The Coming Kingdom


 

Micah 4:1-5

 

For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever,” Micah 4:5.

 

 

The world has never known peace. There has never been a time when there was not a war—or at least an uprising—between nations or within a nation. It is pretty sad to think about, honestly, but constant fighting is a byproduct of our sinful nature. If the Spirit of God is not reigning in our hearts, when we are wronged, our first instinct is one of hatred or vengeance. That being the case, we will never know what world peace is as long as sinful men are at the helms of national governments.

 

But there is coming a day when all of the warfare, fighting, terrorism and revolutions will cease. When Jesus returns, He will usher in a kingdom, established and governed by Himself, in which even the reminders of warfare will be abolished. Micah foretells that even the swords will be beaten into plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks. Weapons that were once used for shedding blood in anger will be transformed into tools used for more noble and peaceful purposes.

 

As easy as it is to get caught up in the turbulence and turmoil of political uneasiness both here and abroad, take time to reflect upon the peace that will exist once Christ has returned to set up His kingdom. When He returns, He will order and govern the universe to function the way He originally intended, and no pride-filled scheme of men will be able to overthrow His authority.

 

 

JUST A THOUGHT

 

Will you trust God for peace today?

 

Mark Clements

 

 

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