Too many people are fighting against God’s nation! The only holy nation is the kingdom of God. Jesus said that it “comes without observation” and “is within you.” That invisible nation is manifested wherever the will of God is being done on earth.
God’s will isn’t always done. He doesn’t will evil. He doesn’t will rebellion against Himself. His will is that not any “should perish, but all come to repentance.” Although universal repentance is God’s will, the Bible shows us that many people will never repent and will be eternally separated from God. The kingdom of God requires that a human being allow the active, living presence of King Jesus to freely work, rule, and reign in and through a person’s individual life.
Human nature doesn’t want to be anyone’s “possession” (not even God’s) because “possession” means control and we humans don’t want to give up control. That’s why it takes great self-denial to surrender to the Lordship of the living Jesus. Many are called to “deny themselves” but few follow that call.