Read Micah 4
Focus on verse 2
World peace is that nebulous, utopian dream that is typically spoken of most by those who either have no ability to bring it about or, if they have the ability, have no intention of bringing it about because war is much more lucrative. While the world’s globalist hopefuls gather at summit after summit to discuss world peace and climate change, it rarely translates into anything other than some impossible promises and a few more climate regulations designed to further pad the pockets of a few elite billionaires. That may sound a little cynical, okay maybe more than a little cynical, but it is not because I do not favor the idea of world peace. I think world peace would be a wonderful thing, and I believe the day will come when it will come about. It is just that I rather doubt it is going to be brought about by human endeavors.
In today’s reading Micah writes that a time will come toward the end of human history, when,
…many nations shall come, and say: “Come, let us go u to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (v. 2)
At that time apparently Jesus Christ will be the ruler and judge of the nations, and there will be an extended time of peace where nations no longer train armies or build military equipment. Rather, each person shall live at peace with his neighbor and none will be afraid.
Imagine for a moment, a world free of fear. Is it not fear that causes us to build walls and armies to defend our borders? Is it not fear that causes us to distrust our neighbors causing us to lock our homes at night?
If we lived in a world without fear, none of that would be necessary. The question then becomes; “How do we establish a world absent of fear?” and the answer is “we can’t”. Only God can do this, and here is how it works; In the gospel of John the Apostle writes, “God is love”. He also writes “Perfect love casts out ALL fear.” The way to drive fear out of my life is to invite God in, when God comes in; I begin to understand what love really is. If I have God’s love controlling my life, and you have God’s love controlling your life, there should be no reason for fear to have any influence between us. When enough of us are controlled by the love of God instead of the fear of humanity, I believe we could have a peaceful society, and perhaps even a peaceful world