|Isaiah 2:4 |
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and 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 any more.1
1 Notice, an almost the word-for-word prophecy of Micah 4:1-3:
But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow to it.
And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
While this prophecy has been fulfilled spiritually, it has not been fulfilled physically. Considering all the other prophets statements, it will be fulfilled physically. One day, the Lord will rule the world through his saints; but He will not be here physically. He will rule through those saints whose thoughts, words, deeds, and power come from Him alone. Before he rules, he will eliminate all the people who do not listen to and obey his voice.