He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
While this eschatological prophecy will find its ultimate fulfillment at the end of days, in one significant sense this prophecy has already been fulfilled. Look to Golgotha’s hill and what do you see? Heaven’s signal towering over the landscape of history! As Paul writes in Colossians 1:29, “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.” Two thousand years have come and gone, but those outstretched arms continue to embrace lost, sinful children from all tribes, tongues, and nations, reaching to all four corners of the earth. As Paul writes in Galatians 3:28-29, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”
So raise that signal high today, Christian! Let all the banished and dispersed and lost around you come to know the sweetness of salvation.