Thoughout I heard the Spirit repeat these words over and over many times: "We are not of the nations. We are not of the nations. We are not of the nations."
That's interesting. I can sort of see the logic of that. I also sense that attitude a lot here. As if what happens to people on this earth is of no consequence, or as if we are to be about something bigger.
But is that really how Jesus saw it? Why do you think they killed him? Who here would walk up to our leaders and call them vipers and hypocrites? Who would have the courage, the strength, and the heart to call out evil? Better yet, who could not? Jesus did it and he was about his Father's business. Aren't we supposed to follow him? Maybe eventually we will not be of the nations, but--
"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
I did experience that, just as I described.
The background of the phrase, "We are not of the nations" is it translates, "We are not of the gentiles."
Part of understanding, "We are not of the nations" is to not look at the events of 9/11 from an "American" point of view, but to see it from the heavenlies. It is not about the USA versus Iraq or Afganistan for us. We are called to be a prophetic shepherding many-membered body in the earth, not racists, not nationalists, not denominationalists, but of God Who is the God of all flesh. That doesn't mean we don't care for out native land. We just can't automatically identify with those claiming authority over its inhabitants or see certain events in the light national "authorities" shine on them.
Consider: When Jesus resurrected from the dead Ceasar's seal on the tomb was broken. It seem, since an angel rolled back the stone that had the seal, then it was broken by an angel. I think Jesus was already gone, having passed through the tomb with His immortal body.