Day 12: The Gift…Kingdom Peace

Read: Isaiah 2:2-4

Imagine a world dominated by righteousness and goodness, a world where there is no injustice, where no court ever renders an unjust verdict, and where everyone is treated fairly. Imagine a world where what is true, right, and noble marks every aspect of life, including interpersonal relations, commerce, education, and government. Imagine a world where there is complete, total, enforced, and permanent peace, where joy abounds and good health prevails, so much so that people live for hundreds of years. Imagine a world where the curse is removed, where the environment is restored to the pristine purity of the Garden of Eden, where peace reigns even in the animal kingdom, so that “the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little boy will lead them” (Isa. 11:6). Imagine a world ruled by a perfect, glorious Ruler, who instantly and firmly deals with sin. Humanly speaking, that description may seem far-fetched, a utopian fantasy that could never be reality. Yet it accurately describes conditions during the future earthy kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1

Our Lord and Savior will reign on the throne of David from Jerusalem. The twelve apostles will rule over the twelve tribes of Israel (Matthew 19:28). Both the church-age and tribulation saints will rule over the Gentiles (Revelation 5:10, 7:13-15). During these 1000 years our Lord, both physically and spiritually will reign. We will be privileged to be right there with Him!

“And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; His kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.”  Daniel 7:27

Challenge: Worship your Lord. Today. Do not wait until tomorrow.

Prayer: My Lord, I wait expectantly for that day. A day when all will travel to  Mount Zion and be taught by You. Wow!

1 John MacArthur, Revelation 12-22: The MacArthur New Testament Commentary (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 2000), Rev. 20:1