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Christ the Desire of All Nations

And the desire of all nations shall come.  Haggai 2:7

What a beautiful description of our Lord: “the desire of all nations” … Revelation 7 graphically tells us:

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”  And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might, be to our God forever and ever.  Amen.”  Revelation 7:9-12 (NASB)

Let us remember those who are teaching into the nations with the life-changing gospel.  God says in Psalm 2:

Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.  Psalm 2:8 (ESV)

Isaiah 56:7 states:

…these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer.  Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.  Isaiah 56:7 (NIV)

May the nations know the One who is the Desire of All Nations!  God’s heart is for nations.

Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvellous deeds among all peoples.  Psalm 96:3 (NIVUK)

Clap your hands, all you nations;
shout to God with cries of joy.  Psalm 47:1 (NIVUK)

God be gracious to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us – Selah.
That Your way may be known on the earth,
Your salvation among all nations.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy…  Psalm 67:1-4 (NASB)

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV)

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