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These among many others are prophecies of the great Gospel age in which through the work of the gospel the Government of God makes the world far less hostile and far more conducive to righteousness.

 Here Zacharias John the Baptists father is prophesying the bottom line of all the promises of God:
 
Luke 1:69. And has raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; 70. As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: 71. That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 72. To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; 73. The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, 74. That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, 75. In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

This is a prophecy about the New Jerusalem, the one form which revelation quotes about a new heaven and a new earth. Notice that the illustrative language used is not talking about the next life, or heaven, but rather a time of great light and understanding. A time of peace through strength.
Isaiah 61:16. That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes. 17. For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 18. But be glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 19. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. 20. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. 21. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 22. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and my elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23. They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for trouble; for they are the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them. 24. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, says the Lord.

Part of Psalm 37 from which Jesus quotes the "meek shall inherit the earth."
Psalms 37:1. Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against the workers of iniquity. 2. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed. 4. Delight yourself also in the Lord: and he shall give you the desires of your heart. 5. Commit your way to the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 6. And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. 7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. 8. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any wise to do evil. 9. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. 10. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yes, you will diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. 11. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.


A general prophecy about the future in Psalm 66.
Psalms 66: 1. Make a joyful noise to God, all you lands: 2. Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious. 3. Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves to you. 4. All the earth shall worship you, and shall sing to you; they shall sing to your name. Selah.

A Prophecy of the way the world will be changed.
Psalms 67: 1. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. 2. That your way may be known upon earth, your saving health among all nations. 3. Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you. 4. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you will judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. 5. Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you. 6. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. 7. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

An awesome prophecy of the Messiah bringing the Gospel, the Holy Spirit, the servants of God, the law of God, and the reign and the rule of the government of God through the hearts of mankind.
Psalms 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 upon 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 upon 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 doeth 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

An oft quoted prophecy in Isaiah describing how the Lords House (who's house we are. Hebrews 3:6, 1st Peter 2:5, 4:17.) will be the most influential people in the earth. How all the nations will hear the Word of God through Gods people. How the nations will be taught about how to live, how to prosper, how to govern. This will come through the preaching of the gospel and mankind willingly embracing by faith as opposed to the way Moses and Joshua conquered the land of Canaan. That is why the references to making their instruments of war into farming tools. These are the exact same illustrations Jesus uses in his parables describe the Government of God spread through the preaching of the Gospel. In other words this prophesy is not predicting the end of war but rather that the Government of God will not be spread through the conquering of territory and occupation the way Moses and Joshua did it.  Not that Republics that are strongly influenced by the real gospel would ever make war with one another.
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 to 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.

Prophecies of the messiahs ever increasing rein on earth.
Isaiah 9:  6. 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. 7. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah 11 :1. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2. And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; 3. And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9. 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. 10. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

More prophecies of the Messiah and the words of the Bible stabilizing the world, bringing justice, righteousness, peace.
Isaiah 51:16. And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
Isaiah 51:4. Attend unto me, O my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples. 5. My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the peoples; the isles shall wait for me, and on mine arm shall they trust.  (American Standard Version)
Isaiah 32:15. until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be esteemed as a forest. 16. Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field. 17. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence for ever. 18. And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.
Isaiah 42 1. Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delights: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. 2. He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street. 3. A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth. 4. He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.

2010 Daniel Martinovich