Wow. what a powerful thought from Isaiah. I am reading through Isaiah and I come across chapter 53 where it talks about the vicarious sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Here are a few things “He” did from Isaiah 53:12:
- He hath poured out His soul unto death
- He was number with the transgressors
- He bare the sins of many
- He made intercession for the transgressors
Then the chapter following, 54, the prophecy of Jesus Christ dieing in our place and for our sins, basically starts out as a revival. He tells them to sing and enlarge their tents because they are going to break forth on the right hand and the left because their seed is going to inherit the Gentiles (a.k.a. you and me). By the time we get down to verse 5 he says “the God of the whole earth shall he be called.” He is not the God of just America, He doesn’t fit into the little box we made for him, nor is He in the bottle we rub three times and get our wish. He is a worldwide God, the worldwide Creator, the worldwide Redeemer, the worldwide One and Only Way of salvation.
- “For God so loved the world…” (John 3:16)
- “…I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6)
- “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2)
- “…the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
Are we taking the Gospel to the world? Are we getting involved in the largest revival that has ever happened, the salvation of sinners from every tongue, tribe, and nation? What am I doing, what are you doing, to take the “the God of the whole earth” to the whole earth?