Tuesday, August 9, 2011

True peace on earth

"Give me Liberty or give me death!" these words have been echoed by every man who died for the cause of their Christ and their Gospel. Amen.

I am reminded of this saying that for so many years was the laughing stock of all beauty pageants, as every debutante would recite verbatim, "I want world peace."

This in and of itself seems harmless enough to ask for, yet when painted with a broad struck of a paint brush, it leads a person to have false hope.

Such is not to pray for peace on earth in such broadness, rather for man to seek out Whom peace resides in, and share with others the source of their newfound peace - The Word of God teaches us that peace comes through Jesus Christ, who is the One who gives us peace (see John 14:27/Philippians 4:7).

I am also reminded of another common saying I have heard "This world is going to hell in a handbag." Although this saying may be a cliche there is much truth to it.

According to the Book of Revelation and throughout the Word of God, this world as we know it has fallen to the Glory of God (see Romans 3:23), such is to know that only through Jesus Christ we have liberty/peace from the impending and complete destruction of this world, and earth (see Romans 3:24-26/John 3:16/Revelation 20:11/Revelation 21:1).

**"The World," is not a mass of land and water, but rather a wicked and perverse generation from the very ends of this earth who desire no repentance and reconciliation with their God and Creator.**

If there is anyway to pray for peace on earth, it's peace in man through conviction by hearing the Word of God, that they may repent of their sins and look to God through faith in Jesus Christ in whom and whom only reconciliation to God is afforded and comes through (see Romans 5:12,15) Amen.

Such is to plead for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation from the Father of Glory our God in his knowledge and to the testimony of the Christ, that our eyes may be opened to the Truth and hope in Jesus, that we will walk boldly and speak fearlessly of Salvation and purpose to man, that they may be free by the only name that brings freedom in whom is Jesus, in which they are afforded liberty from doom and destruction that draws near, and given eternal life. Amen. (see Ephesians 1:17-21)

The very revolution of men prepared and walking in such a manner is the prayer to be answered and indeed has been heard and is being answered (see Isaiah 65:24), to which I say Hallelujah and Amen.

Such words speak of a revolution of men prepared and strengthened by the helmet of Salvation, the breastplate of Righteousness, the belt of Truth, with in hand the Sword of the Spirit and the shield of Faith as they march valiantly in the Gospel of peace (see Ephesians 6:10-19). Glory to God! Indeed pray for such workers of peace and not of inequity. Amen.

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry (1775).

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