Who will rule in the kingdom of God? The Bible contains the intriguing answer to this question and more. Watch to learn the truth!
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Human beings have failed to establish lasting world peace. The 20th century experienced two world wars. The Second World War climaxed with two atomic bombs killing more than an estimated 200,000 people in Japan in 1945. Since then, nine nations have produced even more powerful weapons of mass destruction.
How can human beings prevent total cosmocide, the death of every living thing on the face of the earth? At the end of World War I, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proposed a league of nations that would work together for world peace. After World War II, in 1945, the United Nations was formed for the same purpose. And yet, the 193 member-states of the U.N. have not established the way to lasting world peace. Many millions have followed History Channel programs on ancient aliens and modern UFOs. But did you know that the Creator of heaven and earth originally assigned a great spirit being, an Archangel, and his millions of angelic followers to govern planet earth? The same spirit being was even called “the ruler of this world” by Jesus Christ Himself!
Since human beings have failed to establish lasting world peace, could more powerful beings than humans bring us peace? Your Bible reveals the good news of a coming world ruling government, a government consisting of powerful, loving spirit beings who will rule the world. Unbelievable? Your Bible guarantees it!
My friends, your Bible reveals the world ahead. You can read about this coming world-ruling government in our inspiring free resource we’re offering today, The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like? Be sure to write down the contact information to order your free copy.
Will powerful spirit beings rule the world? Or will mankind by itself finally succeed in establishing world peace?
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Most human beings are yearning for lasting world peace. And yet, the history of the world testifies to our failure to produce lasting peace among all nations. Who can save us? Some researchers and television viewers have been intrigued by government UFO investigations or unidentified flying objects. Others claim aliens from outer space have historically established colonies on planet earth and that they are even now infiltrating planet earth.
My friends, will human civilization survive? Or will beings from outer space take over the earth? Your Bible reveals an awesome future that answers these questions. On today’s program, we’ll examine the amazing future revealed in your Bible that guarantees a world of peace, ruled by spirit beings, called the Kingdom of God.
Are alien beings visiting the earth? Are there aliens who want to help us? On July 8, 1947, a headline in the Roswell Daily Record announced: “Roswell Army Air Field Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region.” A few days later, authorities retracted the report and said the “saucer” was just a crashed weather balloon. But the public imagination had been stirred, and has remained ever since. New York Times op-ed writer Luke Sharrett made this observation about the Roswell phenomenon: “In Roswell, some of humanity’s foundational yearnings hide in plain sight. Look no farther than the tourist-trap T-shirt rack: ‘The truth is out there.’ ‘I want to believe.’ ‘Aliens please abduct me.’ Absolute truth exists. Our souls long for something to believe in. Things here on earth are not as they should be. The T-shirts know. We are desperate to find meaning in our lives. We search for answers to the tough questions. Who are we? Why are we here? Who will heal our messed-up world?” (“Roswell’s Mysteries are Life’s Mysteries,” July 8, 2017).
My friends, the answers to these questions will not be answered by aliens from outer space. But there will be loving spirit beings who will answer those questions in the coming glorious kingdom revealed in your Bible. In fact, the Tomorrow’s World television program, magazine, and free study resources have answered these three questions numerous times. Who are we? Why are we here? Who will heal our messed-up world? Let me refer you to our inspiring telecast “What Is the Meaning of Life?” by fellow presenter Mr. Wallace Smith. Just search on our website at TomorrowsWorld.org. Yes, your Bible gives the astounding and amazing answers to these questions.
Let’s take a glimpse of the coming Kingdom of God under the great spirit ruler called in your Bible the King of kings and Lord of lords. Yes, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, will come to earth with His spirit army to bring the world peace. He is called “the prince of peace” in Isaiah 9:6. He is also called the Lamb of God in John 1:29. John the Baptist proclaimed: “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Revelation 6:16–17 tells us that the Lamb will be filled with wrath when He judges rebellious nations. How will the world accept the new one-world government of the King of kings? Human armies represented by ten national kings will actually fight against Christ at His coming! Revelation 17:12, “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
HUMAN armies will fight a great and powerful spirit army coming from God’s throne in heaven. Hard to believe? Consider these comments by USA Today opinion columnist Glenn Harlan Reynolds: “… the U.S. government is taking the possibility of aliens visiting Earth a lot more seriously than has been the case in the past…. We can hope, of course, that a sufficiently advanced alien civilization might have evolved past violence, though the evidence that our civilization is doing so is not entirely compelling…. Given the number of alien contact movies in the past few decades, it is more likely that angels visiting Earth would be greeted as aliens than that aliens visiting Earth would be greeted as angels (“In 2020, anything’s possible,” July 29, 2020).
But human armies will fail in their attempt to overcome the great spirit army of Jesus Christ. And your Bible affirms that angelic spirit beings will accompany His coming to earth from heaven. Matthew 25:31, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory….”
We’ll see later that not only will the holy angels accompany Christ at His coming, but the saints of God, genuine Christians, will be resurrected as Spirit-born children of God. They will be Spirit kings and priests, as it tells us in Revelation 5:10, “And have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.”
My friends, a new world is coming, a new age called in Hebrews 2:5 the world to come. What will that world be like? But what spirit beings NOW control much of the earth’s destructive ways of life? And why must our current world systems be replaced?
Since HUMAN beings have failed to establish lasting world peace, could more powerful SPIRIT beings from outer space establish and enforce lasting world peace? Our world has experienced many forms of government. The ancient city-state of Babylon, ruled by the tyrant Nimrod, was one of those experiments, described in Genesis chapter 11. Down through time, some of those governments became powerful empires, and others turned to powerful dictatorships that have written a world history of conflict, blood, and wars. Ariel and Will Durant analyzed that record in their book, The Lessons of History: “In the last 3,421 years of recorded history only 268 have seen no war.”
What human history has demonstrated and should be teaching us to this day is that government in the hands of selfish human beings does not produce lasting world peace. But your Bible reveals the awesome solution to the problem of human nature. God is calling sinners to become converted Christians. They are called to overcome human nature and grow in godly spiritual nature. They are called to conform to the loving example of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, as it tells us in Romans 8:29. They grow in the nature of Christ as the Apostle Peter exhorted all Christians in 2 Peter 3:18, “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Christians overcome carnal human nature as God creates in His begotten children His divine nature. God has given true Christians “… exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (1 Peter 1:4).
Your Bible gives numerous examples of righteous servants of God whose selfish nature was changed to a loving, godly nature. The book of Acts in your Bible records the hostile acts of a Pharisee named Saul who attacked Christians and was even consenting to their deaths (Acts 26:10). Saul was later converted and became a zealous Apostle. He admitted his former destructive character in Galatians 1:14, “For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.” But God had mercy on him: “And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life” (1 Timothy 1:14–16).
My friends, God will extend mercy on you also, IF you humble yourself before God, repent and are baptized as it tells us in Acts 2:38. Yes, in all the world’s nearly eight billion human beings, God is changing the nature of many thousands, demonstrating the loving power of God in heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ. If you have been convicted of your sins from the word of God, the Bible, and you have repented of your sins, you may want to counsel for baptism. We have dedicated ministers in many regions around the world who will answer your questions. Just call the number on the screen or contact the regional office nearest you listed on our website at TomorrowsWorld.org.
Today’s Christians are called to become spirit beings in the coming Kingdom of God. That transformation will take place at the return of Jesus Christ! 1 Corinthians the 15th chapter, also referred to as the resurrection chapter, describes that transformation. 1 Corinthians 15:50, “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep [that is the sleep of death], but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet….”
Regular viewers of Tomorrow’s World know that this refers to the last of seven trumpets described in your Bible in Revelation chapters eight and nine. Revelation 11:15 proclaims the good news of the coming Kingdom of God. “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!’”
It’s at the “last trumpet” or the seventh trumpet that the great resurrection of genuine Christians takes place. Continuing in 1 Corinthians 15:52, “… for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’” I hope, my friends, that you are praying every day for the Kingdom of God to come to this earth as Jesus instructed us in Matthew 6:10.
What will that world-ruling Kingdom be like? How will the world finally enjoy lasting peace and prosperity? Will the earth be ruled by spirit beings?
My friends, your Bible reveals an amazing history of spirit beings ruling the world. If you have your Bible available, turn to Luke the tenth chapter. Jesus had sent out 70 disciples on a mission. When they came back, they reported the miracles that had taken place through the authority of Jesus’ name. Luke 10:17, “Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.’”
As you read through the gospels in your Bible, you will find several instances where Jesus healed those who were demon possessed. Even today, some individuals who delve deeply into the occult become deceived and demon possessed. But these seventy disciples experienced the spiritual power Christ gave to them to overcome evil spirits. Jesus revealed the history of Satan. Luke 10:18, “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.’”
God gave Lucifer and his angels responsibility to rule the earth. But they were not satisfied with their God-given responsibilities and foolishly tried to attack God’s throne. The Apostle Jude states they left their original assignment and their sin brought the ultimate judgment on them. Jude, verse 6, “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day… .” The King James Version states, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation….”
My friends, you need to pray for God’s Kingdom to come. Jesus Christ and the saints will replace Satan and his demons. As we’ve seen earlier in the program, true Christians will assist the King of kings in ruling planet Earth. True Christians who are faithful will be transformed from mortal to immortal, from human to divine spirit beings at the resurrection when Christ returns as it states in 1 Corinthians 15:50–54. Faithful Christians are now being trained as future kings and priests. Revelation 5:9–10, “And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.”
What will be their responsibilities? Jesus stated in the parable of the Minas, that faithful servants would be ruling over cities. Luke 19:17, “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’” Some faithful spirit beings in God’s kingdom will be ruling over nations. Revelation 2:26, “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations….”
My friends, your Bible reveals an awesome future, the coming Kingdom of God to this earth. It reveals the government and rulers that will bring peace to all nations. And as it tells us in Zechariah 14:9, “And the Lord shall be King over all the earth.” You need to learn more about the glorious future of planet earth under the coming Kingdom of God. Our free study guide will give you inspiration, vision, and encourage hope for the future: The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like? Ancient King David was a man after God’s own heart as it tells us in Acts 13:22. King David ruled over the combined kingdoms of Judah and Israel and he will have that responsibility in the coming one world government (Ezekiel 37:24).
Will today’s Christians also inherit the Kingdom?
Today’s world is experiencing dramatic challenges. We all should realize the need for a one-world government to solve the conflicts, wars, disease, poverty, and natural disasters. Your Bible reveals the new world to come, tomorrow’s world, governed by loving spirit beings, members of the coming Kingdom of God. The King of kings, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, will rule the world from Jerusalem. Read the prophecy in Isaiah the second chapter the response of human beings to the new divine government. Isaiah 2:2, “Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; 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.”
My friends, YOU can have a part in God’s Kingdom. God is calling people to Christ from all nations to be in His Kingdom. That one world government is coming soon. You need to prepare for it. Study your Bible. Visualize the transformed world under the King of kings. Yes, spirit beings will rule the world under the coming Kingdom of God. You can be one of those spirit beings IF you seek that Kingdom as it tells us in Matthew 6:33, and IF you surrender your life to the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
The glorious Kingdom of God on earth will produce beauty and productivity the world has never known. God has blessed the earth with awesome, majestic mountains, fertile valleys, and productive plains. We marvel at pristine lakes and churning oceans. We appreciate the variety of flowers, plant life, birds, animals, and sea life. Even the very nature of ANIMALS will change. Isaiah gives us this Millennial vision: [ISAIAH 11:6] “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”
A new world is coming soon! You need to pray, “Your Kingdom come!” You need to be watching the prophetic trends and signs heralding Christ’s return!
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