The Desire For All Nations by an All Nations God
My friends in Pensacola just celebrated their 40th year as a missions sending, supporting organization. http://globeintl.org/
They remind me there is a world out there that is on the heart of God. I’ve discovered that people who go to the nations have to be strong, determined people. The founder Ken Sumarall once stated “Determination is a key to faith.”
God has always been an all nations God.
From beginning to end He desires to have a relationship with every person from every tribe, people, tongue and nation. Any viewpoint that is less than His is below God’s passion for the inhabitants of planet earth.
His desire was expressed when he commanded Adam and Eve to multiply and fill the earth.
His desire was also revealed when he told Abraham his seed was to be as the sands of the sea and as the stars in the Universe.
His passion for all peoples continued in the New Testament revealed through His redeeming Son expressed in John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
He is a who so ever God, for a who so ever will believes people.
Jesus expressed His Fathers passion when he upset the religious leaders of His day. They had made the court of the gentiles into a robbers den. His passion overflowed as He literally drove the money-changers from the area with a whip over turning their tables as he went.
The Apostle Peter also revealed the heart of God when he expressed:
He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but (wanting) everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9 NIV)
Lastly, a new song will be written to celebrate God’s passion of the salvation of the who so ever believers at the conclusion of time and at the beginning of eternity …
And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. (Rev 5:9-10 NIV)
He is an outward focused God. Always has been always will be.
What is our purpose? Why do we exist?
Peter says it this way… You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Why should you seek to be an outwardfocused person? Because…
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10 NIV)
Giving away what you have received is more than a fair exchange.