After all that the Hebrews experienced during Exodus and beyond who would expect these people to break up into separate Nations.
After living 400 years in Egypt the Hebrew people descended from a favored people living in Egypt to a lower slave class. Moses instructed by GOD to confront Pharaoh and secure their freedom. A favorite story from the Bible resulted in their eventual release but freedom came at a cost: for spiritual failure and sin (even Moses was not to enter the Promised Land because of his disobedience), the freed generation wandered for forty years in the wilderness. After all these trials and tribulations when the 12 tribes entered the land lead by Joshua one would think these people would be permanently bound to each other into one indivisible nation; this only lasted for a time. Eventually for many reasons born of human imperfection The United Kingdom of Israel broke into Israel in the north and Judah in the south. Yes even people in direct contact with GOD are flawed. What hope can there be for all the people of the Earth agreeing on what is right and wrong since differences has divided us into so many countries and nations?
The Hebrews became Israel and Judah is it possible for the United States of America to break apart into several separate nations?
1 Kings 12 (ESV)
13 And the king answered the people harshly, and forsaking the counsel that the old men had given him, 14 he spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.” 15 So the king did not listen to the people . . . .
16 And when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, “What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, David.” So Israel went to their tents . . .
You can read all the details concerning the Kingdom dividing into Israel and Judah if you visit the Bible and read 1 Kings 12 for your self.
It was a surprise when The Berlin Wall came down and The Soviet Union Dissolved and also when Britain decided to leave the European Union.
I once believed gradual unification of the entire planet was possible now I am not even sure the United States will always remain united.
If you live long enough life on planet Earth will yield some unexpected events and developments: in my lifetime I never expected the U.S.S.R. (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ruled by Russia) to dissolve. More recently I never expected that the United Kingdom’s people would vote to leave the E.U (European Union). I came to believe the the unity and economic success of The United States of America was so desirable and so emulated that eventually the whole world would imitate us. Looks like I was wrong.
The rise and fall of empires and nations will probably continue until Lord Jesus returns and the transformation to The Kingdom of GOD is accomplished.
There are accounts of Empires ending, the weak rising up and the might falling within the Bible . . . here is an example:
Jeremiah 50:1-46 ESV
The word that the Lord spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet: “Declare among the nations and proclaim, set up a banner and proclaim, conceal it not, and say: ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed. Her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed.’ “For out of the north a nation has come up against her, which shall make her land a desolation, and none shall dwell in it; both man and beast shall flee away. “In those days and in that time, declares the Lord, the people of Israel and the people of Judah shall come together, weeping as they come, and they shall seek the Lord their God. They shall ask the way to Zion, with faces turned toward it, saying, ‘Come, let us join ourselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.’ …