There are different kinds of peace;
Peace as an individual,
Peace as a group/nation/people,
or Peace among groups/nations/peoples...
Also there is REAL Peace, Peace on the surface, and phony Peace....
REAL PEACE !!!
But now, in CHRIST JESUS, you who then were far off, came to be near by the blood of Christ.
FOR HE IS OUR PEACE, he making us both one and breaking down the wall of partition, in his flesh having made to cease the enmity, the law of the commandments in decrees, that he might in himself create the two into one new man,
MAKING PEACE, and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, slaying the enmity in himself. and coming he proclaimed peace to you, the ones afar off, and to the ones near. Ephesians 2: 13-17
The word which he sent to the sons of Israel, preaching the GOSPEL OF PEACE through JESUS CHRIST, this one is Lord of all!
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 5:1
How can anyone have real peace?
Some one that is one with their CREATOR, has peace!
AGREE with God and be at PEACE, thereby good will come to you
AGREE with God that I am a sinner,
AGREE with God that I deserve hell, or that I don't deserve heaven,
AGREE with God that only Jesus Christ sacrifice is sufficient to pay my debt,
AGREE with God that I'm lost without him,
AGREE with God that I need him to lead me, that I don't know what I''m doing,
AGREE to humble myself before God,
AGREE to surrender to God, all of me, the good, the bad and the ugly,
ENTRUST your soul to a faithful creator and guaranteed you will have PEACE!
Are you at war with your creator?
Unless you believe that you are going to win, may we suggest that you ask terms of peace,
otherwise how will it end for you?
Jesus Christ said this to his disciples;
I have spoken these things to you that you may have peace in me. You have distress in the world, but have courage, I have overcome the world. John 16:33
But the advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things and shall remind you of all things that I said to you.
PEACE I leave to you, MY PEACE I give to you.... not as the world gives I give to you.
Let not your hearts be agitated, nor let them be fearful.
to be continued.....
Inspiration for this page from a discussion I had with Milton Ransom on this topic. Hopefully we can continue this conversation on this very real and very important issue!