“Peace maker, Godly worker, Word keeper, Created in my likeness, My child, that is who you are”
If you are familiar with the song lyrics “waymaker” then you know. This would be one of the lyrics God sings to us.
Moving on, we are created to be peacemakers. Believers full of the peace of God. This peace will be misunderstood by carnal Christians and non believers as war sometimes. But, it’s in our regenerated spiritual DNA. This is a peace given to us by Jesus when we accepted Him as Lord and Saviour (John 14:27).
We are children of God when we walk in peace and make peace with others. Often many naive believers think it’s okay to compromise the word of God to please a person or not “hurt” them. Does God allow that? No. In Matthew 10:34, Jesus makes it clear that the word will divide families and near and dear ones we have in this world.
Selfish man creates division to destroy by using manipulative words. A godly man sows peace to save the soul, even if it means there may be problems now. This is a hard saying. Yet, it is the truth that can only be understood by faith based on the word of God.
Who is a Peace maker?
1. Child of God (Matthew 5:9) 2. Spiritually minded (Romans 8:6) (Philippians 4:7) 3. Cheerful (John 16:33) 4. Thankful (Colossians 3:15) 5. Soul winner (Ephesians 6:15) 6. Trusts in God (Isaiah 26:3) 7. Loves God’s righteousness (James 3:18) 8. Believe in the power of His blood (Isaiah 53:5) 9. Love enemies (Jeremiah 29:7) 10. Doer of the Word (Philippians 4:9) (James 1:22)
There are a lot more ways to be a peacemaker.
Remember, Jesus did not leave property or any perishable item for us but His awesome Peace that passes all human understanding.
The carnal and spiritual believers, are two types of Christians that exist in the church. If you are wondering why church is a mess and so many problems exist within the church, here is an answer.
Who is a carnal christian?
They are spiritually dead and is of the world. Their end is death. (Romans 8:6). I want to share 5 traits that help identify the carnal christian.
Their mind goes against God’s word. Their thoughts and lifestyles do not bear fruit for the glory of God. It’s not possible for them to come under the subjection of the Word of God. (Romans 8:7)
There is always jealousy, and infighting in their hearts. They are impulsive and easily given to sin. (1 Corinthians 3:3)
They love preachers rather than the person of Christ. They are biased in their approach. Love men of God more than God Himself. (1 Corinthians 3:4)
Their weapons are carnal and not spiritual (2 Corinthians 10:4). They consider humans as the enemy and not Satan and his kingdom.
They walk in the traditions of man rather than the perfect word of God. Still babes, unskilled in their christian walk (Hebrews 5:13).
Are you a carnal christian or a spiritual? So many well-meaning believers leave the church because of the behaviour of carnal christians among them.
Young musicians who’ve led music seem to suddenly fall out of faith. Nothing is sudden in life. We reap what we sow in ourselves. When we abide in Jesus we bear good fruit, otherwise it will be bad fruit (John 15:1-7).
Even spiritual believers often reveal carnal traits when they face persecution. Neglecting areas of our lives that need attention will cause us to fall back into the carnal state.
Examine your life today! Search your heart and mind in the presence of God. Let the Holy Spirit reveal to you, personally. Maranatha, Praise God and Amen.