Psa. 72:19 Blessed be his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory!
Amen and Amen!
This is the ultimate plan of God, for all the earth to be filled with His glory. Actually, the whole earth is already filled with His glory, its just that not everyone has been awakened to it. The Lord is omnipresent; that means there is not a place that is hidden from Him. He is everywhere. As David said, “You can make your bed in hell but He is there.” This prayer in today’s verse is actually a cry for revival. David is longing for all nations to taste the goodness of God. This is a clear mark that someone has really been born again, they want everyone else to experience it also.
I remember when I was first touched by revival fire in 1994. This became my heart’s cry, let the whole earth be filled with His glory. For about two years I went on a monthly trip to a country overseas to spread revival. Revival was in the air, I wanted others to taste it too. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon on today’s verse.
“To intercede for a whole city needs a stretch of faith, and there are times when a prayer for one man is enough to stagger us. But how far-reaching was the psalmist’s dying intercession! How comprehensive! How sublime! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory. It doth not exempt a single country however crushed by the foot of superstition; it doth not exclude a single nation however barbarous. For the cannibal as well as for the civilized, for all climes and races this prayer is uttered: the whole circle of the earth it encompasses, and omits no son of Adam. We must be up and doing for our Master, or we cannot honestly offer such a prayer. The petition is not asked with a sincere heart unless we endeavor, as God shall help us, to extend the kingdom of our Master. Are there not some who neglect both to plead and to labour? Reader, is it your prayer?”
So have you tasted this powerful glory that fills the earth? If you have, this prayer and cry of David’s heart will also be yours.
“Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory!”
Amen and Amen!