“Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon His Kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this”
And after reading Isaiah 9:6, at first, it was not clear why Jesus came. But among evangelical Christians, it would immediately be familiar that Jesus came to die or become the sacrifice for sin. However, that is where it all ended, and what we did not pay attention to was Isaiah 9:7 that speaks about the increase of the Child’s kingdom.
Reading Isaiah 9:7, we should have asked the question, ‘How will his government increase, and how will his kingdom be established?” And what we would have realized is that it was a point made in Isaiah 9:6. The kingdom of Christ will not appear with the peace we call peace, but with destruction because of the opposition from the world.
So, how will Christ’s government be established and or increase? Speaking with his disciples, Jesus said in connection with Isaiah 9:7. Matthew 28:18. “All power is given unto Me in Heaven and on earth.” This should have established in our minds Christ is the judge of all the earth, and having this authority, he has the right to appoint those he will to his government.
Then comes Mathew 28:19, where Jesus is appointing his disciples because of the authority he has both in heaven and in the earth. He said to his disciples, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”
In other words, we as disciples of Christ are to make of all the nations on earth disciples, and upon the people of the nations becoming disciples of Jesus Christ, we are to confirm upon them the authority of the kingdom. That is why we are to baptize them in the name and or authority of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Because we are confirming upon the people the responsibility of Christ’s kingdom and government to execute his will in the earth.
Now, becoming a part of Christ’s government, we are to teach the nations, we are accountable unto God through his son to make disciples, and to teach the nations revealing the nations are under the authority of the disciples of Christ. We are to teach them to observe all things whatsoever Christ’s commands us. Matthew 28:19.
We are accountable to God and the kingdom of Christ. And sending his disciples out with this authority, Jesus promises to lend his support in enforcing his rule in the earth. He said, “And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
Understanding these things, it should now be clear, the government of Christ will increase through the proclamation of the gospel, and the accountability of Christ’s disciples who will with the help of Christ execute God’s judgment in the earth.