I once wrote: “We need God to come to the world – to cleanse the world – to make peace – world peace…” – back then I did not think about what was wrong in that statement – did not think what that meant in terms of God coming and going or being here or having been there. Knowing God already IS in the world yet not of the world – I was wrong in saying Jesus needs to come back for peace as if He had not yet. Well HE DID. He came. He brought PEACE as a PATH. Not in part or parting but in full in fulfilling. But we need to keep bringing peace to reveal it wider to those who do not see. Many miss the path and point all together.
Was it OK that I was wrong in my writing? Well I am human, and it IS better that it is OK that I made a turn to return, to re-understand what I was blind to. Now I saw it glaring. God cleaned my glasses AND my soul.
Grasping God having made the world, imprinted Himself into Jesus to come to the world and planning for Jesus coming back to the world ARE simply difficult truths to wrap our heads around as we are world dwellers. No notions or hopes, even as noble as we have, can wrap around a God Who IS bigger than all of our thoughts about Him. Bigger than any description. God is not just big, God IS. God is not just here there everywhere, God IS. God is not just anything, God IS. If God refers to Himself as I AM, then you know no human reasoning can envelop Him. He envelopes LOVE therefore He envelopes our thoughts lives and individual world views. Oh, He is bigger than the universe too. He IS WAS there BEFORE and never NOT there.
Jesus was is and will be God to our earthly existence as He came to be God on earth, came to us to go to Him. God thought ahead, behind, around, God just IS. God thought of you thru all of “it” too.
My statement “We need God to come to the world – to cleanse the world – to make peace – world peace…” was innocently ignorantly mis-stated, yet I meant back then the same truth we still have today: WE NEED JESUS FOR PEACE.
Let me rephrase: We need to think of Jesus as founder of peace, act like Jesus as an educator of what will bring personal and larger peace, and rely on Jesus to execute His Our Father’s plan for peace – all the while rely on the Truth that God IS in CONTROL. God IS.
Also back then I did not think about what I now know – that every knee will bow to Jesus – but not all in devotion but all in acknowledgement of Him as mighty and powerful and Lord – both those who followed Him as Lord and those who DID NOT!
So in the thick of life’s ups and downs, the one consistent down we should strive for is a knee down for Jesus. If He IS the Name above All Names. Then He IS.
So it’s OK to be wrong grammatically when Jesus is still RIGHT. But we need to be RIGHT with Jesus to cover our wrong. We need to TURN, RETURN, be RIGHTED.
It is sad, yes, but the truth is there will never be “world peace” – even if we strive to find and make peace in the world (which we should). It is more important than ever to share peace with people in the world as an extension of His peace to us. Be right with Jesus over right with the world. Jesus came to the World yet the world did not know Him. Many hear about Him, but don’t hear IN Him. He and we are NOT of the world but IN Him IN the world, therefore we ARE for the people in the world to know Him thru HIS love. We love Him into the world and love never fails.
Let us bring Jesus’s LOVE TO each other.
GOD IS LOVE.
Unity Through Humility
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
The Humbled and Exalted Christ
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, …”