Unlike the past, when warfare was often remote and removed from us, we now see it and its consequences in our daily lives through all forms of media.
We see clearly the pain, suffering and bewilderment caused by warfare.
What are the causes of War?
The Bible identifies two basic causes:
- Human Governments – Ecclesiastes 8: 9 “All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm.”
- The influence of Satan the Devil – 1 John 5: 19 “We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”
The culmination of these two key causes has been described as “the last days”, “end times” where the very existence of the human family is threatened. As Paul wrote to Timothy people are not open to agreement 2 Timothy 3: 3 “having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness” Nero fiddled as Rome burned and it was everyone else’s fault, millions die because human governments set priorities that place little value on individual lives.
So what is the answer?
Only God’s Kingdom can provide the answer. A Global Government, removing national borders, political, social and economic divisions. How will this be achieved?
The Bible promises:
Psalm 72: 14 From oppression and from violence he will rescue them, And their blood will be precious in his eyes.
Psalm 72: 12 For he will rescue the poor who cry for help, Also the lowly one and whoever has no helper.
Psalm 72: 16 There will be an abundance of grain on the earth; On the top of the mountains it will overflow. His fruit will flourish as in Lebʹa·non, And in the cities people will blossom like the vegetation of the earth.
Psalm 72 is just one example of the many Kingdom promises that we are set to see in our lifetime.
The key to understanding these Kingdom Promises remains the same John 17: 3 This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.
Find out why we know that God isn’t imposing his rulership through the Kingdom, understand that all other governments are illegitimate, established on a false premise. It is a bit like when a visitor enters your home and then pushes you out or tells everyone your rules no longer apply.
Notice the words of Romans 13: 1 Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God.
As guests in his home who abuse the trust, they enjoy Humans are going to be called to account. But we remember the key words of Jesus Christ the Son of God at Matthew 6: 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness,” and our own prayer (we often repeat the model prayer and the key sentiment is found at Matthew 6: 9 “You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified.10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.
As we pray for that kingdom we acknowledge God’s right to rule and our desire to follow his King. So explore the Bible, study its prophetic words and build your faith in our God and Creator – the reward you can live with the hope of “Enjoying Life Forever”. For assistance in understanding the bible’s promises visit JW.org (available in 1,054 languages)