Who Are The Peacemakers? are post 7 in the Beatitude Series and will help you understand Who The Peacemakers Are, and what we can do to possess this Kingdom requirement.
May you clearly discern the voice of the Holy Spirit ministering to you while reading this article.
Who Are The Peacemakers?
Blessed are the peacemakers,Matthew 5:9
For they shall be called sons of God.
The word for peace in Hebrew is ‘Shalom’ and means peace with the absence of disorder and trouble. Peace in Hebrew means to always be the better one.
In this Beatitude, the reward will be granted to the peacemakers, and not the peace lovers.
Peace lovers may love peace in a way that will result in trouble, rather than peace, and then they become troublemakers.
To be peacemakers is to have peace within ourselves, and have pure hearts like the previous Beatitude.
“Blessed are the pure in heart,Matthew 5:8
For they shall see God.”
The word peacemaker can easily cause confusion.
In this context it is not to go and make peace with our enemies (something that is also expected from us), but rather that the peace we have within our hearts radiate to others, and then we will be makers of peace = peacemakers.
How To Be Peacemakers
When we doubt if we are in right standing with God it can create guilt which can rob us of peace.
To rid ourselves of this guilt all we have to do is confess the things the Holy Spirit is showing us that are standing between us and God.
If it is to forgive ourselves or others, then we have to confess it to God and ask for His help and guidance on it.
If we have to walk away from sin, we have to confess it to God and ask Him to help us never to return to that sin.
When we follow these steps and our hearts do not condemn us, then our faith, trust, and confidence in God will be restored.
“Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.”1 John 3:21
Our testimony of being a peacemaker can be reflected in our lives.
“Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.1 Timothy 3:7-9
We will have a clean, clear conscience when we know our sins are forgiven and we are washed clean by the blood of Jesus.
“For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”Hebrews 9:13-14
Our lives reflect Christ when we live honorable lives, and we will be convinced of a clean conscience.
“Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably.”Hebrews 13:18
Our conscience gets hurt when we want to defend ourselves if hurt by others.
“Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
“Who committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously”2 Peter 2:18-23
Surrendering it all to God, allowing Him to take care of it will lift the burden from us, and helps us to have a clean conscience before God.
There is power in the spiritual realm when we are patient, and by being peacemakers.
“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,Proverbs 16:32
And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”
When we die to ourselves, and our own selfish desires, we lie down our own will and live unselfishly in love that demonstrates our testimony to others.
Not only will the peacemakers be blessed, but their reward will be to be called God’s children.
Let’s Get Practical
Application: To be peacemakers and to live a life that will be a testimony to the unbelievers, to avoid that they fall into the snare of the devil, to hold our faith with an undefiled conscience (1 Timothy 3:7-9).
Promise: We can be certain that God is a promise-keeping God and we will be called His children when we are peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)
Prayer points: To repent our sins when the Holy Spirit minister to us, asking God to wash us clean with the blood of Jesus (Hebrews 9:13-14). For our conscience to be cleansed by living dignified lives (Hebrews 13:18). For God’s wisdom from above, that is pure, peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy, good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy (James 3:17).
Additional reading: Philippians 2:1-30.
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