That All the Earth Might Know
“That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.”
The duty of the believer to spread the Gospel and to show the world of the greatness of God is a great responsibility. Throughout the Scriptures, God makes it clear that He uses people to show His power and deity. God told Joshua that there were three things He wanted all the Earth to know.
First, God wants all the Earth to know His power. God says, “That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty…” Everything that God did for Israel was to show the rest of the world His power. Why would God want the world to know His power? He wants the world to know His power because He wants them to know that He is great enough to save them from their sins.
Second, God wants all the Earth to fear Him. Why do people need to know the mighty power of the LORD? They need to know God’s power so that they will fear Him. Fearing God is not a bad thing, but it is a good thing. It is a good thing because the more you fear God, the more you will do right. A proper fear of God always brings the believer to live a holy life. Holiness is not an option that God wants every person to choose from; rather, He demands that every person lives a holy life.
Third, God wants all the Earth to know His deity. God wanted all the Earth to fear Him “for ever.” God didn’t become God; He has always been God, and will always be God. It is important that the whole Earth understands that God is the Supreme God whom all must come to Him for their eternity to be settled. These three things that God wants all the Earth to know brings a few responsibilities for the believer.
First, every believer is responsible to show these three things to every person. It is not just the preacher’s job to let the world know these things; it is every believer’s duty to be sure that everyone they know understands these things. You cannot be flippant about your responsibility to let the world know about God. One of the reasons you are to be a soul winner is so that every person may know of God, and so that they can come to know Him as their personal Saviour.
Second, God wants all the Earth to know these three things. The last words of the Saviour before He ascended to Heaven was to give the Great Commission to the church. The Great Commission was not a humanitarian mission, but it is a mission to reach the souls of every person with the Gospel. We are not to stop spreading the Gospel until all the Earth has heard of God’s saving power, and has had an opportunity to receive Him as their Saviour.
My question for you is this; are you doing your part to be sure that all the Earth may know about God’s power to save them from their lost condition? My friend, all the Earth will never know of God’s saving power if all of God’s people don’t share the Gospel daily. The world will never know of God’s ability to save them from an eternity in Hell if only a few of God’s people share the Gospel with the lost. Being a soul winner is not a gift, but being a soul winner is a command for every believer. Are you a soul winner? Are you telling people about Jesus Christ weekly, or better yet, daily? Let me challenge you to do your part of spreading the Gospel so that all the Earth may know if His power to save.