The Old Testament is full of prophecies about the time when the Lord will establish his Kingdom. One example is Habakkuk 2:14:

The earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

This is a tremendous prophecy. The Lord is saying that the time will come when his glory will be present in every part of the earth. There will be no place in the world where his name is not honoured and glorified. He will be victorious through the entire world. All things will be brought into submission to him as the kingdom of God is extended throughout the earth.

The prophet Micah spoke of the glory of the kingdom of God. He described it as a time of great blessing.

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war any more. Every man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the Lord Almighty has spoken (Mic 4:3-4).

The coming of the Kingdom will bring peace to the whole earth. Men will not even need to prepare or plan for war. Every person will have an abundance of the fruit of the earth. No one will be poor, and there will be no need to fear. This will truly be a golden age, a time of great blessing on the earth.

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