Post 122 / The Next Language

Nations Rejoicing

[Deu 32:43 KJV] 43 Rejoice, O ye nations, [with] his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, [and] to his people.

[Luk 2:10 KJV] 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

It is entirely appropriate in this season and predictable that the angel and the heavenly “host” should show up to the lowliest of the Jewish culture (the shepherds) to announce that the Good News was for “all people”.

After Jesus birth Simeon confirms the international scope of the Good News when he identifies and blesses Jesus.

[Luk 2:30-32 KJV] 30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

I have been camped in the last chapters of the Pentateuch for several days. Moses is speaking for the last time to the children of Israel. He knows he is going to die without touching the promised land. In the plains of Moab within view of the promise- across the Jordon from Jericho Moses speaks for God in some of the most compelling rhetoric in the Bible and some of the most foundational truths that are often quoted by the apostles in the age when the Church age would provoke language addressing the true children of Abraham as [Rom 9:6 KJV] For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel: . Addressing the heart and spiritual nature of “circumcision of the heart.”

Moses sets before the survivors of the wilderness wanderings a simple choice- Blessing or Cursing. God knew that man left to his own would eventually descend into the ravages of the curse- most of which were the simple consequences of disobedience and many of which were actually acts of mercy on God’s part to keep the chaos from getting worse and implicating more and more.

Through God’s eyes Moses saw what Israel would choose – and it was not good.

He anticipates the Babylonian captivity and even seems to allude to the destruction of Jerusalem later but seems to hold out that there is always a way back to “today”.

None the less in chapter 30 of Deuteronomy the timeless, all encompassing God living in the eternal present tense meets His people where they are “this day” no less than seven times. [Deu 30:15 KJV] 15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

This was couched in both the present and the prophetic future as a reminder and a promise that those who would return to this documented “this day” would still find blessing. What a God!

In the midst of this gloomy prospect Moses tells the nations to rejoice (see above). In the context this verse is indicating that despite the proffered blessings Israel as a nation would fail and would persecute and kill God’s “servants” and because of that God would judge His people and blessings would spill out to the nations. Paul made much of this in Romans 9, 10, and ll.

God’s intent had been from the very creation in Eden to bless the entire world through the partnership with his own image in man. When that failed he eventually selected Abraham to carry His “seed” and through which to bless the nations. When Israel failed as nation blessers God eventually appeared Himself in the person of Jesus “in the fullness of times” and the heavens broke open with the “Good tidings that would be for all people.”

It is left for us to continue the model of “servant” leadership as our commission extends beyond Christ’s initial commission which was announced so long ago.

God Bless,

Larry DeVilbiss

Global Recordings Network USA

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