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Title: Rebuilding a Nation


1
Rebuilding a Nation
  • From the Ground Up

2
and the Rock was Christ I Corinthians 104
  • The stone that the builders rejected
  • has become the cornerstone
  • This is the LORDs doing
  • and it is marvelous in our eyes.
  • This is the day that the LORD has made
  • let us rejoice and be glad in it.
  • Save us, we pray, O LORD!
  • O LORD, grant us success!
  • Psalm 11822-25

3
The Origins of Nations
  • Family
  • The fundamental unit of society
  • Honour thy father and thy mother
  • that thy days may be long upon the land which
    the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Ex 2012)
  • Community
  • Mutual support and protection
  • Nation
  • Cultural, linguistic group

4
Types of Nations
  • Tribalsubsistence level
  • Expansionistconquering, empire building
  • Ideological, religious
  • DemocraticModern
  • Greek, Roman and Biblical foundations

5
Why Nations Matter to God
  • Spread the Image of God on the earth
  • And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be
    fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,
    and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of
    the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over
    every living thing that moveth upon the
    earth. Genesis 128
  • Enrich the Kingdom of Heaven
  • And the nations of them which are saved shall
    walk in the light of it and the kings of the
    earth do bring their glory and honour into
    it. Revelation 2124

6
The Glory of the Nations
  • Eternity in Their Hearts
  • There is something in every culture that points
    to Godwe must find out what it is
  • Every good gift and every perfect gift is from
    above, and cometh down from the Father of lights,
    with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of
    turning. James 117
  • Find the convergences
  • Authorityfrom God, Rom. 131-7, 1Pet. 213-17
  • Justicethe heart of God, Ps. 8914, Pr. 213
  • HonorRom. 129, 1Pet. 217

7
The Darkness of the Nations
  • The broken Image of God
  • Understand the sins and corruption
  • Embrace the history

8
Biblical Imperatives
  • Authority, Justice and Honor
  • Fundamental equality of all men
  • Rule of law
  • The laborer is worthy of his hire
  • The inheritance of Godthe land
  • Protect the weakthe widows and orphans
  • Feed the hungry
  • Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor

9
Worldview
  • The filter through which we view everything
  • Cultural and ideological
  • To be transformed by Christ
  • New culture
  • New perspective

10
Ready to Respond
  • As servantsready when the requests come
  • In humility and repentance
  • Trusting in God alone, Ps 207
  • Trained and equipped
  • For short-term crisis
  • For long-term building

11
All Areas of Life
  • Political and legal foundations
  • Righteous laws
  • Public security
  • National defense
  • International relations

12
All Areas of Life
  • Economy
  • Infrastructure
  • Agriculture
  • Natural resource preservation and development
  • Manufacturing
  • Commerce

13
All Areas of Life
  • Society
  • Public morality
  • Family life
  • Public health and welfare
  • Cultural institutions
  • Education
  • Religion and faith

14
The Strategy
  • Preparation
  • Research and synthesis
  • Build a network
  • Training
  • To provide the Biblical foundations, worldview
  • Multi-level
  • Residential and non-residential
  • On going

15
The Strategy
  • Equipping
  • Knowledge
  • Materials
  • Tactics
  • Team building
  • Members from same or different professions
  • Work and pray together
  • Be ready together

16
The Strategy
  • Placement
  • In professions, trades and industries
  • In companies able to respond
  • In government positions
  • In non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • In locations

17
The Strategy
  • Teams and individuals trained, ready to respond
  • Answer the call
  • Serve in love to rebuild
  • Share the love of Jesus Christ by deeds
  • And, from time to time, by word

18
The Long-Term Work
  • Establish a self-replicating, healthy indigenous
    Church as the pillar and ground of truth (1Tim
    315)
  • Establish Christ-based educational institutions
  • Train the people on Biblical foundations
  • Government
  • Business and commerce
  • Family life

19
The Ultimate Objective
  • A self-replicating North Korean church movement
    with sound theology and ecclesiology
  • A new nation built on Christian principles
  • A new society and culture based on and expressing
    a Christian world view, values and principles
  • A nation, empowered by the Holy Spirit, an
    example of His transforming power, moving out to
    change the world

20
Realizing the Strategy
  • The greatest needPrayer
  • The Fourth River Project
  • Research
  • Connections
  • Developing curriculum and materials
  • Organizing teams
  • The Three Seas Center
  • Residential and non-residential training
  • Strategic headquarters

21
What YOU can do
  • Pray
  • Provide
  • Participate
  • Propagate
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