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Peacemakers !!!!!!

12 Mar

The kingdom of heaven will be an era of universal peace on earth. Sons and daughters of God should not be content to wait until the kingdom arrives, we should be busy making peace in today’s world.

Yeshua said to His disciples, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). Yeshua’s beatitude about peacemakers went against the first-century zealot impulse that called for taking up armed resistance against Rome. Several of His disciples were zealots. The beatitude about making peace attempted to turn their thoughts away from armed revolution.

Yeshua calls the peacemakers “sons of God” because, in the Bible, God is called the Oseh Shalom, that is, “the One who makes peace in His heights” (Job 25:2). Peacemakers imitate God who makes peace above.

Peacemakers are those who pursue peace as written in Psalm 34:14: “Seek peace and pursue it.” A man who pursues peace also strives to make peace. He does not just wait for his enemies to be reconciled to him. Instead, he pursues after peace like the working man pursues his daily wages. He pursues peace with his enemies and seeks to make peace between a man and his neighbor, and between a man and his wife.

James the brother of Yeshua says that the peacemaker is like the man who sows his field. He plants peace, but when the crop ripens, he harvests righteousness: “The seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:18). And it’s for this reason the writer of the book of Hebrews urges us to “pursue peace with all men” (Hebrews 12:14), and Paul tells us, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men” (Romans 12:18).

When Yeshua saved us from our sins and imparted to us eternal life we gained peace from within. Because of what He has done for us we are now to be peacemakers with our fellow man. We need to get used to it. This is the way it will be in the kingdom age.

Shalom, until next time, Lord willing,

Levi

 
 

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42 responses to “Peacemakers !!!!!!

  1. JennG

    March 12, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Well hello Levi…I’ve missed your posts! This is a great reminder … thank you 🙂

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 12, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Hi Jenn! How are you? I haven’t been on WP for quite awhile now. I have been very busy and still am. Thanks for your cheerful smile and comment. 🙂 Lord bless you!!!

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  2. paulfg

    March 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Hiya Levi, making peace – not just keeping the peace – nor just finding peace – but Making the Peace. Peace to you dear peace maker.

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  3. atimetoshare

    March 12, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    You are like a breath of fresh air. Your posts have been missed because they always lift me up.

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  4. Levi Thetford

    March 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Ah, thank you Kathy. Wished I more time. I had this on my heart and a bit of time to put it into words. Hope you and your husband are doing well? 🙂

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  5. realchange4u

    March 12, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Welcome back Okie. Did New York have to much culture and you had to find some red dirt? Welcome back brother.

    Much love Tom

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Lol. I have black dirt in my part of the state. I have and am very busy. Hope you are doing well. 🙂

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      • realchange4u

        March 12, 2015 at 8:02 pm

        I am doing fine my friend. I seen you around in a few places. How is your work in New York going.

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        • Levi Thetford

          March 12, 2015 at 8:05 pm

          Glad you are doing well. The work in NY is going well and God is blessing. I’m preparing for my foreign outreaches coming up in a few weeks. Before that I will return to NY for a couple of weeks.

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          • realchange4u

            March 12, 2015 at 8:07 pm

            If you have anything in particular that I can pray about keep me posted. Otherwise I will continue to lift you up to the Lord.

            Much love Tom

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            • Levi Thetford

              March 12, 2015 at 8:09 pm

              Thanks Tom. Right now if you would remember Paula and Patrick, a Jewish couple that I think are close to coming to Jesus. I appreciate it!

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  6. Stacy Tolbert

    March 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Amen!!! Welcome back brother Levi.

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  7. Melissa

    March 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Missed you dad!

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 13, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Thank you my dear girl! Have a wonderful and blessed day. 🙂

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  8. beenough

    March 12, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Levi, a blessing to see your post as i have been thinking about you this week. Thank you for writing.

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 13, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Good morning. Thank you for you very kind words. I hope you and your family are doing well? It’s great to hear from you! ☀️🍀

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      • beenough

        March 15, 2015 at 3:56 am

        We are in a season of rest and peace. Glory to God alone.

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  9. InfiniteZip

    March 13, 2015 at 3:51 am

    Welcome back dear friend…missed your words💐☀️☺️

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 13, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Good morning dear Kim. Thanks for the welcome and flowers. Missed you too. 🌺🌹💐🍀

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  10. wingedprisms

    March 13, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Hi Levi ! Good to see you.
    😀
    cate

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  11. Julie Harris

    March 13, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I have wondered where you’ve been :). So good to “see” you and to be encouraged by your post!!

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 13, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Hey Julie. I’m doing very well but have and am very busy. Thanks for your kind comment. Hope you are doing well. Shalom. 🙂

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  12. Susan Irene Fox

    March 13, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Levi, lovely to hear from you! I have been writing about peace this morning; your words of wisdom came as a blessing. Praying all is well with you and your outreach.

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Shalom Irene. Yes, all is well. Have been and am very busy. Hope you are doing great. Thanks!!

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  13. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    March 13, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Levi..glad to see you back… 🙂 Hope you’re doing fine…

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 13, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks a lot. I’m doing well, just very busy. Hope you’re doing well too! Shalom!

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  14. demilhadey

    March 14, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Levi is back! Thank God. Wow. Oseh Shalom. He keeps the peace up there, we make peace down here. He wouldnt have a double standard, God. He does it up there, we are commanded to do it also. Welcome back, again.

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  15. Levi Thetford

    March 14, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Hey Demi. How are you? Im doing well. Yep. we are to make peace down here but it doesn’t seem like we are making a lot of progress most of the time, does it? We must do it on a personal level nonetheless. Thanks for chatting and coming by. Have a great weekend, my dear. 🙂

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  16. Elaine

    March 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Good to see you here! Great piece.

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  17. IrmMa

    March 14, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Levi! Missed you. Been remembering you in my prayers. Good to see you are doing well. Great post.

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks so much for the prayers and kind words. Hope you’re doing well!!! 🙂

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  18. Shaquana Gardner

    March 16, 2015 at 7:31 am

    ” Sons and daughters of God should not be content to wait until the kingdom arrives, we should be busy making peace in today’s world.” <—- Amen Levi!! Amen!!! God bless your merciful soul! May we all strive together in God’s glorious name toward redeeming the souls of God’s beautiful children and breaking the chains of evil in this world! And so it is! Blessings to you always and forever, brother Levi!

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 16, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Thank you, dear girl. I hope you are well. It’s always nice to hear from you!! Lord bless you. 🙂

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