|Isaiah 26:15 |
15 You have expanded the nation, O LORD; you have expanded the nation. You are glorified; you have enlarged it far to all the ends of the earth.1
1 You have expanded the nation, O LORD; you have expanded the nation. You are glorified; you have enlarged it far to all the ends of the earth. This is a remarkable statement: Israel (Spiritual) has been expanded to include the whole earth; there is only one nation. Israel is ruled by the Lord, through His saints in which he has been resurrected. I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jer 31:33-34. For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. Isa: 11:9, Hab 2:14. When the Lord expanded the gospel outside of Israel to the Gentile nations, in effect he expanded the nation or Israel (spiritual Israel, with heavenly Jerusalem) to the whole earth.