In recent history the nations of the world have prospered as never before in history. This is especially true of the western industrialized nations, but also of many other nations, though vast numbers of the world’s people remain impoverished in many respects.
God wants us to prosper, in the right balance and as we walk in truth (III John 1:1-4).
But wealth often has its own problems, given human nature and how humans tend to react when in the midst of abundance. God warned the people of Israel of the consequences of turning to idols and lawlessness in the latter days, after they had become prosperous, prideful and arrogant, as he foresaw they were inclined to do. It’s not difficult to see the very things prophesied in Scripture concerning the latter days happening in today’s world.
Today’s world is in turmoil. The descendants of the ancient peoples of Israel, not just the Jewish people, but all of the so-called “lost ten tribes,” who migrated westward and eventually settled in the British Isles, parts of western and northwestern Europe, and kindred peoples in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other scattered places, were warned that if they rejected him and his commandments they would have their blessings replaced by curses. But after a period of punishment, they would be delivered, and not only they, but the entire world would be blessed by God as never before, under the reign of the risen Jesus Christ, returned to the earth to assume rulership over the entire world, sitting on the throne of David in Jerusalem.
In this message we discuss some additional ways in which the world will be different — and far better — after the return of Jesus Christ, than it is today, in the concluding message of this series.
The world’s history is one of misrule, injustice, instability, disease, war, suffering, untold misery for countless numbers of people. But it didn’t have to be this way. And it won’t be this way in the future, after the return of Jesus Christ. He is coming to rule the earth in righteousness and justice. His government will be different from that of any other on earth since the time of Adam and Eve.
Learn more of what prophecy reveals about how the world will be different, and better by far, under the reign of Jesus Christ after his return.
The world’s history has been one of oppression, warfare, famines, disease, and other evils that have plagued mankind. What the world needs is a new kind of government, a government not of Satan, nor of men, but of God, the benevolent Creator, and author of every blessing, including life itself (James 1:17-25; Acts 17:24-25). The time when that happens may not be far off, although no one on earth knows for certain the exact time when it will happen (Matthew 24:30-36).
How that future world will be different is the exciting and profoundly encouraging subject of a series of sermons, of which this is the first.