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The Daily Word of Righteousness
A Description of the Kingdom of God, #32
So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. (Psalms 102:15,16)
This preceding verse reveals to us that the Lord Jesus will return as soon as the Body of Christ has attained the desired level of maturity.
God has pity on the prisoners of the earth.
For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth; To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death; To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem; When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord. (Psalms 102:19-22)
When the peoples of the earth and their kingdoms are gathered together to serve the Lord—this is the coming of the Kingdom of God to the earth.
God shall rule and bless this earth and its peoples. His will shall be done on the earth as it is in Heaven.
God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. (Psalms 67:1-7)
We understand from the preceding Psalm that one day all the nations of the saved will be praising the Lord and singing for joy. If China, England, Russia, Germany, Uganda, Brazil, and America, are among the nations of saved people, then their streets and homes will be filled with the praises of the Lord and with gladness of heart.
Let no nation suppose, however, that it will be ushered into eternal life at the coming of Christ if it has persecuted, or even refused to help, the Jews and the Christians, the people whom God has chosen. Rather such nations will be led away into the fire.
The thousand-year Jubilee is at hand. The Kingdom of God is at hand.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. (Psalms 100:1,2)
The entire ninety-sixth Psalm proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God to the earth. The first and last verses of this Psalm announce the good news to the peoples of the earth:
O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. (Psalms 96:1)
Before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. (Psalms 96:13)
The Spirit of Christ in David revealed the coming of the Kingdom:
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together Before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. (Psalms 98:8,9)
The nations of the earth and the earth itself have been given to the Son by the Father as His eternal inheritance. Because the conquering saints are coheirs with the Lord Jesus Christ, the nations of the earth, and the earth itself, are their eternal inheritance also. In fact, through Christ the overcomers inherit all things in Heaven and on the earth.
To be continued.