The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.
Zechariah 14:9, NIV
In 1959, a bronze statue was given to the United Nations depicting a man beating a sword into a plowshare. It suggests the cessation of war and a transition to a peaceful means of living such as agriculture. The statue was donated by the former Soviet Union and was based upon words from Isaiah 2:3-4—a prophecy about the Messianic reign of peace on earth: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Sadly, the United Nations has failed to keep peace on earth. Instead, nations have experienced the opposite: turning implements of agriculture into weapons of war (Joel 3:10). The Messiah was the One in Isaiah’s prophecy who would “judge between the nations” and bring peace on earth. In John’s revelation, he saw this time of peace as one thousand years following the return of Christ to judge the nations (Revelation 20-21).
All who belong to Christ today will reign with Him over a world judged righteously. And there will finally be peace on earth.
No God, no peace; know God, know peace.
Croft M. Pentz