There is cause for rejoicing in the fact and truth of knowing that one day; and it is probably not too far off; that all the people of the earth will know the Holy One of Israel is the one true God.  God’s word confirms it over and over again.  He has said it; it shall be done.

Hear the prophet Ezekiel…

“So will I make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let them pollute My holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.”  Ezekiel 39:7

There are three things which are revealed by this verse;

  1. God will make His holy name known among His people Israel;
  2. God will not allow them to dishonor, pollute, or defame His holy name anymore;
  3. God make His name known among the heathen; the Gentiles; of the world; they all will know that He is the LORD God.

The following is commentary from Matthew Henry on verse 7…

“God will by all this advance the honour of his own name, (1.) Among his people Israel; they shall hereby know more of God’s name, of his power and goodness, his care of them, his faithfulness to them. His providence concerning them shall lead them into a better acquaintance with him; every providence should do so, as well as every ordinance: I will make my holy name known in the midst of my people. In Judah is God known; but those that know much of God should know more of him; we should especially increase in the knowledge of his name as a holy name. They shall know him as a God of perfect purity and rectitude and that hates all sin, and then it follows, I will not let them pollute my holy name any more. Note, Those that rightly know God’s holy name will not dare to profane it; for it is through ignorance of it that men make light of it and make bold with it. And this is God’s method of dealing with men, first to enlighten their understandings, and by that means to influence the whole man; he first makes us to know his holy name, and so keeps us from polluting it and engages us to honour it. And this is here the blessed effect of God’s glorious appearances on the behalf of his people. Thus he completes his favours, thus he sanctifies them, thus he makes them blessings indeed; by them he instructs his people and reforms them. When the Almighty scattered kings for her she was white as snow in Salmon, Psa_68:14. (2.) Among the heathen; those that never knew it, or would not own it, shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. They shall be made to know by dear bought experience that he is a God of power, and his people’s God and Saviour; and it is in vain for the greatest potentates to contend with him; none ever hardened their heart against him and prospered.” Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible

That name which Israel and the Gentiles will come to know as the Holy One of Israel is Jesus the Christ – the Messiah.  He is the One who died for the sins of the world, was buried and He rose again.  Believe Him.


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