The Messiah for All Nations

There are numerous passages in Holy Scripture that show God’s love for all mankind.  He so loved the world that Jesus was the sacrifice for Jews and Gentiles alike.  Jesus declared that the Gospel must be preached to all nations, and then (after it is preached to all nations) the end (His return for the Church) can come.

(Matthew 24:14 ESVEnglish Standard Version “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”)

One of the temptations we face daily is to judge others based upon their “earth suit” or physical appearance: skin color/shade, grade of hair, size of nose or ears, etc.  All of these external features have little to do with the true person wrapped up in that “earth suit.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. looked forward to a day when we would be “judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin.”  Let us be imitators of God and see others through His eyes of love, pardoning, forgiving, exercising mercy and forgiveness, compassion and patience!  I know I need as much patience as I can get from family and others close to me.  Let us remember that we are all God’s favorite children and that His message is Good News, not bad news.  Exclusion, hatred, prejudice, and racism sound like bad news to me… Enough of that.  Time to grow up people, into the image of our loving Heavenly Father, and we can do that as we develop a daily walk with Jesus Christ as our Lord, Savior and Master.  It is time to Embrace the Nations, not hate them.

Scriptures For Meditation

Isa 42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

Isa 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. {It is…: or, Art thou lighter than that thou shouldest, etc} {preserved: or, desolations}

Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Lu 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Ac 13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Ac 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

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2 Responses to The Messiah for All Nations

  1. Joan Johnson says:

    Thanks be to God that while we were all once sinnners, (aliens, foreigners), Christ died for us.

  2. Leslie says:

    Amen! Good things to remember while we live in this world, though we are not of this world.

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