Nationalism caused World War I and World War II. World War II happened because Hitler could not stand losing the first great war to France.
It's been said history repeats itself. World War III could happen because Russian President Vladmir Putin can't stand the reality of a broken-up Soviet Union. He's got his eyes set on Ukraine for takeover by war, which could cause a cascading effect through Europe.
What is nationalism, really? Nationalism is "a feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries."
There's nothing inherently wrong with loyalty to your nation, but not over the kingdom of God.
Britannica.com reports, "Nationalism not only induces wars but, through the severity of its influence, makes compromise and acceptance of defeat more difficult. It thus tends to prolong the duration and increase the severity of wars."
I heard the Lord say, "Nationalism is going to hit an all-time high as resources become more scarce. Many nations with resources to trade will try to take pole positions and power positions but will demand more than what can be paid."
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Jennifer LeClaire is an internationally recognized author, apostolic-prophetic voice to her generation, and conference speaker. She carries a reforming voice that inspires and challenges believers to pursue intimacy with God, cultivate their spiritual gifts and walk in the fullness of what God has called them to do. Jennifer is contending for awakening in the nations through intercession and spiritual warfare, strong apostolic preaching and practical prophetic teaching that equips the saints for the work of the ministry. Jennifer is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Prayer Hubs prayer movement.
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Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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