The Kingdom of God Here on Earth

The Lord Jesus Christ on his return to the earth will reign from Jerusalem and rule the world with justice and establish universal righteousness.

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; and he will bring justice to the nations, and the government will be upon his shoulders.  He will be called Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.         For this is what the Lord says: he who created the heavens, He is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited.  He says: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.  I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right.  Those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”  Terror will be removed.  “The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.  Be glad and rejoice for ever in what I create.”

Jesus saves us, not because of our own righteousness, but because of his mercy towards us. So that having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs of the hope of eternal life.  For nothing is impossible with God. It is impossible for God to lie.

The Lord will create a new order upon the earth – “Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster,  so I will watch over them to build and to plant” declares the Lord.  “For I will forgive their wickedness and I will remember their sins no more.”  “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing.”  I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” I will restore the fortunes of the land.

“This is what the Lord says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar – the Lord Almighty is his name.”  “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the Lord, “will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation.”  Jacob will again have peace and security.

Our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us.  The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed, when the will of the LORD is done on the earth as it is in heaven.

“In that day I will restore David’s fallen tent.  I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be.”  “Your desecrations will be the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south.”  For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Praise be to his glorious name for ever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory.  Amen.  Even so come Lord Jesus.

Bro. Joshua Pakali (Zimbabwe)

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