Reign Of Peace ~ Pastor William Kumuyi | DCLM Daily Manna 13/3/2015

Topic: Reign Of Peace [Friday March 13, 2015]

Text: Isaiah 2:1-9

Key Verse: “And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” (Isaiah 2:4).

If God cannot lie and if it is easier for heaven and earth to pass than one tittle of the law (prophecy) to fail (Numbers 23:19; Romans 3:4; Luke 16:7), then believers need not worry when they receive news about global upheavals, insurrections, violence and war.

They should seek succour and hope in Scripture prophecy that the time is approaching when these same weapons of mass destruction being used to wreak havoc, kill, maim and desecrate sacred lives will be converted into tools for productive agricultural enterprise (Isaiah 2:4).

Governments all over the world try hard to live up to expectation by ensuring there is peace in the society. The League of Nations and its successor, the United Nations also try hard to ensure people live in peace on earth. All their efforts are good but have not achieved lasting peace. Sin, idol worship, worldliness and rejection of God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ all stand in the way of peace. Curiously, proponents of peace also embrace these obstacles to peace.

It is obvious peace can only come through Jesus Christ. The urgent need now is for humanity to “go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he (God) will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word from the LORD from Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:3).

This is the kingdom of God Jesus commands us to pray for in Matthew 6:10. Believers must not adopt a defeatist stance in the wake of tidings of wars and disturbances. We should understand that they happen in fulfillment of prophecy. More than that, we should pray to receive the fulfillment of the peace and rest promised those who follow and serve Jesus Christ.

Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 25-27

Thought for The Day: Citizenship of Christ’s kingdom of peace is open to all people.

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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