Monday, November 27, 2006

Thoughts on the World Today...

Looking through the headlines today doesn't allow for a very optimistic conversation. War, Terror, Genocide, Murder, Robbery, Divorce, Scandal, Hate and the list goes on and on! Afghanistan isn't much better off than it was before. Terrorists are still at large. And, in the name of Peace we all continue to send more troops into the battlefield as "peacekeepers". Here in Canada our troops are called "peacekeepers," yet they drive tanks and carry assault rifles!

This world's idea of peace if quite screwed up! We try to force peace at the end of a gun barrel, instead of trying to change to people we are "fighting for". Peace doesn't come from outside forces it comes from within the soul and spirit of a person.

Jesus came to this world not to force peace on all mankind, but to show us the way of peace on an individual basis.

Joh 10:7-11 Jesus therefore said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. (8) All that came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. (9) I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture. (10) The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. (11) I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep.

Joh 16:33 These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Phi 4:6-9 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. (8) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (9) The things which ye both learned and received and heard and saw in me, these things do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

It is Jesus who brings true peace to our soul and spirit. It's His Spirit living in us that transforms us from hateful, dishonest, hurtful, deceitful to loving, kind, gracious, peaceful, joyful people.

It is difficult to be at peace with this world until you are at peace with God and yourself first!

Let the peace of Jesus wash over you today, and help you change your world one soul at a time!

Yours for Peace,
Pastor Fred

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This week Lord Jesus we bring the country of Canada. Let the revival of your Word and Name sweep across this vast dominion. Let all ethnic groups that now call this great land home become hungry for something more, and find YOU! Let the Church arise to become the bastion of Truth that it is meant to be. Let you people become the light and power that spreads your Gospel throughout all this land!
We ask this all in the Name of Jesus Christ -- Amen!