The Government
of God


 This verse describes the goal and the method.  

 Psalms 110:1. Jehovah said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool. 2. Jehovah shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: you'll rule in the midst of your enemies. 3. Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness ...


Why would Jesus tell them to teach all nations to observe, lets say for example the golden rule. if they could not be taught to observe and walk accordingly to it?

Matthew 28 16. Then the eleven disciples went away to Galilee, to a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. 19. Go therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20. Teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.


These are prophecies of the age of promise to come. How does any of this come to pass unless God's people bring it to fruition?

 Isaiah 61 1. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3. To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. 4. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations..... 8. For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. 9. And their seed shall be known among the Nations, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord has blessed..... 11. For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.


The Lords house is his people. the mountain is his government. The mountains are spheres of influence in the nations. Where do people go to get right with God and learn of him but to a church, the Bible or a Christian? (The house of God)  The reason they beat their swords into instruments of farming is because the government of God is spread through the preaching (sowing) the Word of God in peoples hearts. Not through the sword.

Isaiah 2 2. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3. And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and 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 any more.


Now this one will be very controversial to many. This is written as principle not statute.

Psalm 149:4For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud on their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance on the heathen, and punishments on the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute on them the judgment written: this honor have all his saints. Praise you the LORD. Look at Great Briton and the USA for example. Nations heavily influenced by the Government of God at that time. They ended the institution of legal slavery in the world. Declared it contrary to the laws of God ultimately setting hundreds of millions free. Legal slavery was the norm for the world since the very beginning of time. Perhaps half the human beings ever born up to the last few centuries were the property of others.  Or look at the USA, a nation thoroughly founded by Christians upon Biblical principle. Without its participation and leadership there would be no fee world. The NAZI's, the Imperial Japanese, the Communists would have conquered it and brought the whole world back under the yoke of evil empires and slavery once more. This is the honor that all his saints have. To execute the judgment written upon murderous, enslaving evil.


This is a prophecy of the Messiah's government in the age of promise. Comparing the ancient world with its rule of men instead of the rule of law. He who has the gold makes the rules. With the masses living in perpetual poverty and starvation. The rulers living big off the wealth others and what their slaves produce. Plagues and famines were common. Compare it to the wealthy western nations that have had the Gospel preached to them in power for centuries and have been heavily influenced by the Word of God. "The poor" own cars, flat screen TV's. they have air conditioning and as much food as they can eat. Human beings in union with the almighty created a world were people have opportunity to no longer be the poor. They have reasonable freedom to choose their own destiny rather than no choice except what a despot who rules over them sows. This is how this prophecy was always to be fulfilled. How can it be fulfilled any other way other than mankind transforming what was into something just and equitable? Not perfection because evil still exists. It just does not prevail as it always had in the ancient world.

Psalm 72: 1 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son. 2 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment. 3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. 4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. 5 They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. 6 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. 7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endures. 8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth. 9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. 10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. 11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. 12 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper. 13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. 14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight. 15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised. 16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth on the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. 17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. 18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things. 19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. 20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Keep in mind. Compared to the history of the earth. This age of promise has barely just begun. That is why you only see a minimal fulfillment of this prophecy. Can your mind envision the knowledge and glory of God growing in the world? Can you picture a world with the multitudes living in a general prosperity and freedom? A world so wealthy that it is able to solve all the environmental  problems?  A world where dangerous and destructive ideologies no longer have sway over large portions of mankind? Where war is a rarity and nations consider themselves one in purpose and vision? Where even the wicked fake obedience to the Lord so they can do business? A world where government becomes much smaller and much less influential  because big government just isn't needed? Or is the only thing you can picture apocalyptic in nature? If so. You've been robbed of the fruit of a scriptural  vision for the future and the spiritual and  intellectual capacity to imagine it.


© Daniel Martinovich 2008-2017