Can you imagine a world where lions and lambs will walk together with bears and cows? And the whole menagerie is led by a little child? You don’t have to imagine it because that is the world described in the Scripture in the Kingdom to come. That is the new world promised by God in the Bible, and it is coming. As I study the scripture that tells us about the new world to come, I get excited. I want to give you these wonderful Old Testament scripture so you can realize how wonderful our God is and His wonderful plan for the world.
“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!” (Isaiah 9:6-7) When Jesus returns the second time He will rule the world. “Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt. I will remove the battle chariots from Israel and the warhorses from Jerusalem. I will destroy all the weapons used in battle, and your king will bring peace to the nations. His realm will stretch from sea to sea and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth. (Zechariah 9:9-10) “And in that day it shall be that living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, Half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea; in both summer and winter it shall occur. And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be “The Lord is one,” and His name one.” (Zechariah 14:8-9) This living water will be the healing river that we see in Ezekiel 47. In that day God’s power will heal the earth that has been destroyed by sin.