World-shaking events are happening every day. Various religions are praying for peace on earth, but there is no peace. Mankind needs peace to stay carefree and without worry. Human beings are suffering from wars, AIDS and other disease, and hunger. It is not that God has no interest in peace. He has a long-term plan for peace which is in the Bible. God promised Abraham, “And through your offspring, all nations on earth will be blessed because you have obeyed me” (Genesis 22:18). God has made the decision already - peace shall prevail here on earth no fears, no death and no bloodshed. Sin will be abolished. This is the time when Jesus will be ruling here on earth. Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be called the prince of peace: “Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end” (Isaiah 9:6).
When Jesus returns and sits on his Father’s throne, only then will peace, love and harmony prevail in this world. Jesus will destroy wickedness and transform the earth. Mankind cannot bring peace. Man’s rule only produces injustice, sickness, poverty and death, which will continue until the prince of peace returns. “No-one living in Zion will say, ‘I am ill’, and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven” (Isaiah 33:24 NIV). “The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness; in his days the righteous will flourish. All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed” (Psalm 72:3,7,17 NIV read the whole Psalm).
Wars, food shortages, earthquakes, just to mention a few evils, have put mankind in a terrible muddle. God knows the answer, and we can also know the answer if we read the Bible.
Look at the book of Daniel: “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure for ever” (Daniel 2:44). The kingdom mentioned in this verse is God’s kingdom and its ruler is Jesus Christ. When Jesus rules, peace shall be here for ever.
Bro Green Mumbelunga (Ndola, Zambia)