America. I am proud to be an American. But God’s nation is the church. Read carefully the following verse: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance (Psalm 33:12). What “nation” has God “chosen” to be His “own inheritance?” The apostle Peter answered that question in his first letter to Christians. Observe carefully his statement in 1 Peter 2:9;
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
Therefore, God’s “Nation” is the church. In sports we have the Alabama Nation, Auburn Nation, LSU Nation, Georgia Nation, etc. And there is also the Christian Nation composed of Christians all over the world. Christians are a “nation” or “community” of believers. And faithful Christians, God’s spiritual nation, will never be CONDEMNED. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1). We will never be DEFEATED. We are “more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). We will never be FORSAKEN. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). The salvation of our “nation” is secure because we are “in Christ” (Galatians 3:26-29). Our Nation’s Security is safe with Him. Thank God for Jesus! (2 Cor. 9:15).