The Nation Whose God is the Lord

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance, Psalm 33:12. This nation mentioned in this verse is Israel, however, it is not the children of the flesh who are chosen for God’s own inheritance; it is the children of the promise who are regarded as descendants. For this is a word of promise: “At this time I will come, and Sarah will have a son. This son of promise was Isaac, as God said to Abraham, “Through Isaac your descendants shall be named,” Genesis 21:12.

So, my friends, we who believe in Jesus are the children of the promise. We are those chosen for God’s own inheritance. We are the nation whose God is the Lord, not the children of Israel’s flesh, that is, the nation of Israel, not the United States, nor any other nation. We, who are the true descendants of Abraham through faith are the chosen of God, and the true descendants of Abraham.

We are the people referred to in 2 Chronicles 7:13, 14, “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

The true Israel is scattered throughout the earth. There is no physical Christian nation. The United States was, at one time, a nation founded on the principles of the Bible, but that is no longer the case. Through the years it has, for the most part, slowly turned aside from Christian morals and principles. Even so, there are still a few scattered throughout the earth who have not turned aside to the whims of man, for God has kept for Himself a remnant according to His gracious choice.

We who still believe in, and obey, the Lord Jesus Christ are the remnant of God that stands today, heralding the good news of the gospel, and inviting any and all who believe in Jesus Christ to step forth and partake of the divine delicacies with us. Our land, that is, the heavenly places in which we walk, will be healed as we pray and repent of our sins, and regardless of what we may come to endure, we will be more than conquerors through Him who loved us to the uttermost.

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant