Preparing for the Peace of the Lord in the Midst of Current World Circumstances

by | Dec 6, 2022 | Church & Ministry, Faith, Jesus & the Gospel, Spirit-Led Living

Read Time: 2 Minutes 28 Seconds

The Advent season is traditionally a time for preparing one’s mind and spirit for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. This is the first week of that process. As Christmas draws near, one can find rest in a world notoriously besieged with injustice, war, senseless violence and individual misery by committing to what really matters, determining eternal truth for oneself.

Finding the essence of truth delivers one’s mind and spirit into the realm of peace.

For the Christian believer, this truth is that the Son of God was born into this system of things to obey the Father’s will, complete His purpose of creation and to glorify Him. For a Christian, Christ’s birth represents the beginning of bringing mankind into proper relationship with the Father ending in eternal kingdom peace for those who accept Christ’s sacrifice for mankind and therein each person’s salvation.

The turbulence, destruction and human suffering so prevalent in our times is but a course of events unnecessary, but yet unavoidable, in a process for the establishment of the kingdom. Such anguish is temporal in relevance to the eternity of God’s kingdom.

What seems endless in repetition is a direct path to the ultimate peace of God. God the Father intends to rescue humanity from the chaos of mankind’s sinful intemperance.

For Christians, that hope lies in Christ.

For much of the world, including the United States, the Christmas season has become a secular tradition of benevolent goodwill. Serious preparation or reflection is minimal in the chaotic activity of everyday life. Even in this estrangement from the historical foundations of the Christian faith, society can find relief from anxiety in seeking the better angels of mankind.

Without faith, finding truth can be more difficult. Absence of ultimate purpose of creation can leave one with the conclusion that mankind is hopelessly caught in an inevitable death spiral of greed, power, self-interest and abuse. However, regardless of one’s faith, religion or perspective, goodness can be found and celebrated as a simple truth for societal remedy. And so it is in the season of Advent.

The apostle Paul advises, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God,” (Phil. 4:6).

In the midst of concerning current world circumstances, Advent is the season for each of us to find within ourselves our reason for the hope of humanity.

For, in seeking goodness, the hope of peace is sustained.

In this search, in this season, may the emphasis of determining our definition of truth be for our desire to love one another.

This is what I believe. What do you believe? {eoa}

Bring Charisma magazine home with a subscription today!

Marc Nuttle is an attorney based in Norman, Oklahoma, who specializes in international trade, international foreign policy and international political affairs. He is widely recognized for his expertise in forecasting political and economic trends. He represents corporations, business projects and political entities nationally and internationally. Mr. Nuttle is the founder of the New Horizon Council, a forum for the discussion of transcendent government and business principles. He is the author of “The Moment of Truth: How Our Government’s Addiction to Spending & Power Will Destroy Everything That Makes America Great.” He is also the author of the weekly commentary The Nuttle Report.

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

Yes, Jesus Did Address Sexual Sin

Yes, Jesus Did Address Sexual Sin

Yes, Chris Bryant, Jesus really did address the subject of homosexuality, no matter how much you might want to twist the issue. After the Church of England recently set down an edict that forbid same-sex couples to marry but that each individual would receive "God's...

Influential Jesus-Believing Rabbi Issues Stern Warning for America

Influential Jesus-Believing Rabbi Issues Stern Warning for America

Rabbi Kirt Schneider, a Jewish believer in Jesus, warns that our culture will continue to go from bad to worse, just as Scripture says. "It's already too late," Schneider says. "The floodgates of darkness have been opened and there will be no global restoration or...

Get Ready, the Next Revival Will Be Very Messy

Get Ready, the Next Revival Will Be Very Messy

Many Christians pray for spiritual awakening, and that’s good. But I wonder if we realize how disruptive revival will be when it hits us like a tsunami. If you read accounts of previous revivals, three things become obvious: (1) revival requires a lot of work; (2)...

Breaking Free of the Spirit of Religion

Breaking Free of the Spirit of Religion

Recently, I was getting ready to leave in the morning when I suddenly had a vision. In this vision, I was taken into a room that appeared to be inside a funeral home. Everyone was dressed in black clothes and packed in this room, standing shoulder to shoulder and...

Take the Generational Curses in Your Life to Court

Take the Generational Curses in Your Life to Court

Have you been in a cycle of sin that, when looking deeper, your family line has battled over the years? A significant spiritual battle that many of us face is a cycle of familiar spirits, also known as generational curses. Habitual sin is often a product of an...

Beware of Satan’s Deceitful Imitations

Beware of Satan’s Deceitful Imitations

During the week as I drive to my office, I almost always turn on the local radio station and listen to the news. On a recent morning, one of the main stories being covered was about a well-known musical artist who was suing a lesser-known artist for imitating them on...

It’s Time to Drain the False Prophetic Swamp

It’s Time to Drain the False Prophetic Swamp

I believe there  are many more false prophets than true ones in America. I applaud Mario Murillo, who came out and exposed the wokeness of Christianity today. The "prophetic" swamp must be drained. The degree of goofiness and tomfoolery in the false prophetic camp is...

RECENT ARTICLES

Do You Follow God Out of Fear?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTiiiTUQYKM&t=24s People are either saved by experiencing His goodness (Romans 2:4) or by the fear of being cast into hell (Jude 23). Jesus told us He is the only...
Outspoken Christian Actress Cindy Williams Dead at 75

Outspoken Christian Actress Cindy Williams Dead at 75

Cindy Williams, the hit actress known for playing Shirley Feeney on the sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died according to a statement released from her family. After battling a short illness Williams died at the age of 75. Williams was outspoken about her...

Cindy Jacobs: ‘God is Awakening and He’s Bringing Revival’

Cindy Jacobs: ‘God is Awakening and He’s Bringing Revival’

There is little doubt that Christian persecution is accelerating throughout the globe. People throughout the world are dying every day for the gospel of Christ, while others must endure great hardship because of their faith. Many Christians leaders have drawn a...

Prophecy: Get Caught Up in the Coming Revival Wave

Prophecy: Get Caught Up in the Coming Revival Wave

The Australian Prophetic Council met in early January to discuss, prophesy and weigh the word of the Lord for 2023. While not all individual words are captured here, there are key themes and major points that were established out of the mouth of many witnesses. Our...

Stock.adobe.com

Pin It on Pinterest