Now if the meek are going to inherit the earth, as it says in the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:5, and as we pray in the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in the earth, as it is in heaven”, Matthew 6:10, then the Bible teaches that there will be a kingdom of God on the earth. He promised it to Abraham in Genesis 12:7 “Unto thy seed will I give this land:”. Abraham’s seed that was to inherit the land was Jesus Christ, Galatians 3:16, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”
For Christ to inherit that land he must return to the earth which, when he was taken up into heaven after his resurrection, the angels said he would do, Acts 1:11, “this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
He will then rule as king on the earth as promised to David and Mary in 2 Samuel 7:12-16 and Luke 1:31-33; “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” No wonder the angels sang “glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace . . .”!
What a wonderful hope the Bible gives us, when the children of men will give glory to Him by reflecting His character and declaring His name for ever on the earth that He promised to Abraham and his seed who would also be the seed of David ruling on his throne for ever.
This messed up earth will be changed, not by the politics and wars of today, but by the Lord Jesus Christ and his saints when he returns to set up God’s kingdom and fulfil God’s purpose with the earth.
That’s the Theme of the Bible!