You want to read an example of why this world’s governments are — on the whole — such a sham and how we need Christ to return and run this world properly? Read “Analysts: NKorean rocket launch not total failure” about the world’s reaction to North Korea’s rocket launch.
Here is some follow up analysis in the WSJ: “The Song of Kim Jung Il” & “Obama’s NK Reaction: More Talks”. Charles Krauthammer gives his thoughts here in this Fox News Video. My own thoughts? Pathetic. It reminds me of a passage from a Bible I often read from for certain effect, the WIV (that is, the Woefully Inaccurate Version). In this Bible, here is Zechariah 14:16-19, describing Jesus’ response during the millennium when nations of the world refuse to come to Jerusalem to observe the Feast of Tabernacles:
And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, because of them there shall be much discussion, deliberation, and debate — leading to potentially severe wrist slapping.
If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, the LORD shall file a complaint with the United Nations, asking that a “That’s really not nice!” announcement be proclaimed; and the complaint will be properly discussed, yea, even debated. And should the discussion not be postponed for other pressing business, then within 4 to 8 months Egypt will receive (maybe) a shameful finger wagging and, lo, possibly a declaration of Egypt’s having done a “no no.”
This shall be the potential timid chiding of Egypt and the timid chiding of all — or at least a few — of the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
Thankfully, that prophecy reads a good bit differently in most legitimate translations of the Bible.
Wow, do we need the Kingdom of God, or what?