Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Words from Jesus
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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”—Matthew 5:91
The sights and sounds of war ring out across the nations—cries of despair, guns firing, bombs falling, smoke rising, the displaced and the dying, stripped of hope. Everyone suffers in times of war and civil strife, as peoples and ethnic groups are driven further apart from each other.
I weep for the dead and I weep for the living. I weep for those in the world who choose evil over good, and I weep for those who suffer because of the evil perpetrated by others, as nation rises against nation, one ethnicity against another, rich against poor, one political system against the other.
Wars are the result of man’s choices and desire for power, for evil over good. No side wins a war—all are losers. Many lives are lost and even more are shattered. Countries and economies are destroyed; lives are broken; suffering and sorrow flourish. Children lose the innocence of childhood, young men and women lose the joy of youth, and the elderly lose the peace of their twilight years. Everyone loses in war.
Even those who wage war—and think they win because they come out on top—lose also, as those who live by the sword will also die by the sword.2 Those who sow evil will reap the fruit of evil in the world to come. Those who have war in their hearts and who destroy the earth will not prosper.
My love is the opposite of man’s wars. Love and salvation are My gifts to redeem and save life, to help people live and flourish and be at peace with one another. In the world to come, there will be no more death or dying; no more suffering, killing, and death. When I return as I have promised, I will establish righteousness on earth.
The entire world is at war in the universal battle between good and evil, between right and wrong, between love and hate, between righteousness and wickedness, between happiness and misery, between life and death. Sadly, many do not see the warfare waging around them, but have grown complacent and disinterested in the plight of others. All that is necessary for evil to flourish in this world is that good men and women remain noncommittal.
I have said that blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God, and they will inherit the earth. You can do your part to work toward bringing peace to the world today—the peace of mind and heart that will carry you through no matter what conditions surround you.
You can promote true peace using tools far more powerful than the weapons possessed by the armies of this world—tools of faith, love, and compassion, kind words and deeds.
Do not think that you can’t make a difference in the world. Even one man or woman empowered by My love can make a difference. You can change your part of the world—the world around you—by pointing people to true peace and My salvation.
God’s position on war
“From where come wars and fights among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?”—James 4:13
The skies are black with clouds—the clouds of the smoke of war. The ground is red with blood—the blood of innocent lives caught in the flames and torments of war. Is any cause worth so great a cost in human life? Are injustices on the part of one government corrected by the injustices of another?
No army can claim to be waging war on the side of “right.” War, killing, death, and destruction are not a part of My plan. Humankind was placed on this earth to work together in harmony and to love and care for one another. But because of sin, selfishness, and greed, man continually resorts to war and armed conflict.
Those who wage war in the name of God, claiming My blessing upon their cause, are mistaken. Those who truly know and love Me will seek and strive for peace. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”4 I went so far as to say that you should “love your enemies, bless those who curse you, and do good to those who hate you.”5
It is a law of nature that you will reap what you sow. Those who wage war, who pursue the domination, destruction, and devastation of other lands and people, will reap sorrow and bloodshed themselves. Every man and woman will give account before Me in the day of judgment, and I will reward the peacemakers.
I could use My power and omnipotence to force humanity to do what is right, but I have granted humankind the majesty of choice. I allow each person to determine their own ultimate destiny through the choices they make. I do not impose My will or My plan upon mankind.
Are you a peacemaker? Are you a child of God who has accepted My sacrifice on the cross for the salvation of humankind? Testify of My truth to others. Ask Me what part I am calling you to play to stand up for truth and justice and what you can do to change the world around you for the better.
Pray for peace. Pray for the innocent and the victims of war and civil strife.
Will you be a peacemaker?
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us. … And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”—Isaiah 9:66
Nobody wins a war; everyone comes out a loser in some way. I am a proponent of peace. War is the result of man’s wrong choices. Everyone has a choice. You can choose to live and work toward peace, to be an advocate of peace, or you can choose to stand with those who wage war.
I am sovereign over all parts of nature. I send the rain. The thunder roars at My command. My influence reaches realms unexplored by man, yet I do not force you to follow My ways. I know your innermost thoughts. I know the intentions of every human heart. Nothing escapes Me or is hid from Me. Yet I have placed the majesty of choice in your hands.
Those who choose My ways will be blessed; those who choose wrongdoing will suffer the consequences. As sure as the sun rises every morning, whatever a man sows, he will sooner or later reap. I will not turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the cries of the poor.
My ways are love, humility, peace, and harmony. I ask you to look to Me to resolve problems. Peace and freedom will not come through death, violence, suffering, and killing. I have the solutions to the sad state of the world today, and I will give these solutions to those who sincerely look to Me for guidance with an open heart. My solutions do not include trampling on the weak, turning a deaf ear to the helpless, exploiting the innocent, or waging warfare.
I am the only One who can make the world a safe place to live in. I am the only One who can establish a future of peace and prosperity, which I will do when I return to the earth as I have promised.7
Just as I taught My first disciples, you can pray for My kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. In My kingdom there will be no more war, for I am the Prince of Peace.
Published on Anchor July 2021. Read by Gabriel Garcia Valdivieso.