God's Kingdom on Earth
By Eric Brown
Isaiah tells us that in a vision, he saw the King upon his throne, who is to reign in righteousness on Mount Zion and Jerusalem gloriously. He will reign in the presence of his ancients, or saints, whose death shall be swallowed up in victory.
We are also told that the nations will abandon the art of war, and bless themselves in the peaceful occupation of husbandry and prosperous and just commerce. Furthermore there will be a return to primitive health and longevity among the people, and a return to harmlessness among the flesh preying animals. Ignorance shall be ended; violence shall not be heard of; sickness will be banished; pride will be humbled; poverty will vanish; oppression will cease. Sorrow and sighing will flee away, and give place to a health springing morning of everlasting and unclouded joy.
Jeremiah tells us that Yahweh will raise up to David a righteous branch. This man shall be King of Israel - reigning, prospering and executing judgement and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall dwell safely, and the nations shall be enlightened and blessed in their King who shall be called the King of the whole earth.
Ezekiel says that the dry tree of Israel which now bears no fruit, shall be made to flourish in the mountain of the heights of Israel. It shall shoot forth boughs and bear fruit and under its branches (foliage) shall dwell all fowl of every wing. At that time the Holy land shall be as the garden of Eden. The twelve tribes shall be a united nation and form one kingdom in the land, and a magnificent temple shall be built in Jerusalem differing from that of Solomon. There will be one religion and one government for all the world. Then the Son of righteousness will shine forth with great glory in the kingdom of the Father and in him and his seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.