Kingdom of Peace and Justice

justice-3For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given, And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Isa 9:6-7 NKJ)

Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah. (Mat 1:9-10 NKJ)

No, I’m not a month late or eleven months too early.  We should read this text more often to remind us what it means to say that Jesus is Lord.

This scripture, in its context, was talking about the birth of Hezekiah.  His father, King Ahaz had done all that was wrong in the eyes of the Lord, and the people were without hope. However, Isaiah comes and brings to the people hope for the future, short term, Hezekiah and long term, Jesus.  Both were of the lineage of David.  The government of both was and will be marked by peace and justice.

In the meantime we should focus on nothing less, ushering in that Kingdom of peace and justice here on earth as it is in heaven.

About Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.
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