All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name. For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God. (Ps. Ps. 86:9-10)If Israel refused to glorify His name, they would live under a curse (Mal. Mal. 2:2). To attribute glory to His name is to recognize His holy character , for His many names describe His glorious character. Each name is like another facet of a gem, reflecting a unique aspect of Who He is. His name is above all names (Php. Php. 2:9) because His character alone is holy.
For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations, says the LORD of hosts. (Mal. Mal. 1:11)But the complete fulfillment awaits Christs physical return to rule upon the throne of David.
The conversion of all nations, therefore, shall be when Christ shall come, and not till then; and the first moving cause will be Christs manifested judgments preparing all hearts for receiving Christs mercy. He shall effect by His presence what we have in vain tried to effect in His absence. The present preaching of the Gospel is gathering out the elect remnant; meanwhile the mystery of iniquity is at work, and will at last come to its crisis; then shall judgment descend on the apostates at the harvest-end of this age (Greek , Mtt. Mat. 13:39, Mat. 13:40) when the tares shall be cleared out of the earth, which thenceforward becomes Messiahs kingdom.3Their declaration is in agreement with the heavenly chorus which attends the sounding of the seventh trumpet: The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever! (Rev. Rev. 11:15+). Although the kingdoms are legally His now, the nations will not willingly bow and worship Him until after His Second Coming. This global worship is finally His at the Millennial Kingdom. Global worship will be centered in Jerusalem at a time when Israel has been restored to prominence among the nations in her relationship to God:
Thus says the LORD of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, inhabitants of many cities; the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us continue to go and pray before the LORD, and seek the LORD of hosts. I myself will go also. Yes, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you. (Zec. Zec. 8:20-23)Then, His house will be called a house of prayer for all nations (Isa. Isa. 56:7; Mark Mark 11:17). Ultimately, in the eternal state they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it (Rev. Rev. 21:26+). See The Arrival of Gods Kingdom. For Your judgments have been manifested
1 Emphatic negation is indicated by οὐ μή [ou mē] plus the aorist subjunctive or, less frequently, οὐ μή [ou mē] plus the future indicative (e.g., Mtt. Mat. 26:35; Mark Mark 13:31; John John 4:14; John 6:35). This is the strongest way to negate something in Greek.Daniel B. Wallace, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics - Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House and Galaxie Software, 1999, 2002), 466.
3 A. R. Fausset, The Revelation of St. John the Divine, in Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown, A Commentary, Critical and Explanatory, on the Old and New Testaments (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997, 1877), Rev. 15:4.