Ezekiel 38:23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
If you love God then you will want what He wants. Do you notice what He says that He will do in this verse. He will magnify himself. He will sanctify himself. He will be known in the eyes of many nations.
I can not read this without thinking that I love Him and that I want to do what He wants. I want to magnify Him. I want to lift Him up high and tell all about Him. As you read this today know that I love Him and that I want the world to know about Him.
He is holy and set apart and He will continue to be so. He also will be known.
I want to get involved in world evangelism. I want to work at making Him known. He is my God. He is the only God. He wants to be made known. So since I love Him I want to tell everyone about Him.
That is why Betty and I give sacrificially to faith promise. We give because we love Him. We give because we want to magnify Him. We give because we want Him to be known in the eyes of many nations.
Over the next few hours men will stand and magnify, sanctify, and make known our God all over the world. I have a direct part in supporting those men. I give to support missionaries.
In China a man will stand up and tell atheists and ex-atheists that there is only one God and you can know Him only through the person of Jesus Christ. In Morocco a man will stand in front of ex-Muslims and Muslims and tell them that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and Heaven. In South Africa a man will stand and tell Xhosa people in their own language about the God of the Bible and His Son Jesus Christ. In South America where many are religious but trust in others and other things rather than Jesus men will stand and preach the gospel. In Burkina Faso a man will stand in 100 degree plus heat and tell tribal people about Jesus.
Oh yea! I like it! I want His name to be known. I want the gospel to be preached. I want Him, God, Jesus Christ, to be magnified, sanctified and known all over the world. What about you? What are you doing to make this a reality?