What is Peace?
Is it the absence of War, Strife and disagreements Or is it Silence?
Is Peace a concept only define and discussed at the United Nations meetings concerning grievances and threats of/from country to another country, people’s within a country, etc.?
Have all the Peace Accords/Treatise/Agreements/Legislations actually brought about Peace.?
What about the Peace Within? The Peace within the heart and Soul of Man? Can a referendum, a truce, a ceasefire or roundtable conference be initiated for the Peace Within?
The question will be;
Who are the aggrieved Parties?
Who is/are the Mediating Party(ies) What are the grievances?
Where will be the venue of this meeting?
Peace cannot be seen but yet it’s presence can be felt and it’s implication experienced in prosperity, joy, stability, progress, etc.
Can we safely say that the reason why the world has not experienced Peace is because Man has no Peace Within…after all “you cannot give what you do not have”
If there is no Peace Within, then there CANNOT be Peace outside the Man and if that is so, does it mean Man and Society are Doomed?
Is Peace impossible or elusive?
But Isaiah 53:5 says “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
This scripture is always cited for its healing power and very true indeed… “by his wounds(stripes) we are healed” but there is something more..
Have you heard of the phrase “loosing his/her mind”?
Others call it insanity or madness. Exactly what the world is witnessing today but it is actually the lost of the Peace Within. A War or Strife not between two nations or people but within One individual. The battle between good and evil, right and wrong, light and darkness, life and death, etc rampaging within One Soul and non to mediate nor help.
Apart from biological and medical circumstamces, no external factor can make a man insane all by itself….these factors start externally, making it’s way to the internal(Soul) where the insanity process begins…Isaiah 53:5 says “…the punishment that brought us peace was on him…”
Jehovah God knows that to have a fruitful relationship with us, we need to be in the right state of mind and do be in the right state of mind, we need Peace Within…Hence in John 3:16 the bible says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”…
The sacrificial love of Jesus on the cross is a total package of all the aspects of salvation and accepting that love guarantees one of those aspects; Peace Within.
A man without Jesus is a Man without Peace Within(though there might not be war yet or he might be experiencing silence); that Man will perish(destroy himself or be destroyed) one way or the other and his society(a true reflection of the absence of Jesus) will perish(as it is evident today)
The troubles and challenges in the world are external factors….death, disease, poverty, heartbreaks, are all external factor…All by themselves, they cannot run a man into insanity but when allowed to sip, permeate and take hold of the Soul of man without Jesus , these external factor ignite a war Within, draining away every ounce of Peace from him/her and once Peace Within is gone, worry, panic, fear, anxiety, depression(all that the world is experiencing today) sets in and the end point is the insanity Within expressed outside in Terrorism, suicide bombings, Mass shooting/killing, etc
The broken body of Jesus is our receipt and evidence of Peace purchased for us.. The Peace we had before was lost in Adam’s Sin but now it has been purchased with our names on the receipt by the blood of Jesus.
We are not insane because of the purchased peace; We are not depressed nor mad nor anxious nor fearful nor worried because of that Peace Within(Jesus Christ)….He is called in Isaiah 9:6 “….Prince of Peace”
Jesus said in John 14: 27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
The Peace Jesus gives is the Peace Within that radiates and blossoms into the Society and such environments always experience rapid growth and prosperity…look around you today and you will see this fact blatantly
My prayer for everyone is in Philippians 4:7… And the Peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.. .Amen!!