The world’s view of peace is the absence of conflict, trouble, and having freedom from mental and emotional disturbance. For the believer, peace is a person and that is our faith. Jesus said that in this world we will have trouble, but in Him we may have peace. Our ability to have peace comes from Him. I am going to talk about how, as believers, can live in peace while we are in a conflict and how we can prepare ourselves before a conflict arises.
On the earth we have two basic influences, the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan, there is no grey area. If we want to be people who carry the presence of God, we are called to discern the two kingdoms and act on God’s alone—not only for our sake but also for the sake of others.
In John 5:6 Jesus asks an invalid of 38 years, “…Do you want to get well?” He responded by saying no one would help him into the pool and someone always gets ahead of him. So Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” The man was cured, picked up his mat and walked away.