Today the news is full of storylines that chronicle the failure of leadership around the world. For example:
A number of North African and Middle Eastern nations are witnessing widespread revolt among citizens. In one nation after another people are taking to the streets in attempts to show their displeasure with those who are currently in power. Many are working to actually oust their nation's leaders. Armed conflict is taking place in many of these nations as a result.
The world looks on with great concern at continuing developments in Japan regarding the nuclear disaster in that nation. Around the world, questions are being asked as to the effectiveness of government actions to contain the threat of nuclear contamination. Some wonder if government leadership there is being totally candid regarding the real situation.
In the United States there is a growing sense that America is in trouble—perhaps even in a state of decline. Some fear that succeeding generations will not experience the same level of opportunity that preceding generations did. American leadership is widely viewed as being a major causal factor for this decline.
Is there any hope in sight for effective global leadership—the type of global leadership that will inspire societal reforms that will produce peace and prosperity?
The answer to that question will encourage you, and the source of that effective global leadership may surprise you!
A peaceful, effective and godly Kingdom
God's Word—the Bible—speaks of the time when Jesus Christ will return to establish His government on earth. That government—the Kingdom of God—will bring that effective global leadership the world craves, and it will bring about those societal reforms that will establish universal peace and prosperity!
Note a prophecy regarding the return of Jesus Christ to establish His government on earth: "And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, 'The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!' (Revelation 11:15).
The prophet Isaiah describes some of the leadership qualities that Jesus Christ possesses: "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 forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this" (Isaiah 9:6-7).
This government will usher in a time of great educational reform that will transform society: "Many people shall come and say, 'Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.' For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore" (Isaiah 2:3-4).
A Leader of leaders for the Government of governments
Under the leadership of Jesus Christ a new era of prosperity will be enjoyed by all the world's citizens: "'Behold, the days are coming,' says the Lord, 'When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it'" (Amos 9:13).
When Jesus Christ returns to set up His Kingdom, the earth and its citizens will finally experience the global leadership it has desired but never enjoyed.
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