Since the Garden of Eden, mankind has done everything in their power to return the world to such a peaceful existence. Plato described his theory as to how it could come about in The Republic. Thomas Moore wrote his treatise on peace called Utopia. Artists have tried to capture the image of what such a society would look like. In 1840, eighty utopian settlements were founded by people like Nathaniel Hawthorne and the father of Louisa May Alcott. One such society took to making eating utensils. The name of the tableware is well-known while the society for peace has faded—Oneida. Peace is a marvelous desire, but men and women cannot maintain the tenuous balance.
The only guarantee for a perfectly peaceful society rests upon a perfect ruler. The perfect ruler cannot resort to man’s methods of war and conquest. For centuries, these have been the brutal tool to subjugate sovereign nations into peaceful federations. The perfect ruler cannot lean upon conventional wisdom. “But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish” (James 3:14-15).
The perfect ruler cannot shrewdly use the trends of the time. He must be timeless and he can never transfer power to another. His right to rule in perfect peace rests upon His supremacy above all others. He must be unparalleled.
The perfect ruler cannot crush and humiliate his people with tyrannical force. He must use the weapons of peace, the strategy of heavenly wisdom, the compassion of a loving father, and the discernment of eternal experience. The Perfect Ruler has always been, but he invaded our world in the innocence of a cooing baby two thousand years ago. He instructed the interested with his heavenly wisdom. he intreated the sinner with His compassion. He is Jesus Christ and He will return to rule and reign.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: And the government shall be upon his shoulder: And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)