This is a short 12-minute video on why I have hope for nations coming into the Kingdom. The warfare over the USA book is intense right now. This will give a totally different perspective from God’s word and a foundation to become a Seer-and-Doer yourself. The verses I used are listed below the video.

Note: Harold Eberle is a friend who gave a great teaching at his summer conference on dealing with the false doctrine of ultimate reconciliation (Everyone eventually gets saved). You will run into liberal theology occasionally and Harold does a great job of explaining the Biblical context for God’s true nature (90 min). Link here.

Light to the nations

Isa. 42:6-7 – “I am the Lord, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations,  To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison. NASU

Isa. 60:1-3 – “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.  3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. NIV

Matt. 5:14-16 – “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.  NIV

John 12:35-36 – Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. 36 Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.”

1 Thess. 5:5-6 – You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.  NIV

Luke 2:28-32 – Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.”  NIV

John 8:12 – When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” NIV

Acts 13:47 – For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'”  NIV

Isa. 51:4 – “Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nation: The law will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations. NIV


Cutting room floor

Gen 6… Giants – still present after the flood, after tower of Babel, and in Canaan (Joshua)

Deut 32:8-9 – When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of men, he fixed the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. 9 For the Lord’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage.  RSV

Acts 4:25-26 – “‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?  The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One.’ NIV

Rev 11:15 –  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. KJV

Gal 3:8 – The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”NIV… sons

Rom 4:17-18 – As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed — the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.  18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be. NIV

Rev 1:5 – from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. NIV

Rev 21:24-27 – The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. NIV

Rev 15:4 – All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”  NIV

Rev 2:26 – To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— NIV

Rom 16:25-26 – according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him NIV

Rom 4:18 – Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.NIV

Luke 24:46-48 – He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. NIV

Mark 13:9-11 – On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. NIV

Mark 11:17 – And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: “‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’?  NIV

Matt 28:19 – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, NIV

Matt 12:18-21- “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. 19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory.  21 In his name the nations will put their hope.”  NIV

Ps 102:15 – The nations will fear the name of the Lord, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory. NIV

Gen 17:3-6 – Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. 5 No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. NIV

Rev 20:8 – And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. KJV

Rev 20:10 – And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. KJV


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