When one looks at the political turmoil in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa one marvels how the devil, the ruler of this world, foments unrest and hatred. There seems to be rebellions and riots all over the world.
# What is God’s solution?
- It is not democracy. If there is one system of government that is alien in God’s Kingdom, it is democracy. The Bible displays the fickleness of people: the one moment they cheered Jesus and the next moment they jeered Him and clamoured for His execution.
- Scripture clearly shows that God is holy and cares for and loves His people. Yet He also never updates His Book, never changes His tune and never dilutes His requirements. For example, if the most important command a thousand years ago was to love the Lord, it still is now. If marriage between one man and one woman was the standard a thousand years ago, it still is now (it is because it fore-shadows the marriage of the Bridegroom, Jesus, and His Bride, the Church).
# What will guarantee eternal peace?
The God of peace tests each person in this life. Only those who accept the Lordship of Jesus will be citizens in God’s future, eternal, visible Kingdom. While each one lives his life, he shows whether he submits to the King of Peace and will allow the Holy Spirit to teach him how to love and obey the Lord. There will be no rebellions or coups in the new Kingdom. All will submit to the authority of the Lord God Almighty, His wonderful Son, Jesus, and the Counsellor, God the Holy Spirit.
# What do we need to do?
We have the opportunity, this side of the grave, to choose to follow the Lord God Almighty or remain in the camp of Satan, the ruler of this world. Satan is not that interested in how people conduct themselves or what they love and obey, as long as it is against God’s will and His Word. He knows he has no eternal kingdom of any value to give to his followers. He just wants to ensnare them.
The perfect King of glory will have a people who love Him and are willing to do things His way – here. Here we are tested and trained. Here we demonstrate our unflinching loyalty and love for the Lord. Here we secure our eternal life with the Bridegroom, Jesus. If we do it here, while the devil rules the world, then God knows that in the coming Kingdom, with the devil out of the way eternally, our character of loyalty and love will never leave us.