06 January 2009

Peace on Earth – 1.6.09

Daniel 11:27 And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.

Who says the Bible isn't up with the times? Turn on the news tonight, and see how long it takes before you hear about kings sitting together and speaking lies at one table.

And they can meet, they can negotiate, they can treaty, they can draw lines in the sand all they want – in hopes of achieving "peace for our time" (read a bit of history here). Their people can protest and hold vigils and light candles all they want in hopes of bringing peace to the world.

But the end shall be at the time appointed. Make no mistake. World peace will come – but not until the Prince of Peace returns and establishes His throne in Jerusalem, and all the nations and all peoples of the world submit to His authority.

There is a statue that depicts the conditions described in Isaiah 2:4 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City (sore subject, but I didn't get to see it because the day we went they were absolutely shut down in observance of some Muslim holiday).

Now, believe it or not, they pulled the verse out of its context and failed to include vv. 2-3 in the inscription:

Isaiah 2:2-4 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he 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 of the LORD from Jerusalem. 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.

And the same principle holds true on an individual level. None of us can experience the peace of God in our hearts until we submit ourselves to the Lordship of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.


  1. There will be no peace here on earth as long as the devil is allowed to due his bidding. He has plenty of peace here on earth to carry out his commands. But Psalm 1:9 says "Thou shalt break them with the rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel." The Lord Jesus Christ has it all in His hands, and boy will the ever pay for their ill will.

  2. I agree with you! Peace has not been defined correctly in the world at all. I define peace as - "having a right relationship with God". That is the best definition I have ever gotten for it. That one thing determines peace or lack thereof. I keep looking at this post for the last couple days, and there's so much to be said on so many topics you brought up in that little post that it would be impossible for me to give any sort of complete thought in response. There's so much that could be said about rulers speaking lies in every place imaginable including to each other also! I mean wow! I assume you know what's being planned for America in the near future. Anyway, there definitely won't be peace until Christ is reigning, which I would say is also even currently true on an individual basis in people's hearts. When Christ reigns, dictates, and is Lord AND Father in a person's heart and life - now that's peace!! Thank you for the verses - I haven't noticed that one in Isaiah before, that's a great one!! a fellow laborer in the harvest - Paul