Today there are many people who are crying out for peace. They would like to see an end to war and an end to fighting. Their signs include slogans like these:
War is not a very pleasant subject. Most people do not like to think about soldiers dying on battlefields or bombs being dropped on cities that are filled with men, women and children. Most people long for the day when there will be no more war and when there will be truly "peace on earth."
The Bible tells us that someday the Lord Jesus Christ will be KING and He will rule this world from the city of Jerusalem (see Isaiah 2:1-5). He will be called "the PRINCE OF P_______________ (Isaiah 9:6). When Jesus is KING OF THE EARTH will there be any war (Micah 4:3)? _____ Jesus Christ will make "wars to _______________ unto the end of the earth" (Psalm 46:9).
Yes, peace will come to planet earth. But is Jesus Christ ruling on earth today from Jerusalem? _____ Do we have peace on earth today or do we have war on earth today (see Matthew 24:6-7)? _________________________ Today the PRINCE OF THIS WORLD is the devil (John 16:11) and we know that he is not the PRINCE OF PEACE! The Bible tells us that there will be peace on earth, but not yet! There can be no true and lasting peace without the PRINCE OF PEACE!
I WILL BE UNABLE TO WRITE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS, SO THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST OF SEVERAL POSTS FROM MIDDLETOWN BIBLE CHURCH'S MATERIALS.