Loving.Ministry.AlmostDaily received a very nice comment for the yesterday’s article entitled “Go Forward!” (http://wp.me/p1gGAh-l3).
The comment refers to the command that the General gave to the army during that vital battle “When in doubt, go forward”. And the comment is:
“And yet that command, in the First World War, was how they all got slaughtered.”
It is so true and the most significant is that slaughter took place within both sides. This is how a fleshy worldly war has no winners.
Who carries the name of the Lord needs to continue the spiritual warfare and seek peace in this world driven by unconditional love (remember that we live under the New Testament!). It is true that this world will not end up in a peaceful way (check Daniel, Jeremiah, Revelations, Gospels…) but this is not our job. We need to walk towards peace and unconditional love.
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
Don’t misunderstand me: it is not easy; it is not easy to turn the other cheek when someone comes to harm your children – personally, I would attach him/her/them as a tiger does! Still, we do not need to manipulate the word of God just to excuse our reaction, actions of the moment or supporting a war highlighting a covenant that it is not valid anymore. We need to remember that we are “sheep” of one Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We are not the sheep of any king, prime minister, president or any other authority. We need to serve the authorities above us but not against our real Shepherd. His word prevails. And we have strength even if we are the only one voice.
“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”
It might be the most difficult thing we have to do. Can we succeed it through His strength and wisdom? Time to think about it…
I pray that our Father gives us wisdom and understanding is ways that we never thought of, never experienced before. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen!
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