Let’s validate the 3000 years of Judeo/Christian heritage that has built the foundations of Western Civilisation. From the two trees in the Garden with metaphorical names there has been, and continues today, a battle between Order and Disorder. One tree represents Order with God at the helm and the other tree represents Disorder with man running his own show under the destructive influence of that deceiver of the whole world, Satan. Around 1450 BC God established nations thro…ugh Abraham and his two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. This is where the clock started for the Judeo/Christian heritage of nations. The battle ground between Order and Disorder has then been mapped out through the history of Israel with the 10 Commandments given as the foundation of a healthy society.
In Isaiah 9 the prophet correctly informs us that for the future of the world the government and peace increasingly and ultimately falls on Jesus, and that of his government there will be no end. While the rebellion between good and evil rages on no man or nation can overcome the final outcome when Jesus will return to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19). The nature of the battle between Order and Disorder shifts gears with the life, death and resurrection of Jesus when it changed from LAW to GRACE. The church was then charged with the responsibility to take the Kingdom of God to the ends of the earth (Luke 24 and Acts 1).
We see this outworking with St Paul taking the Gospel to Europe where Roman and Greek civilisation were surpassed by the emerging western civilisation that was progressively built on the construct of the bible (read: The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization by Vishal Mangalwadi).
Christianity continued its westward growth from Jerusalem based on the foundations of the Apostles and Prophets (Eph 2:20) to Europe, Africa and India. From Europe it crossed the Atlantic to the Americas and then on to Asia. This is the current front line of the Judeo/Christian heritage of nations with massive revival in China and across Asia – now moving to Australia. From Asia plans are already in place under the unction of the Holy Spirit to take the western movement of the Gospel back to Jerusalem. The wars and rumours of wars and increase of wickedness that we see in our day were precisely predicted by Jesus in Matthew 24 preparatory to his return in Matt 24:30.
So here is the final message: turn your hearts to Jesus now before it is too late. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this (Isaiah 9:6-7).