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The Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of Peace

by on September 3, 2016

The Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of Peace
Isaiah 11:1-9

True, Biblical Peace
What are the elements that produce peace?

1. The presence of Jesus who has/is the Spirit of:
The Lord, wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, fear of the Lord; delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by sight nor by hearing, but by righteousness, and fairness…
And by having on the belts of righteousness and faithfulness

2. The presence of judgment against sin
He will: Strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with breath of His lips

3. The presence of comprehensive redemption
The Kingdom of God will even bring peace to the animal Kingdom

4. The presence of Godly knowledge
Earth full of the knowledge of the Lord as waters cover the sea.

5. The presence of Godly guidance
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… Isaiah 9:7

6. The presence of Godly justice
…and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.

7. The presence of holy enthusiasm
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

False, Peace that is not Biblical
Examples of wrong approaches to peace
I Kings 18:17-18 when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, “Is that you, O troubler of Israel?”
And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the Baals.
Luke 23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. Herod and Pilate made peace with each other when they became friends against Jesus

Truth is blamed for “sowing discord” because it calls the politicians to the truth that they reject.
Politicians then blame the prophets for the “trouble” and for “troubling Israel”

Making peace with the enemies of Jesus does not make Godly peace

Justice produces peace. Injustice produces rebellion –

Biblical counsel to those who rule
II Sam. 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me,
He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
Titus 1:7-9 For an overseer must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled-

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