Monday, December 30, 2013

Will there be a Change of Government this Year?

The angels announced Jesus’ birth with the declaration: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men of good will” (Luke 2:14).  The prophetic words harken back to Isaiah: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Is 9:6).  Only part of Isaiah’s prophecy has been fulfilled: the Child was born and the Son was given. We are still waiting for the Prince of Peace to establish His government on Earth.

2014 is an election year when many U.S. citizens are hoping for a change in government. Though no one can foresee that outcome, we can safely predict this: it will not bring peace on earth. That will only come when the Lord returns. And while citizens of Heaven wait for that day, “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope” (Rom 15:13).

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