“The whole earth will acknowledge the and return to him. All the families of the nations will bow down before him.“
Psalm 22:27 NLT
Oh, what a blessed promise this is!
Jesus, who was prophesied to be the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), came to this earth the first time as a humble baby that He might
“be made like his brothers and sisters in every way so he could be their merciful and faithful high priest in service to God. Then Jesus could die in their place to take away their sins.” Hebrews 2:17 NCV
Many did not understand that this was why He came that first time, and many still do not understand today. They expected Him to bring peace by setting up His earthly kingdom way back then,
not understanding that there could be no peace between God and man unless, first, provision was made for forgiveness of sins.
Jesus made that provision; He, Himself, WAS that provision. He paved the way for peace on earth. But unfortunately, many would rather do their own thing their own way.
Can you imagine the peace that would reign on this earth if every person and every nation obeyed the words of the Bible?
Right now we are still in a time where all are invited to come to Jesus. (Revelation 22:17) Willing love is the only true love, and that’s what God wants from His children. This is why He does not force anyone to obey.
But one day, the due date for responding to the invitation will be past. We don’t know how soon that may be.
God will bring about justice on this earth, which will necessarily involve judgement for those who are rebelling against Him.
Once the willful enemies of God are taken care of, peace will reign on earth.
So, today, I am thankful that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and that we have His promise that He will come back a second time and set up His Kingdom of Peace on this earth!
“Even so, come Lord Jesus!” Revelation 22:20