Every Realm serves His People

          Every realm will serve and obey His holy people

Amos 9:13-15 The time is surely coming, says the Lord, when the one who plows shall overtake the one who reaps, and the treader of grapes, the one who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, all the hills shall flow with it. I will restore the fortunes of My people, Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant them upon their Land and they shall never again be plucked up out of the Land I have given them.

That text promises restoration for a devastated land and a dispersed people and it does so in a beautiful description of overflowing fertility in field and vineyard along with an unqualified pledge of “never again” to be disposessed.

Such hopes and promises are called eschatological but that term should not be understood from its later, Christian meaning in which this material world is replaced by a spiritual one, a new earthly world here below and a new heavenly world above.

In ancient Hebrew texts eschatological language refers to a divinely established Utopia (Greek- good place) in which, God puts an end to this world of injustice and                  unrighteousness on earth and replaces it with a world of justice and righteousness on earth. It does not repeal creation by cosmic destruction, but destroys evil by cosmic transformation.

The eschatological Kingdom is the covenantal kingdom, brought to its ultimate perfection and ideal consummation, here on earth.

Daniel 7:27 The Kingly power, sovereignty and greatness of all the Kingdoms under heaven will be given to the Holy people of the Most High. Their Kingly power will last for ever and every realm will serve and obey them.

So, how will the God of justice and righteousness treat the Gentiles in establishing this utopian Kingdom on earth?

Micah 4:1-2 In days to come, the Lords House will tower above the hills. The nations will stream toward it, saying; Let us go to the House of Jacob’s God, that He may teach us His ways, for instruction comes from Zion. [and in Isaiah 2:2-4]

Zechariah 8:20 Nations and dwellers in many cities will come to Jerusalem to entreat the favour of the Lord.

Those warlike and idol worshipping peoples will be converted to godly worship, under a God of justice and peace. They will not become Israelites, but all will live together under God. This will be the situation after Jesus Returns, during His Millennium rule.

But we know from the many prophesies like Amos 9:13-15, that the time is coming when all the Lord’s righteous people will go to live in all of the holy Land, BEFORE the Return of Jesus. They will, at last, be as God always intended His people to be. Isaiah 42:6, Isaiah 43:10

Psalms 37:29 The righteous shall possess the Land and will live there forever.