Saturday, January 20, 2018

War and Peace!

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Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.  God has done it all! He sent Christ to make peace between himself and us, and he has given us the work of making peace between himself and others.  What we mean is that God was in Christ, offering peace and forgiveness to the people of this world. And he has given us the work of sharing his message about peace.  We were sent to speak for Christ, and God is begging you to listen to our message. We speak for Christ and sincerely ask you to make peace with God.

2 Corinthians 5: 17 - 20

The very nature of "fallen man" is that he declares war on God!  Every human being who is the son of Adam sets his life in full opposition to God and the Will of God.  When you were born, you became a member of the family of man and you were enlisted into the army of opposition to the Creator!  Unredeemed men have no other choice.  Since our father Adam and our mother Eve stepped outside the bounds of obedience to the will of God, every man and woman has followed them to certain death!

But Jesus came to planet earth to redeem for God those who were lost and dying because of sin and to make Peace with God for those who turn their hearts to Him!  Many soldiers over the course of the history of earth have experienced war that suddenly becomes peace.  A major battle is won or a peace treaty is signed and the war is no more!  Those who were fighting just to stay alive can put down their weapons and enjoy the lack of conflict!

Because of Jesus and His Blood you do not have to be at war with God!  His Blood allows everyone who turns their heart to Him to enjoy Peace with God forever!  Of course, even when you are at Peace with God, there will be, until Jesus returns, the problem of Satan and his forces trying to undo you and destroy your Peace.  But all Satan can do to you is to make you uncomfortable here and perhaps kill your body.  Beyond that the Enemy cannot touch your Eternal Peace with Jesus!  That is why, in-spite of all the problems on this earth, as a disciple of Jesus Christ you can rejoice even today!

"Lord Jesus, thank You for reminding me that I have Peace with God because of You!  Give me an opportunity to share that wonderful news with someone today!  Praise Your Holy Name now and always!  Amen."

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