Saturday, October 20, 2012



"Nevertheless, the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first He lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.  The people that walked in darkness HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, UPON THEM HATH THE LIGHT SHINED. . . . For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, THE PRINCE OF PEACE" (Isa. 9:1-6 PMV).

The judgment of God upon His creation, due to Adam's sin, was addressed to Adam, Eve, and Satan.  In Genesis 3:14-19, God pronounced His sentence upon all three; He began by telling Satan, "... I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; (He) shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel" (Gen. 3:15).  The Apostle Paul later wrote, "And the God of Peace (Jesus - Isa. 9:6) shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen" (Rom. 16:20).  Because the Word says we are positioned IN CHRIST, the God of Peace (Rom. 16:20; Jn. 14:20), we will participate in the fulfillment of Genesis 3:15!

While Jesus is the God of Peace, He did not come solely to bring peace, but He also came to bring about warfare (Eph. 6:10-12)!  Matthew wrote, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.  And a man's foes shall be they of his own household" (Mt. 10:34-36).  Luke wrote, "Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division" (Lk. 12:51).

Accepting Jesus guarantees peace with God, and an attack from His enemies! 



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