What the bible says about Goverment
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2).
This is a good verse for those who doubt whether God would even want us involved in civil affairs. This is why the mountain of the Lord’s house will be exalted. The peoples of the world are exhausted and “groaning” under the rule of wicked people. Every form of government has been tried, and all have failed dramatically. There is no new government prototype to try, and the earth knows it. It’s groaning and travailing for those who keep their promises of righteousness and justice. Most politicians pledge to fight corruption, but few have been successful. All promise justice, but none are able to bring it about. The world’s thinking is disconnected, as few seem to realize that only the influence of the Kingdom of God can bring about a real change. Only He is the Desire of the nations (Haggai 2:7).
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice. From that time and forever the zeal of the Lord will perform this” (Isaiah 9:6-7).
This powerful passage is a prophetic announcement of the coming of Jesus. Though we have secured elements of truth from this scripture, we have missed the eschatology it lays out. This Jesus who is coming will carry “government” on His shoulder (literally “back”); His rule and reign are being released through His coming. It is the Lord Jesus who will show up, not just the Savior Jesus. He is coming to earth with heaven’s government on his back—and of the increase of His government there will be no end!
Jesus has no intention of visiting temporarily to see who wants to “get saved.” He will release His government and rule upon the earth—through His sons and daughters—and His Kingdom will never stop growing. He never gives the planet to Satan! The takeover of the affairs of earth is somehow tied into bringing order to the entire universe. Our planet is the last bastion of rebellion, and He will overwhelm it on His terms here on this planet. His terms? That His weak, foolish, simple, love-struck sons and daughters finally wake up to their inheritance and become the instruments that crush Satan—here and now.
This awakening will be so profound in His church that even the gates of hell will not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). Gates, of course, are defensive. Jesus will have a generation that will take all the land assigned to it and push Satan out of the second heaven—at the top of the mountains—all the way back into hell where he belongs. Apparently, he’ll experience the surprise of our ability even to chase him into hell as his gates collapse. I, for one, intend to demand some personal payback from him and his minions at that time with whatever leeway that authority gives us.
By Jhonny Enlow