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Psalms 110

1. The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make your enemies thy footstool.
2. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of your enemies.
3. Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness ...

This verse describes so well the present realities of the government of God in the earth.

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.

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?

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.

How does God do this except as described in this passage but through his people?

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.

Here are two related articles that go deeply into this passage of scripture describing it in New Testament terms:
Israel In Light Of The New Testament  and this one about the New Jerusalem. (The New Jerusalem has no link back to this page.)

2003 Daniel Martinovich