Think not that I have come to send peace...Will Jesus send peace?
When man’s failings just increase?
Receive His love please!
Think not that I have come to send peace on earth: I come not to send peace, but a sword.Matthew 10:34
Considering the foregoing information on the dangers and deceptions of the new-age movement, with the simultaneous introduction of the Mark of the Beast system, with it's associated false peace. Also contemplating the agonising choice presented to the Multitudes in the Valley of Decision it would be appropriate to look at the ramifications of the outworking of God's plan of Salvation for Mankind, with the alternative plans of Satan to 'insomuch that, if it were possible, deceive the very elect'. Matthew 24:24
From a biblical perspective the family is the most essential unit upon which the stability of society depends. The moral landslide into the abyss of wretchedness, which typifies late twentieth/early twenty-first century living, is particularly due to the associated failure and breakdown in family relationships. Lack of adherence to moral values, unforgiveness, selfishness and a lack of trust, combine to undermine the foundation of society.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
God's heart and will is to see whole families living in love, peace and harmony!
"Any man with eyes in his head, whatever the ideas in his head, who looks at the world as it is today, must know that the whole social substance of marriage has changed . . . Numbers of normal people are getting married, thinking already that they may be divorced . . . The Church was right to refuse even the exception. The world has admitted the exception; and the exception has become the rule . . . The Catholic Church, standing almost alone, declared that it would in fact lead to an anarchical position; and the Catholic Church was right. "G.K. Chesterton
Quotation Courtesy of the American Chesterton Society
(from G.K. Chesterton's 1935 book The Well and the Shallows).
Clearly the coming Great Tribulation period will wreak increased havoc and tensions on existing families.
Jesus did teach that a decision to follow him could/would create family conflicts:
A man's foes shall be they of his own household .
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
The Revelation of John describes the rider on the white horse riding out to conquer. This rider is the generally acknowledged as being the Antichrist or Beast.
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:7-12
We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
During the Great Tribulation period those who have accepted the Mark of the Beast will betray those who refuse to accept this diabolical system. Those choosing instead to follow Jesus Christ and receive eternal life will be hated even by their own families.
The brother shall betray the brother to death .
Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
But justice shall prevail, have patience .
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Remain therefore committed to doing the will of our Father in Heaven .
Have we not all one father??????
Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
Whosoever shall do the will of my Father .
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Seek unity and peace among the brethren comforting one another .
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
2 Corinthians 13:11
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Let not your heart be troubled, fear not and receive God's peace ..
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Looking for the Blessed Hope, the Prince of Peace, the Eternal Kingdom .
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Pele-Yo‘etz El Gibbor, Avi-‘Ad Sar-Shalom, (Reference: "Complete Jewish Bible")
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
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