“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.
The Messiah would be a descendant of Eve, of the line of Abraham, a prophet like Moses who saw God ‘face to face,’ and also a king like David whom God referred to as ‘a man after His own heart’ (1 Samuel 13:14).
David was the greatest of the kings of Israel. After him, with a few exceptions, the kings became corrupt and the nation suffered. It was eventually carried off into exile. However the coming Kingdom of God would be different.
God’s Kingdom would be righteous and the Messiah would rule with justice.
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land” (Jeremiah 23:5)
God’s Kingdom would be peaceful. David’s kingdom had known seemingly endless wars but God chose as David’s successor his son Solomon whose name means peace or peaceable. He was the one whom God chose to build His temple and God gave him peace from his enemies.
“But you will have a son who will be a man of peace and rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon, and I will grant Israel peace and quiet during his reign. He is the one who will build a house for my Name. He will be my son, and I will be his father. And I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever” (1 Chronicles 22:9-10)
God’s Kingdom would be stable and would last forever.
“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations” (Psalm 145:13)
God’s Kingdom would know no boundaries.
“He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth” (Zechariah 9:10)
The Kingdom of God would be a glorious kingdom because of the nature and character of the Lord Himself – His supreme majesty, authority, power, righteousness, faithfulness and love.
“God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honour and might forever. Amen” (1 Timothy 6:15-16)
Has my will bowed to the Lord’s?
There cannot be two Kings
Lord may Your Kingdom come in me and on earth even as it is in heaven, Amen.