Christ, in very un-pluralistic fashion commanded his people to disciple the nations (Matthew 28:18-20), teaching them to obey all that Christ taught them (which excludes all that other religions teach); this is also why judges and kings are commanded to “kiss the Son” (Psalm 2:10-12). Christ is Lord of all! This rule of Christ, to whom “all authority has been given” in heaven and on earth, comes through the “dominion” of the Church. Not a dominion of oppression and dominance, but a dominion of nurture and cultivation as she teaches and lives the Gospel of Christ and thus draws the nations (Isaiah 60) into the Kingdom of God. Jeremiah gives us a picture of this in the following verses.
Surely the success promised to Jeremiah’s ministry is promised also to the ministry of the Church, for Jesus says to us, “and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world!” God’s purpose for the earth and for the inhabitants of the world will be fulfilled even though God’s enemies strive against Him and His Church. Here again is postmillennial hope! Here is Gospel victory, victory in history for the Kingdom of God!