All the Nations, in All the Scriptures

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October 7, 2022

"People of God, it's your responsibility, God is saying, to lift up My name to the nations—to all the people of the earth—and when you make a mess of it, I lose fame, God says. Have you ever wondered why God did that? He put his own glory at the stake of us frail, failing humans; He did it over and over and over again. It's the part of the genius of His plan here on planet earth: I want to use My people to spread My name among all nations. I'll do it in the midst of my people." (—Mickey Brubaker, based on Ezekiel 36).

Where did the Great Commission come from? Was the command to disciple all the nations a new idea that Jesus sprang on His followers before ascending to His Father?

At EXPLORE 2022, Mickey Brubaker led us on a fast but heart-stirring survey through the Scriptures, showing us God's heart for all the nations. What the apostles finally began to realize in the book of Acts was central to God's interactions with man ever since the beginning!

And it remains central all the way to the end: "Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof; for thou was slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation (Revelation 5:9). It will come to pass—God says it will! And they'll be gathered around the throne from every nation they will see who He is. We have a job. We get to join the God of the universe in this task of making His name great among the nations. That's our job. That's what we're about. That's what He has called us to.

"Brothers and sisters, could we somehow pick up this vision and say, 'God, I want this to be the core of why and how I live: it's for You, it's for Your name, that Your glory would be spread across the earth from the rising of the sun to the west.'”

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  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10