I want to open my blog post today with one simple question, is world peace really achievable as some of our world leaders claim? You see, never has there been such a concerted, global effort to bring about peace at any cost such as there is today. Everywhere you turn there is some kind of ‘world peace’ keeping effort. For example: peace summits of all sorts are taking place, in many churches there are pastors claiming we can arrive at world peace, there are websites taking stands for it and many commercials and world leaders pushing for it. Just Google the word ‘world peace’ and you’ll see what I mean. People are itching for it. We desire it, we want it, and we long for it. While it is a good to desire such peace, is such a peace really achievable?
“For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” 1 Thess. 5:3
“ ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” Jeremiah 6:14
As you probably already know, we are never going to arrive there! The Bible says that we are all born into sin and that we all fall short of the glory of God. We are a people with a sin nature. We are not naturally good as evolutionist claim. I mean, consider one of the first words you learned as a child, and if you are anything like me, it was probably the word “no.” This goes to show where our true nature lies and that is a sinful one. You see, we are never going to acquire that world peace that some claim we can have, as long as, our sin nature exists on this planet. Not only that but, as long as Satan is ruler of this world, there will never be such peace. After all, do you think Satan really wants ‘world peace?’ I would assume not. For Satan himself is a liar and his end goal is destruction of the soul. So despite any of our human efforts for world peace, it will never happen, and it will always end in utter failure. So if anyone says he can offer you world peace, please know that this is the enemy in disguise.
Even though such ‘world peace’ is not achievable. People still long for it and sadly are looking for it in all the wrong places. People look to others, to government, to material things, to drugs, to self fulfillment, to lustful desires, gambling, pride, and more. We are seeking after utopia ideas like a ‘blissful’ universe, a ‘blissful’ state, a ‘blissful’ perfected people. And friends, we won’t have such things until the day God himself sets up His kingdom on this planet and ushers in the New Jerusalem. And OH what a day that will be! So please do not lose heart. For there is hope for world peace, just not while Satan is ruler of this world. But you don’t have to take my word for it….
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Rev. 21:1-4
Wow! Now that sounds like world peace to me. God dwelling with us, no more sorrow, no more crying, no more death! That is world peace at its purest!! And this peace will be for all those who call Jesus Lord and believe in him. We will inherent this kingdom with God and I can’t wait for the day!
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Love you all!