Sunday, June 20th, 2010
"Evildoers themselves will be cut off, but those hoping in Jehovah are the ones that will possess the earth." (Psalm 37:9)
For this to happen, the present system of things with the conflicting governments, religions, and commercial systems will have to be removed. And that is exactly what the heavenly government will do. The prophet Daniel was inspired to foretell: "In the days of those kings [now existing] the God of heaven will set up a kingdom [in heaven] that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these [present] kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite." (Daniel 2:44) God's Kingdom—a new heavenly government—will then rule over a new earthly society. There will be "new heavens and a new earth . . . , and in these righteousness is to dwell."—2 Peter 3:13.
(Watchtower issue: 5/15/08, 3:4, 5)
extra reference material:
"Your Will Be Done On Earth"
God's Kingdom - What Is It? When Will It Come?
World Powers of Daniel's Prophecy