(Philippians 4:7 KJB) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Our Government and the news media are always up in arms concerning peace. We have a President, a Congress, and a Press who believe they can sit down and “talk peace” with the Saddam Hussein’s, the Adolf Hitler’s and the Genghis Khan’s of the world and get peace.
We have seen in recent months where Bernie Madoff, made–off with billions of dollars from family, friends, and business associates. As far as those who lost their fortunes through Bernie, they would put him in the class of those who are willing to talk but not change.
The problem is they do not know the Peace of God. All they know is me, myself and I. It doesn’t matter what happens to you so long as I get what I want. This is where our World is today. It is a me, myself, and I world. Just so you understand, it has always been that kind of world, because the prince of the world is in control.
(Ephesians 2:2) Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
This prince is in control of our President, our Congress, and a good per cent of our news media. He is in control of our education system, our social lives, and all that consumes our thoughts.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, then this prince will no longer have control of your life. The problem we Christians have is we keep looking over our shoulder, peeking back, and in some cases longing for the old times, when sin and the prince of the air controlled our lives.
Instead of looking back, we need to look at our President and our Congress, and remind them who they work for, and that abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, and marriage other than one man and one woman is contrary to the Word of God. The taking of lives, and the ruination of marriage as God created is beyond the Peace of God.
Our real problem is a great falling away of the Principles on which this country was founded. We are falling away from the Principles God set in place. The Ten Commandments have been hidden behind locked doors in a basement of a court house. Some are wanting to remove God’s name from our Pledge of Allegiance and our currency. It won’t be long and we will change our National Anthem to some rap song.
Our country is in dire straits. We as a nation need to get back to the Lord. Remember Him, and pray for His mercy.
(2 Chronicles 7:14 KJB) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Our churches are diminishing in size. Christians are walking away from Bible teaching churches, and some are even returning to their wicked ways. We must get back to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bro John R. E Chastain
Evangelist Retired Pastor
NOTE: This was first published in the Wellington Leader, Wellington, Texas, April, 2009. The introduction is a bit outdated, but the article is timely.