“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14)
This description of the future from the prophet Habakkuk is breathtaking. God desires that all of the peoples of the earth know how glorious He is – as deep and ubiquitous as water is to the sea. The Lord is going to accomplish this purpose so dramatically and definitively that it defies our ability to comprehend. If such a Day could be on the horizon, how can missionary labor in this generation act in agreement with this ultimate mission in His heart? What is the pressing need which must be met in light of this facet of the crisis of the hour? The answer is found in real people going to the ends of the earth and telling the nations how glorious Jesus is.
Not all posts in this section will be directly related to God's purpose for the nations. Some will simply work through the unrelenting biblical testimony that the ultimate purpose of God in all things (creation, redemption, sanctification, judgment, etc.) is His own renown. Thus, whether direct or indirect, the goal is to bind our hearts to the passion of God's heart, so that the glorification of God would ever be the plumb line of all our sending and going.