The Eternal Reign of Peace
The blessed climax of living for Christ, the Prince of Peace, will be finally realized when “the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever” (Rev 11:15). Then Isaiah’s prophecy will reach the zenith of its long-awaited fulfilment, “of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David to order it and to establish it with judgement and with justice from henceforth even for ever” (Isaiah 9:7).
What a wonderful time it will be when all the children of peace will blend together in praise to God and the Lamb in one glad fellowship of love. The trials of this life will seem small in comparison to that glorious heavenly atmosphere (Romans 8:18). Then we shall exchange our cross for a crown. What a blessed swap! In glory our labours of love will be amply rewarded. Non-resistance will not be needed because there will be no sin to resist (Mat 13:41-43; Rev 21:27). We shall be free from the very presence of sin. Dear brothers and sisters, are you prepared for that time? Have you walked so closely to the Prince of Peace that you will hear his welcome words: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” (Matthew 25:21). “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless” (2 Peter 3:14).
Bro Henderson Sosola (Mtenthela, Malawi)