Jeremiah said, “They will say there is peace, peace when there is no peace”. [Jeremiah 8:11] So what has changed down through history since then? In 1939 Mr. Chamberlain, waved a piece of paper in the air and said there is peace in our time. Since then we have had wars and more wars and rumours of wars. [Matthew 24:6] In 1990 the Green Peace people claimed the 90’s were to be a decade of peace. The 1990’s were anything but peaceful with more wars and rumours of wars. [Mark 13:7] So has anything changed in the 21st century? The short answer is no, with 9/11 in America and the bombings in London. Since then there have been more wars and rumours of wars. [Luke 21:11] Basically the war to end all wars in 1914 was simply the prelude to the war that will really bring an end to the world as we know it, as more wars and rumours of wars continue. [Luke 21:12] There will be floods and famine and the world will run around in circles looking for answers from this program or that program and declare once more that the answer is more “education”.
The answer may be more education but the question is education in what? Satan is the god of this world [2 Corinthians 4:4] for the moment and his five “I wills” in Isaiah 14:12-15 make it very clear he is not going to give up the fight any time soon. This can be seen in the removal of prayers in public places, Bibles not allowed in many countries and the death and persecution of our Brothers and Sisters in many lands of the world. Every day they lose their jobs, their homes, their Churches, their freedom, their lives and the World body created to protect people - the United Nations - does nothing. So where is this education coming from and what type of education could change this situation?
In the Seven Churches of Asia Yeshua gives clear warning to all who will listen to what is required of those who believe in the truth of the Gospel. [Revelation 2:29] The Words that Yeshua spoke to His disciples were the only type of education that can change lives. “I came to set the captives free”, said Yeshua [Luke 4:18] and all eyes were on Him as He read these words of truth. We have many ministries around the world to people in jails but we have to remember those people are there because they are in a different prison, a spiritual one. They are there because they have followed the father of lies not the Word of truth. [John 17:17] There are many people trapped in a spiritual prison because of the lies they have followed, instead of the Father in Heaven who loves them and wants to set them free to have His peace. [John 14:27] In all of these wars and rumours of wars we can have the only true and lasting peace if we will let our one perfect teacher educate us through His Word. [John 14:26] As the writer C. S. Lewis said, all we need is faith and faith is like diving off a high board into the water. You know the water is going to catch you. When we dive off our comfortable place into the arms of our heavenly Father in faith we know He will be there catching us as we fall at His feet. [Luke 7:38] The world may be trying to remove the Word of God from our work places, our schools and our homes but as it has been said, they can never remove it from our hearts, because the one who loves is leading us at all times, through all wars and rumours of wars. Through all this we can cry out that there is peace in my heart a peace that passes all understanding. [Philippians 4:7]