Since September’s Referendum we have seen a real mobilisation of the independence movement and the implementation of further devolution powers on the back of the Smith Commission.
Separatism is enjoying dangerous levels of support, it has to be said and the Scottish push for independence has woken up the giant problem of English nationalists, who number in the millions.
The UK faces a very real danger of being torn apart by these separatist and republican forces.
So what can be done to avert this threat?
The Word of God does not leave us devoid of answers. I want you to consider a couple of scripture passages that, when applied, may provide a spiritual antidote to the poison of separatism and republicanism that is infecting so many.
Hear, O Israel: YHWH our God is one YHWH. DEUTERONOMY 6:4
This verse teaches us that YHWH, the God of Israel, is one YHWH. He is not numerous YHWHs nor is He a divided YHWH. He is a unified whole. He is One. There is no division in Him.
The essence of YHWH is oneness, unity, wholeness.
There is no double-mindedness in God.
Interestingly, this verse is in a chapter which is all about obtaining and walking in national blessing.
Verse 5 tells us we are to love YHWH our God with all our heart and soul and might. Jesus cited this as the greatest commandment in the Law (Mark 12:28-31).
We must know that YHWH is One; He is not many nor is He divided. And our response to this is to love Him with all that is in us.
Now it is absolutely vital to see that understanding this Oneness of YHWH and His unifying, uniting Presence is key to knowing Him and walking in His blessing.
In terms of the United Kingdom, we could say that the Union best epitomises YHWH as One for He is not divided nor of multiple parts. This is why a federal union is not what the UK is about. The UK is one nation, not several. It is one kingdom, not many. Lack of understanding the Union is largely responsible for its becoming endangered. The threat to the Union is not really from separatists who oppose it as much as “Unionists” who miscomprehend its essential oneness.
What God has made One, man is not allowed to divide asunder.
This applies to nations as well as married couples.
This is why the most important question about the Union is: Is it of God? Did He ordain the Union we live under in the UK? What you have to understand is that the burden of proof here lies with those who say no to this question. Those of us who believe the United Kingdom is a God-ordained Union need not prove it. Those who say otherwise must prove it, particularly if they name the Name of Christ. To seek to effect change without 100% certainty you are not opposing the will of God is folly of the most astounding kind. Your thoughts and opinions, your political views and nationalist sentiments – none of these matter if they are against the will and purpose of God.
And it must be said, when you have a revelation that YHWH is one, how then can you bring separation, division and disunity to the nation you live in?
For those who are not infected by the poison of division, another scripture passage holds the key to bring unity to a divided people. It is found in Numbers Chapter 6 and is commonly known as the Aaronic Blessing:-
And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, YHWH bless thee, and keep thee: YHWH make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: YHWH lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them. NUMBERS 6:22-27
We see here that this Blessing, still used in many Christian churches today as a Benediction, is a means of getting The Divine Name of YHWH upon the people. Remember that YHWH is One. He is not many, nor is He divided.
So true unity, which is oneness, comes by and through The Name of YHWH.
The key to unity in our British Isles is for all to come under The Sacred Name.
Jesus Himself taught that the key to Oneness comes through the Name of YHWH, His Father.
In John chapter 17, The Master said that He had manifested His Father’s Name to the men that The Father gave Him. He then went on to pray for the Oneness of all believers and made this startling statement:-
Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. JOHN 17:11
Being kept in The Name is the key to unity.
Small wonder that in these British Isles we have seen unity crumble at the same time we have seen a drifting away from the things of God.
If you want unity once more in these islands, then the key is to spesk The Name of The One YHWH over the peoples!
Hear, O Israel Britain – YHWH our God is One YHWH!