Across the centuries people have called for world peace. And for a moment it may happen…but then, evil gets in the way. Except here, Micah is telling us about a time when there will be lasting world peace. For the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, will come and He will judge with all righteousness and justice. (Isaiah 11:4) There will no longer be any need for weapons, for there will no longer be hostility or conflict in the world, because Jesus will mediate all disputes. So with world peace, the arms of war will be turned into tools of agriculture in order to feed the nations.
The world has been making fun of the promised Second Coming of Christ from Old Testament times. Back then, they had a saying, “The days go by and every vision comes to nothing?” (Ezekiel 12:22) The world demands immediate and instantaneous results…because it hates to wait for anything. And so as the world watches for this Second Coming, it becomes impatient, and impatience becomes frustration, which turns to scoffing and mocking remarks like, “Just where is this Jesus you talk about and why hasn’t He shown up yet?” But God doesn’t go back on His promises, and the Second Coming is real…and when the world scoffs at the Second Coming of Christ Jesus, they are merely carrying out this Scripture.
As defined, The Day of The Lord is a significant period of time described as a day of wrath, distress and anguish, trouble and ruin, darkness and gloom for all mankind. Isaiah 34: 2-8 describes The Day of the Lord as God’s judgment against the Nations…or His ultimate intervention in the affairs of His people. For in the Valley of decision, mankind won’t have the option to choose anymore.
The world started scoffing at the notion of Jesus being resurrected from the very start. The Roman guards who were watching His tomb and the High Priests cooked up a story about Jesus’ disciples stealing His body and spread the lie far and wide. (Matthew 28:12-15) Over the course of history, the world has gleefully questioned and ridiculed Believers with, “Where is this coming He promised?” (II Peter 3:4) The world would like us to doubt and question our beliefs about the second coming, but we need to stand strong against those who malign the name of Jesus.
While the ultimate fulfillment of this prophesy will take place at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ – it doesn’t mean none of these things shouldn’t be happening now. This scripture also demonstrates that God uses all of His people…not just the young, not just the highly educated, not just the inspired and enthusiastic, to forward His Kingdom here on earth. We are all called to be salt and light…to speak God’s message, in His name and under the influence of the Holy Spirit, to those the Lord brings across our path. That means you could very well be the Difference-Maker in someone’s life today.
We are dust and to dust we will return. (Genesis 3:19) Each one of us will stand before the judgment seat of Christ someday. But Jesus paid the price for our sins…once for all, and became the source of eternal salvation…and in Him and Him alone we will find redemption.
The second coming of Christ…humans have tried to predict the exact time from the first century to today. And along with all the forecasting, has come the skeptics. Those who jeer, mock, and sneer because it hasn’t taken place yet. But keep this in mind before you doubt that Jesus will back to earth – a promise is a promise…and God doesn’t go back on His Word.