THE TIME TO MAKE PEACE
Updated: Aug 27, 2020
Commonly, the term "He or She made their Peace with God" is made about people who were near death, and had previously departed this life. The idea is that they had come to terms with death itself, and had settled their accounts with God before they left this life. And while this is definitely possible, from the biblical perspective it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of true reconciliation with God, and the obtaining of Peace.
Peace is not something to have scurried after at the end of one's life, it is not the "go-to" when the Big D. is knocking on your door. No, Peace is to become an active part of our daily lives, especially Peace with God. Most of us are not comfortable with talking about death, because we don't really believe the message of Eternal Life through the Lord Jesus Christ. Before we tackle the subject of Death, let's deal with the subject of Peace.
Peace is among the most precious substances of these end-times. Without it, the wear and tear of life would be unbearable. There are many sources of pseudo peace, temporary distractions from life's hardships (which I will not take the time to list), but I am convinced that there is only one source of Peace that carries the necessary weight to be able to stand up to life's ultimate question. What happens when we die?
Therefore being justified by faith, we have Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...Romans 5:1
Unless we have faith in Jesus Christ and have accepted him as our personal Savior and Lord, there will be "No PEACE" with GOD, and if there is no peace with God, then we have but a Pseudo Peace which will crumble in the face of God's eternal judgment. When Jesus gives you Peace, it pays dividends in this life, and in the next.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Tribulations and trials, pressures and stressors of every kind are moving like waves upon the earth's shore... Flood like waters of distress have invaded our cities. Maybe you have felt the birth pangs, or experienced the tide. But I have "Good News" for you, there is a "Peace that passes all understanding", there is a Rest that runs deeper than the ocean floor.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Come unto me all ye that labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you Rest...
Now concerning the topic of Death
The sting of death has been removed through one precise act of God, and nothing else can truly remove its devastating sense of absolution and finality.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Even Death has a destiny, it will come under the Judgement of God
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
Jesus came to give us peace with God, Yes, He is the Prince of Peace!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 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, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 9:6-7
The time to make Peace is now, and not at the end of one's earthly life... There is only one way to obtain Peace with God (to Make Peace with God), and to have the Peace of God, it is through Jesus Christ the Lord. Everything else is but a Pseudo-Peace.
... And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. Colossians 1:19-20
His Rest is Glorious