Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. ~ Psalms 2:8
This is God’s truth and promise for you and for me. All we need to do to be mighty for God throughout the nations of this world is to “ask” Him.
Before we can even ask though, we need a vision and a desire for the nations. Many of us have little to no burden or concern, love or interest in the lost of our own country let alone the nations of the world. Our lives tend to focus on ourselves and our immediate family. But if we grow as faithful followers of Jesus Christ, we will begin to see our neighbors through God’s eyes and begin to take pleasure in knowing this generation of all colors and creeds and sharing with them the Gospel.
Jesus loves the nations. We were all created by God, in the image of God (Genesis 5:1-2). I believe that every man living today will one day see that when God made Adam, you were and we really are related to all mankind. According to Genesis 10:32 all the nations come from Noah. And so because Noah is your forefather too, you also have a connection to every single one of the nations. Abraham, who is your spiritual father, is the father of many nations (Genesis 17:4). So you are related also to many nations and each other by the Spirit of God.
We live in the day when no nations are a far off. Anyone can be reached in just a few minutes. Every nation affects another nation. Something happening in the most remote people group can affect many lives in many nations in just a few hours. Even very small countries can shake kingdoms.
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. ~ John 4:35
Lift up your eyes and heart and look on the nations. Love the people. The treasures of heaven are all of the beautiful people of the world. Jesus wants nations, but He wants to bring each one individually of those nations into a relationship with Himself, just like He brought you in, before His return.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. ~ 2 Peter 3:9-10
So go to them now. Love them now. Pray for them now. Ask God to give you the nations now. They can be your possessions – if you so desire.
You can have all that your heart desires: the mountains of Switzerland, the canals and tulip fields of Holland, the manufacturers of China, deserts of the Sahara, the cities of America, paddy fields of Taiwan, the oil wells of the Middle East and Russia, the farms of New Zealand, fisheries of Greenland, coal mines of Wales, the castles of England, fashion houses of France, gemstones of India, the cattle ranches of Argentina and the gold of South Africa.
It can all be yours and it can be mine…because it is HIS! And He says, “Ask of Me!”
Father, today would you give me a greater burden, a clearer vision, and increasing love for the nations of the world and the people that live in each one that You love and died for. Would You show me how to reach those You have called me to reach whether at home, in my community, or across the world. In Jesus Name! Amen!!!