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Exalting Christ Among the Nations

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November 21, 2021 6:00 pm

Exalting Christ Among the Nations

Beacon Baptist / Gregory N. Barkman

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November 21, 2021 6:00 pm

Pastor Greg Barkman speaks from this Old Testament text of Christ's supremacy among the nations.

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To those of the day that we designate is harvest the third cylinder November. We have had a harvest day every year since the beginning of our church in 1973 at the beginning he didn't have quite the same purpose that it carries today in 1973 we just couldn't wait to get to the end of the year to celebrate the passing of of time and God's blessing, so we had 1/2 year anniversary for the founding of our church and then we had the year annual anniversary in 1974. It wasn't long until we got started into this faith promise missions program which we have carried on for many years and we started designating the third Sunday of November as harvest day the day when we begin to receive our faith promise missions, cards, and we been doing that now. Ever since that time. These cards are designed to be used by the people of God to help us grow in the grace of giving. I think about the words of the apostle Paul in second Corinthians chapter 8 he told us that that is one of the areas that we ought to be growing in and like all of the areas of growth unless we are aware of our need and are endeavoring to do it.

We probably will not make much progress. Paul said in verse seven of second Corinthians 8, but as you abound in everything. Talking about the Corinthian church in the good things that were developing among them, as you abound in everything in faith and speech and knowledge in all diligence in your love for us see that you abound in this grace also of this grace is the context will make players read the preceding verses is the grace of giving is that you're doing pretty well in a lot of areas you're doing. Not quite as well. In this particular area. So let's give it some effort. Let's give it some attention, but grow in the grace of giving along with growing in your knowledge of God's word in your efforts to serve the Lord in various ways. So this card is primarily to help the people of God to do exactly that is no place on here for your name. There are some things for you to consider their three areas three boxes to check and they have a priority to the first one has to do with your giving to the support of his local church and if you are ready to make that commitment or have already done so, and want to continue that for the new year than please check that first box the second box has to do with our faith promise missions program which is beyond giving for the cause of missions in our budget and are giving to the church in general fund every month we take 10% of what comes in to the general fund and transfer that into our missions account. So if you are supporting the church you are supporting the missions program of the church, but in order to enlarge in order to expand in order to do more for the cause of missions began a number of years ago, challenging people to endeavor to do more and that's the second box, and as you pray about that. If you believe the Lord leads you to give more so much a week or so much a month to the cause of missions and check that box feel that input the amount in and turn the card and because this is how we make our missions budget we really do need the numbers don't need your name, but we do need what you are intending to do so we can put our missions budget together for the new year and the final box has to do with building fund actually added that years ago when we were in a building project in you responded to that the project was over we left it there. We don't emphasize that to the same extent that we do missions but it's very helpful in some people feel a lot of the Lord to add that as well and so we have for the last. I forget how many years now every time we've done the expansion we have done so without any borrowing done it with cash on hand and will continue to do that. Lord willing, most of you are not aware but the pastors and deacons for quite a bit of time a few months ago considering whether this was or was not the time to launch into the building of a gymnasium of family life Center rather expensive project we decided this was not the right time would hold off on land and put that on the back burner, but our intention was if we move forward with that to do so on a cash pay as you go basis that would be a big project that we can only do that because of your faithful giving, but you have been giving faithfully but also a building of this size facility of the size and this age has a lot of maintenance projects and more than we can comfortably handle in our regular budget and so when projects come along that exceed what we have in our budget we draw out of the building fund we've already done that this year I think you are thankful to the Lord for the not only the good facilities that he's given us. But the good care of the facilities that enables us to do that requires good people who are watching after things, but also requires money, so we have new gutters because of that we have a newly painted gazebo and fence of the playground because of that we have other things we've done this year because the money was there and we want to keep everything in good order so that's what you'll find. And as you commit that to the Lord to decide what he would have you to do than please fill out the card and drop it in the box as I'll be doing after the service today and I pray that you will join me in that and that will let a little time go by to give everybody plenty of time to consider this into signature cards. It will take the totals and make our budget missions budget for 2022.

Harvest day and also harvest day. It is our custom to preach on the text that we've chosen for our missions month theme and every year we try to choose a text that will be appropriate and this year we chose Psalm 4610. Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth that our theme is exalting Christ among the nations, and that the text which we have chosen and today is the day to expound upon that text were going to examine this text in two parts. First, the context and secondly the text. Context is always important, but I think in this particular text.

It is unusually important.

I don't think we can really understand what Psalm 4610 is telling us accurately understand it unless we understand the context context is generally the surrounding verses and in this case that will be the main part of the context of work a step back, even a little further beyond that and consider the historical background because even though the exact event is not named, and therefore we have to speculate as to what the psalmist has in mind is very evident in Psalm 46 that the psalmist has some historical event in mind something of an amazing nature that God has done for his people, and he's pointing people to look at that examine this look at this. See what God is done, behold the works of the Lord. And so the question is what works exactly does the psalmist have in mind is this just a general statement about all the things that God has done and of course there are many many things that is possible that the general statement, but there does seem to be something particular in the mind of the psalmist when he says that so were trying to figure out what would be the most appropriate time in Israel's history that would fit into the meaning of the song and most commentators think it is probably the time the God destroyed so the neck, ribs, Army, remember that the fullest record of it is found in two chapters in the book of Isaiah Isaiah chapter 36 and 37. This was a difficult time for the nation of Israel. Actually the nation of Judah. Hezekiah was king of Judah at this time is around 700 BC.

Hezekiah was a good king a godly king who endeavored to please the Lord, and to lead the children of Israel.

The children of Judah to be specific in the ways of the Lord, but his nation was weak, much weaker than it had been in days gone by the glory days of David and Solomon were way in the past. Nothing like that had been true of them for a long time Israel had been divided into two kingdoms.

As you know, the northern kingdom 10 tribes of southern kingdom to tribes. The northern kingdom was really in trouble at this time in the southern kingdom was now suffering because the northern kingdom could no longer provide a bulwark against enemies the world around them.

In Isaiah 36 we read about the great Emperor so neck around who was the Emperor of Assyria capital in Damascus who came up against Israel and actually captured a number of the cities of Judah and issued a very public challenge to the people of Israel sent his messengers to tell them to announce to them publicly and loudly.

That's an accurate planned to conquer Jerusalem. They might as well just give up and not fight because there was no use for them to fight because as these messengers said it's clear the God of Israel has not defended you the gods of the other nations have not protected them all the other nations, we have conquered appeal to their gods and we conquered them and we threw all their gods into the fire and burned.

I don't think they were going to do that to the God of Israel, but denigrated they were boasting like this. We have conquered the other nations, we have conquered their gods and work that I do the same thing to you the representatives of Hezekiah said do talk in Hebrew, the people can understand that. Talk at Aramaic we can understand that the other people don't.

We don't want everybody to hear what you're saying to be frightened by they said not on your life working to save this as loudly as we can indicate so that everybody could understand and they made their boast and they insulted the God of Israel, and it looked like the end for Judah godly king Hezekiah took their letter went to the temple spread it out before the Lord as if to say, God, you read this God of course do what it said but God here it is. Here's what he has said, here's what they had said the Lord God. We need help. We are weak.

You are strong.

God, they have insulted you, but your name is great and your audit is under attack.

We are pleading with you to come to our aid, not simply for our own benefit though we certainly hope you'll do that, but for your own honor and glory so that your name will not be defamed in this world as it has been now in Isaiah the prophet was sent to Hezekiah to say don't worry, God's gonna take care of this and the next day the woke up in Jerusalem.

The Bible tells us that they looked out and everybody was dead. Verse 36 then the angel shall chapter 37 then the angel of the Lord went out and killed in the camp of the Assyrians 185,001. The people arose in the morning, there were the corpses all dad Sosa neck rib, king of Assyria departed and went away and returned home and remained at Nineveh and it wasn't long till he was killed and replaced on his throne know that no doubt is what is in the background of some six these days of Hezekiah the king a foe came against Judah. There seem to be an invincible flow, one that could not be defeated that forming a blasphemous boast that they were going to not only destroy Judah, but they were going to dishonor Judah's God that boast came to a humiliating defeat as God undertook came to the rescue.

God did what only God can do.

And so in one night. An army of 185,000 men. And so neck up rib when limping back home without the power to carry out his threats. That's the background that we look at the sole sum if you are an outline could be easily divided into three parts, and you can see those parts were you find the word Selah common word to be found in the Psalms you read the first three verses and then you read Selah read the next seven verses and you read Selah and read the next four verses down to verse 11. Then you read the word Selah everybody knows the seal is in the Psalms. Almost nobody knows what it means. In fact I would say nobody really knows for sure what it means, but on more likely than anything else. It is a musical notation that indicates an interlude Psalms were to be so. This was Israel's hymnbook. This was their worship.

The Psalms were silent when they went to the temple and they were sung in their homes, but particularly when they went to the temple and there were choir there were orchestras accompanying the singing of the Psalms and the Selah was no doubt a time when the singers would stop in an interlude would play and that was a time to reflect on what you have just heard so mean something like pause and reflect, and you see throughout. Three of those C laws and that divides the Psalm into three parts. Part one confidence in God versus one, two and three part to the presence of God in verses four through seven and part three submission to God. Verses eight through 11 confidence in God. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble.

Who made that verse famous you know don't you Martin Luther that was a text for a mighty Fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing. Martin Luther got so enthralled with the theme of the somebody never really got beyond verse one.

He just camp down there and wrote his him on verse one.

God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. It talks about God's protecting power mighty Fortress talks about Israel's believing response. Therefore, verse two, we will not fear writes the Psalms.

Now the psalmist of this case is definitely not David was we could be talking about this situation was so neck rib in the days of King Hezekiah the heading tells us that it is a Psalm of the sons of Cora and there are number of the Psalms that are attributed to the sons of Cora. They were a segment of the tribe of Levi that served in the temple.

They were musicians they were poets they were psalmists and one or more of them composed this Psalm many years after David.

We also read in the heading that it is a Psalm for alum authors and other musical notation that means a song to be song by the young women, like our choirs. To date, we we heard this morning as our choir sang there was one verse that the lady said that there was another verse that the men side. Then there was another verse of the ladies and men sang together. They did the same thing in the days of the psalmist and so this Psalm was a Psalm to be song by the ladies choir. I've looked at that and said that doesn't sound like Jean Fortress is our God. You would've thought this would have been signed by the men in the basin song by the ladies choir. Mighty Fortress is our God. That's Israel's believing response to God's protecting power and Israel's unwavering faith in the years to come. As indicated here. Therefore we will not fear even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea, though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling. These are poetic ways of saying, think of the very worst calamity that you can possibly imagine and have faith in God that even that will not overcome the people of God because that is not greater than the power of our God, mighty Fortress is our God.

So things get so back so bad that the earth is moved that the mountains are shaken. We've not seen that we may have felt the Trumbull little bit.

We haven't seen mountains moved and shaken. That hasn't happened to any of us in our lifetime. But even if the day should come that that should happen.

What we will not fear that were going to feel like fearing ardently. Wow, that will fill our hearts full of fear unless we are looking to God, remembering his promises. Remembering that our God is a mighty Fortress that he is our protector and as we reflect upon that and live in the light of that let's the key isn't it if we could just live according to the knowledge we know if we could just apply to our lives. The things we know from the word of God, how much more God honoring we would be how much more effective. We would be so the psalmist I guess optimistically says this is our result. This is our response to God's protecting power, we will not fear. Now we will not fear no matter what happens. Confidence in God that he makes a little more personal.

Verses four through seven because he reminds the people of God that God is close to them. God is with them. God's not far away in the heavens, but God though he is in heaven is far away. But God is also very near to his people. There is a river whose stream shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the most high God is in the midst of her in Jerusalem where they were and she the mountain upon which Jerusalem is built.

She shall not be moved. God shall help her adjusted break of day.

The presence of God.

God is with his people.

I think is a contrast in the preceding verses about the calamities that could overtake people. There was reference to the oceans, roaring the ocean waves, oceans floods, we will see if we haven't experienced we see on television.

Visions of ocean waves.

A tsunami with a rushing wave 20, 30 feet high that comes roaring over the coast of just decimates everything in its path low a river that doesn't seem very very equal to the threat. Mighty ocean waves are the threat what we have just river a little river. But what a river is river is the presence of God.

This river is the grace of God. God's ways are not our ways. God's rescue was often seemingly small and quiet. But it's always effective. Low a river in God is in the midst of this, God is in the midst of Jerusalem.

God is in the midst of his mounted God is there and it shall not be shaken because God is there see that little stream as it looks like to us that little stream because God is in that street that little stream is more mighty than the ocean waves that were roaring and threatening and caused you to fear, don't you fear because there is a river that river is God Almighty and that river is the grace of God that is being poured out of an abundance to all of his people. God is with these people. God protects his people and therefore we come to the third part of the Psalm submission to God. In verses eight through 11 come behold the works of the Lord was made. Desolation's and the earth. He makes war ceased to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow he cuts the spear into he burns the chariot in the fire. We still know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth the Lord of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge.

This submission to God, begins with a careful examination of the visible evidence, behold the works of the Lord don't deny the obvious conclusion he did this, what we talking about the people of Jerusalem, fearful and trembling about the enemy that was threatening against them got up one morning and they looked out over the bulwarks of the of the walls of Jerusalem and they saw 185,000 corpses. Yes, who could have done this though I have done this God, not else. Nothing else did it come see the works of the Lord, take a look at the evidence all around you. That's the challenge of careful examination of the visible evidence and will be so foolish as to deny the obvious conclusion God did it. God is at work.

God is powerful. God is my dear, that the enemy, then any force that could come against us. So after the careful examination. We have an honest report does those who examine the evidence, and report in verses eight and nine, and what they have seen in the appropriate response to all of that is our text for this morning. The still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth, so that context behind us now. Let's take a closer look at the text in verse 10, which I read again. Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. I see three things in this text, number one, something to abandon number two, something to acknowledge and number three.

Something to anticipate something to abandon. Be still or it could be translated cease striving, some people think those words are addressed to the Gentile nations around Israel. You take a look at what God did to select Arabs Army list and stop your striving you. Be still, you desist, you lay down your weapons of warfare against God and his people you surrender to your rightful ruler opposition is futile.

Look examine what God has done and in the light of that, stop your opposition to Almighty God, something to abandon but it seems to me that in the context it is more likely's address to the people of God people of God stop your agitation abandon that your worries, your fretting your fears, your restlessness, your carnal endeavors calm down, stop it.

Be still and know that God is God, you need not worry for God is greater then your problems God is greater then your potential problems, it's usually the ones that haven't happened yet. The most for careful look what could happen. Look what might happen. Listen to somebody on the radio just recently secular radio programming. They were talking about when they lay in bed, wake up in the morning. Heather mind is filled with anxiety and all the worries and fears which they have and I wanted to say trust the Lord trust the Lord. But anyway, their solution was get up and start moving around. You'll feel better. That was a solution but but we we tend to do that, don't we. We tend to think about not only the things that were facing, but that are already happening with the things that might happen and we are fearful in the light of those things and God's word comes to us and says stop it. Be still, stop worrying, take no thought for tomorrow as Jesus said, stop worrying, no reason for you to doubt God is bigger than your problems.

God is bigger than your fears. Stop worrying. You need not worry. You need not scurry. You need not worry about what may happen for goods because God is in control of all things, and he's greater than all of the problems you need not scurry about trying to take things into your own hands and headed toward this often war that often wore the other thing off as we so often do with our carnal endeavors in order to to take care of the needs and problems of life. Relax, relax. You not honoring the Lord. That way, silently trust in God's saving power be still and know that I'm God requires a song they sing, sometimes based upon this textile thing I love I love that song. Be still and know that I am God. What a wonderful message to to communicate to the people of God by way of music, you need not worry so there's something to abandon abandon your opposition to God is futile. Abandon your worrying and striving and fretting and fearing abandon all that and trust the Lord. Be still and know that he is God something to abandon separately, something to acknowledge these still but it's not just enough to be still what you need to do focus on God.

Be still and know actively know consciously know intentionally know who God is and what he is done. Know that I am God that Jehovah is the one true God, and that passage in Isaiah 36 and 37 we come in chapter 37 to verse 16 oh Lord of hosts. This is in Hezekiah's prayer Lord of host God of Israel, the one who dwells between the cherubim, you are God you will own of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Incline your ear, all Lord and here open your eyes. Oh Lord, and see Jehovah, Yahweh, the God of Israel is the one true God. Be still and know that she is God is the one true God is the Almighty God.

He can do it no one else can do look around hundred 85,000 corpses just like that who did that God did that. Be still and know that Jehovah is God. He is able to do what no one else can do. He is God he is Almighty God. Be still and know that I am God.

He is ultimate God. He is the first cause of everything. He's the one who does what gets done, who did God did it, you can say that about anything I hear people say, well, the devil did that this God used him as his instrument to do that but only if God used them for that. The devil is the unwilling servant of Jehovah who did. Yes the devil did it because he is angry with God is the enemy of God.

He tries to do everything he can to trip God up God just says thank you. You accomplish my purpose.

The devil is so determined. He's got he's going to destroy everything that God is doing why he was so determined to do that that he stirred people up and successfully got them to crucify son of God, and God said thank you.

That's just on time right at the perfect time right on schedule, you crucified my son exactly what he needed to be crucified in order to bear the sins of my people who did it piloted who did it, the Jews did it. Who did it crowds did who did it. The devil did it. Who did it. God the father God Almighty God, the triune God did it. Be still and know that I am God. I am the one who ordains and controls everything in this universe.

Be still and know God, Jehovah is the sovereign ruler. He made it all the Jehovah is a sovereign ruler.

He rules it all. Jehovah is a sovereign ruler, he can't be defeated. He cannot be defeated futile by the attempts of people to defeat him.

So that's something to acknowledge. You need to understand that and know that in live in the light of that, and then there's something to anticipate in our text.

God says I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Something to anticipate his universal rule when we pray the model prayers. I hope you do from time to time, we pray, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We know that in heaven there is no one or nothing there but does God's will perfectly perfectly exactly as God would have it done. It's not that way on earth is it I don't need to convince you of that. It's not that way on earth is not that way all around us.

It's not that way in our nation is not that way. In any nation. It's not even that way in our hearts, even those of us were trusting Christ.

Nevertheless, rise up those remnants of the damning sinfulness it from time to time.

Still stray away from God and his will is not done perfectly in our lives at all times, but the day is coming when it will be.

We pray for that.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in my life and my heart always, always, always, your perfect will and nothing else, nothing less. Always, always, always, your perfect will. In this world that day is coming and hasn't come yet but it's coming the day of universal rule the day of universal righteousness. When all sin will be banished and no more be present.

The day of universal peace because all of God's foes are vanquished because everything that is done in the world of that day will be just because all sin is gone.

Look at the injustices in our world and the consular problems don't they. These people rise up against this injustice overlooking others in these people rise up against other injustices overlooking these. I wonder present railing against this injustice. Another group is really a guess that injustices if we can somehow fix these things if we just would wrong wrong you can't, won't it say on as long as their sale of the human heart as long as their sale in your heart and my heart and everybody else's heart we can have perfect justice. We can't in perfect peace.

We can't have perfect righteousness but that days coming Jehovah said so Jehovah said so.

I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth. The day is coming when there will be universal worship, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father. The day is coming when Christ will be exalted to his rightful place among the nations. As we read in Isaiah 11 nine. Righteousness shall be the belt of his loins, and faithfulness the belt of his waist, they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the war Lord as the waters cover the sea and you find any place where the ocean is with his new ocean water. Of course not. That day we find any place with the knowledge of the Lord will not be completed in full and permeating in and controlling everything of course not. That day is coming. That day is coming. What a wonderful proclamation. That's what we read, supply this quickly if we applied this truth to the people of the psalmist day we would say to Israel when all looks hopeless.

Trusting him rest in him.

Be still and know that I am God.

It's hard to do as a turned and tossed on their beds that night with the mighty arm use inaccurate surrounding the walls of Jerusalem. He still and know that I am God. They get up the next day they hold their own dead corpses and I lost all my sleep. I told you these still no God is God with all looks hopeless. Trusting him and arresting him, we could say to the nations around Israel that day when all looks fortuitous like it looked us in equity was king of the guilt he was kidding basically of the universe of his day. He was conquering nation after nation. He was getting ready to capture Jerusalem all everything looks favorable to him, but there is a neck rub while you have opportunity cease your hostilities against his God submit to Jehovah before it's too late because the day will come in is coming quicker than you think it'll be too late in the next day's army was dead and a few days later he was dead. So what we say about our text to the people of our day will to believers trust in him rest in him. Are you facing illness, be still and know that he is God he is. Are you worried about covert. Be still and know that he is God you struggling with her finances. Be still and know God is God. He knows never Jesus set your heavenly father knows you have need of all these things to stop worrying. Be still and know that God is God you look at the declining culture all around us all. It has declined.

Certainly, over my lifetime. Be still and know that God's got nothing's happened in America. Not only that he's not aware of, but that yes he appointed for his purposes. He is sovereign ruler. Be still no God is good. We talk you hear the phrase have I biblical worldview. What is that mean that means you gotta view everything this world through the lens of the Bible, the God is a sovereign God that everything that takes place in this world is according to his appointed plan and even though we don't understand what he's doing whatever is being done. Whatever happens, he's doing it. He's behind it. He's bringing it to accomplish his purposes. Finally, and ultimately in so view everything and that lips that's a quick thought they'll description of a legal worldview, but just view it's this text. It's this text. Be still and know that God is God. That's a biblical worldview about his sis think as you can state to the unbeliever in our day. Stop your folly.

Surrender your worldview, which is opposite the biblical worldview stop propping up yourself with these things that are so foolish. There is no God. The world just happened. It came into being by chance, it just was an explosion out there in space somewhere in here we are billions of years later and I hang onto that and for that reason I don't need to believe in God will help foolish you are, stop it, stop at DCS to desist your file like this says sterilized leases ignoring the it's it's all around you. The rest of God. These six your foolish unbelief and surrendered to him.

Be still no God is God and if we apply our text to the great commission will be something like this universal worship is the goal God is going to be worshiped everywhere in the jungles of South of America in the deserts of northern Africa and the teeming multitudes of the far east in the bleak regions of the Arctic. Every place in this world where there are people God is going to be worshiped. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Universal worship is the goal and believing participation is the program will I mean by that that means that we get involved in proclaiming the gospel of Christ, which is going to be used by God to in his perfect time bring all the nations of the world under his dominion, and to think that we have the privilege of being involved in that God doesn't need partners for.

I got to thinking about that are made got killed.

All in one night. God didn't use their soldiers that time but you know throughout the history of Israel.

More times than not he did. He said send your armies out and I'll give you the victory. So it's whatever God tells us to do we follow his instructions. Sometimes, he says. Just watch and see what I will do march up to the Red Sea, and you strike it in the waters part. There wasn't much you could have done to make that happen. But now, if you don't walk across you not going to get to the other side.

So now here's your part. Obey the Lord and walk through the path that he is made and believing participation. Whatever God tells us to do. He will be exalted among the nations.

How is that going to happen by his church, sending the gospel by missionaries going with the gospel by church members giving the missionaries might go by church members praying that God will bless them and cause the word to run swiftly and as that goes on the day is coming when he will be exalted among the nations.

He will be honored throughout the whole guarantee victory is the result. God will subdue all hearts to his rightful rule he will either subdue them as they come with changed hearts to him and saving faith, or he will contain them as they refused to bow but they will bow and every knee shall bow to me, but the day is coming when he will subdue all hearts to his rightful rule. So what's our part, we need to do what we can to make his name renowned in all the earth.

That's the goal. So I only wish we had done to participate in this. We stand before him someday and he has redeemed us by his grace. He has included us with in his great company of people there. We are looking in his David Livingstone and hears of William Carrion here are people who have given their lives to make this happen and we were too busy with the pursuits of life to get involved in this were we not hang our heads in shame.

Busy. Do your part B still does not mean be disengaged, means engaging faith not in worry not in doubt not a carnal endeavor. It means get engaged in the way the God tells us to his ways, his instructions, his promise get involved and be a part of this great proclamation. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted. Let's pray father to you be all the honor and glory and power for it belongs to you, Lord Jesus Christ to you. The exaltation honor for it belongs to you to also Lord we bow in grateful praise for you have rescued us out of sin and misery and made us your own.

Yes, oh Lord help us to be a part of this great endeavor. As we ask in Jesus name, amen

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