Ignore the devil. Jesus Christ will take care of you.

Peace & the Good News

“May you have underserved kindness
and peace from God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ.”   I Corinthians 1: 3.

We all carry our sins. It is a heavy weight upon us. These wrong-doings will eat upon a person and will destroy peace in their lives. There are sins that burden our mental attitudes of life. Many people don’t know where to start to remove sin from their lives – we have good news to help them live in peace.

Here are some examples where individuals have said I must rid myself of this plague that is on me. In the United States, the use of certain chemicals has reached a vast burden upon us. Recently, I read where San Francisco, California was considering to find a place where heroin could be injected on those who are addicted to this drug.

They don’t even attempt to remove the problem! All this does is support the drug use. The drug user becomes useless very quickly. It is a sin to allow this addiction since our body is a temple which should be used for the glory of God.   II Corinthians 6:16, tells who we Christians are.

“And what agreements does God’s temple
have idols? For we are a temple of a living God;
just as God said: “I will reside among them,
and walk among them, and I will be their God,
and they will be my people.”

 

When there is abuse to our clay body – we suffer on this earth. We can only have peace when we keep our bodies in line with God’s plan.

 

The sin of treating others with contempt and often abusing those we associate with is a sin. There is an attitude among some men to strike a wife and/or child. Such an act often comes when the use of alcohol is used. Some men might strike women and/or children because it makes them feel powerful. It’s difficult to understand their mental process.

It seems every day we can read in the newspaper or hear over the telephone how some male has used physical force by choking, hitting, or striking someone who had lesser power. A bully is like this. Psalms 73:6, states not to do violence.

“Therefore, haughtiness is their necklace;
Violence clothes them as a garment.”

One of the qualifications of an elder is not for him to be a striker. This is found in I Timothy 3:3.

“Not a drunkard, not a violent,
but reasonable, not quarrelsome,
not a lover of money.”

 

This does not bring peace in our lives. It is not only men who bring a lot of conflict but women can cause problems from having a sharp tongue, even though it may be not physical. The books of Proverbs 21:9, gives a hint of this.

“Better to dwell on a corner of the roof
Than in the same house with a quarrelsome wife.”

 

What the words of Solomon state are that there can be no peace with a female like this. Peace is not possible because words from that person stir up trouble.

Some people have been so deeply engrossed in sin that peace can never be part of them. Sin always brings conflict – not only in the personal lives of people – but in the nations also. You should understand a nation can sin. The powers that be in the United States it has been causing trouble for at least two centuries.

 

It’s well known how we have stolen from the Indians of this nation. They term that is used again and again is – Manifest Destiny.

 

Look at the evidence that supports the proof of how this land has been stolen from the Indians. Can you explain what the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Sioux, Apache, and Choctaw did to us as a race? We took their land because we could. We had more guns and more people.

There are other examples of theft such as with Hawaii and the Philippines. Then, there is the Panama nation. It matters not how we describe how the U.S. Army did this – it was still a theft.

War is a way of life in this Republic. Actually, it has been this way for hundreds of years. In 1984, the University of Oslo in Norway conducted a study of nations for countries that had been at war for centuries.

 

It appears that since 3,600 B. C. – there have been 14,000 armed conflicts on this planet. Lucifer has been busy!

 

The United States is still in the mood for war. President Donald Trump has advanced a military parade which would show off our great power. It should be a great sight. Tanks! Rockets! Solders! Cadets from the Four Academies! Fighter Jets!

The trouble with the display of military power is that it probably means war sooner – rather than later. Another problem with the military is that when the conflict is over, Congress chooses to lose – like it did in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East. Believe it or not there is some small nation that has defeated us.

We just went through eight years with that muslim-leaning socialist president Obama, who was a blight upon us. As we look back it is impossible to even consider that he was elected. His hate for America was obvious. Lucifer must have cast his spell upon the masses.

 

Our young military men shed so much of their blood. And – for what reason?

 

Maybe with President Donald Trump this will change. In Psalms 20:7, it tells us not to put our faith first in the physical.

“Some rely on chariots and others on horses,
But we call on the name of Jehovah our God.”

 

Ignore the devil. Jesus Christ will take care of you.

CREDIT: Stpetesrock.blogspot.com/2014/05/easter-4-sermon.html

It is God that brings about the shift in the surroundings. In 1942, the Japanese wanted to take Midway Island. A task force set out to do so. In approximately 5 minutes, the Japanese Navy lost three aircraft carriers. It was a tremendous victory for the United States Navy.

The odds were against this happening. God intervened. In the Pacific Theater it was essential that either side had to have aircraft carriers. This was a fatal blow to Japan.

Nations are going to be at war until the end of time. Evil will seek dominance over God’s people. Evil will take many different types of sin. Evil and sin always bring trouble, Evil and sin never want peace. It is for this reason that Jesus commented about his coming as it is found in Matthews 10:34.

“Do not think I came to bring peace to the earth;
I came to bring, not peace, but a sword.”

 

Yes, God wants us to have peace – but it will not happen until our adversary, satan,  is conquered.

 

OUR PEACE

Before we can discuss how we personally can obtain peace there must be a definition of what peace is. Peace can be set out as calmness, quietness, and tranquility. There are probably fifty words in the English language that tells us how peace comes about.

This is not sufficient, though. Peace is really when we know God and His Son becomes part of our being. This is the reason the Apostles and early Christians could and did die without turmoil. They knew God. They had accepted Jesus Christ.

It seems no other belief ever offers peace. The Christian knows God sent His Son. Galatians 5:22-24, tells us what the spirit does for us.

“On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love,
joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
mildness, self-control. Against such things
there is no law. Moreover, those who belong to
Christ Jesus have nailed to the stake the flesh
together with its passions and desires.”

When you see a person that is not at peace – whether they’re in the Church or not – these people are without Christ. When Church attendees are causing trouble in the Body; then let’s mark them as not being Christians.

The muslims are not people of peace. These demonic believers want problems. Christians are not so. Muslims men mistreat women. Muslims openly say death to Christian and Jews. The only way these demonic people can be conquered is by Evangelism. The liberals of America do not accept this.

Protestant groups adopted the social gifts for sinners. The social gifts such as food, clothes, and shelter are a waste of time. I refuse to give to any agencies that just feed people. In the liberal cities such as Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, California, the street people are begging. Only give to the people who tell others of Jesus Christ.

SEEKING PEACE

As a Christian, I am instructed – first, to tell others of Christ. People must hear about the hope of Eternity. It is the Good News. Second, the person, must believe the fact that Jesus rose from the dead and that he is alive now.

The third step is that we must confess Him as the Son of God, that gives to us eternal life with Him. The Christians says there is no other way.

 

You may have heard various remarks that there are different paths to God. This is a LIE! Do not accept this. Confess that Jesus is the way.

 

Fourth, we must repent of our sins and abhor the information against Jehovah. This is probably the most difficult of the movement toward peace. Man’s vanity has become a stumbling block for each of us. Unless we repent – then all will lose in our time. Unless we repent, then we cannot be Christians.

Fifth, there is the act of immersion. It has been given the name of baptism but this is incorrect. The Greek word means only one thing: just under, covered, and immersed. Jesus, Paul and all the early Christians were immersed.

What the difference is cannot be told but this fact we do know the New Testament meaning is “immersed”.

What has been set out is only the beginning in order to know Christ. There are other steps we are to follow once we know Christ. It is a continuing process.

Living in this world presents some conflicts that will never bring us peace. The following are human endeavors which do not bring peace:

  • Any Government,
  • Economies,
  • College learning,
  • Job security,
  • Friends, and
  • Sports.

To put your faith is these areas will only bring you disaster and bitterness. These developments are important for our lives but they won’t bring peace.

Each one of us desires peace but in the world outside of Christ it is impossible Matthew 10:33-34, tells us that Christ had a mission.

“But whoever disowns me before men,
I will also disown him before my
Father who is in the heavens.”

 

You and I have a mission to perform and it is straight forward. Our mission is to leave our hearts in Jesus Christ – ONLY. We cannot be found any where else.

 

The good news is that we’ll have peace in our hearts and lives if we play by God’s Rules. He says we must quit worrying. Our Lord will take care of our problems.

 

CONCLUSION

  • Seek peace.
  • Peace can only be found in one place.
  • The New Testament tells us how and when to find peace.

 

God Bless Our Republic.

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

“What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged –
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge –
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.

Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer –
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.”

 

Gerald K. Fugit
412 North Texas
Odessa, Texas 79761

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