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Blessed Are The Peacemakers!

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On this glorious Sunday of our Lord and Prince of Peace Jesus Christ I would like to discuss one of the more important scriptures in the Bible where Jesus tells us exactly what we must do in order to truly become the children of God. In Matthew 5:9 during His famous Sermon on the Mount Jesus says: "Blessed are the peacemakers because they will be called the sons and daughters of God.” In numerous other scriptures Jesus made it clear that doing the will of His Father in Heaven was more important to Him than anything else because this was how Jesus showed His love for His Father as the ”only begotton” Son of God. In this particular scripture from the Sermon on the Mount Jesus is giving us a specific way for everyone to have the same kind of loving relationship with God as a Father by doing His will in a way that will please Him so much that He will also call all of us His sons and daughters which is to be peacemakers.
In last week’s Sunday message I explained the true meaning of the title of Jesus as the Prince of Peace and how this title refers to His role as the ultimate peacemaker in making peace between God and man. Thankfully we can all join Jesus as peacemakers in this way by leading people to Jesus so that they can obtain His ultimate peace. We should, however, also strive to be peacemakers in this present world which at times means having to fight in order to restore true peace to our world. Since this part of being a peacemaker is sometimes hard to grasp by some Christians let us look to the example of someone who made peace through war and was told by God at a time when others doubted her mission: “Daughter of God, go, go, go; I will aid thee, go.”
The brilliant author of Sherlock Holmes novels Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adroitly explained St. Joan of Arc’s mission as a peacemaker in this way: "Joan’s mission was on the surface warlike, but it really had the effect of ending a century of war, and her love and charity were so broad, that they could only be matched by Him who prayed for His murderers." It is hard for people today to even begin to imagine what it was like to endure a terrible war lasting for an entire century that caused indescribable misery for so many people. In comparing the "love and charity" of St. Joan to that of Jesus Sir Arthur Conan Doyle identifies precisely what drove St. Joan to want to save her people because she could never allow such suffering to continue without doing everything she possible could to put an end to it. This also helps explain why peacemakers are called the sons and daughters of God because they most closely reflect THE Son of God Who because of His own great love and charity for mankind made peace between God and Man to end forever the suffering of humanity due to separation from our Father in Heaven. Therefore let us all strive to be peacemakers like Jesus and St. Joan and not be held back by the evil of this world that seeks to change what a peacemaker truly means but rather let us listen to the voice of God telling all of us to: “go, go, go; I will aid thee, go.” Because the true sons and daughters of God can never do otherwise than to go forward as peacemakers! Amen!

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Week 1 - Celebrate The Glorious Revelation of God To Mankind!
Great explanation of the Epiphany importance!

Week 2 - Onward Christian Soldiers!
Awesome message! Wow. Your the real deal. Iam truly inspired. Soldier on!
Week 3 - Everyone Who Is Called By My Name Who I Created For My Glory!
Spectacular image goes well with spectacular message!
Week 4 - No One Knows The Day Or Hour!
Thanks Ben. Good, as always!
Week 5 - The Punishment Of The Wicked!
Repent and be saved by the mighty right hand of God, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Serve Him only.
Week 6 - Rebellion To Tyrants Is Obedience To God!
Love this!
Outstanding message and History lesson!

Week 7 - You Have Not Because You Ask Not
Really awesome and powerful message. Right now I am asking God for His blessings on the 12 junior high youth in our group I teach and pray and share with on Weds nights. Challenging us to get a "firm grip" and reliance on Him and on the "Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God", and in Prayer....these are two offensive weapons God has given us to fight His battles and find victory and fruit in our lives.
Week 8 - Aid Yourself And God Will Aid You!
Great historical lesson on unwavering faith, devotion, leadership and decisive action combined for Victory!
Week 9 - Jesus†Maria!
Good message. Thanks!
Another famous battle banner that heralded victory for the “first Christian Emperor of Rome” (Byzantine), was the Chi-Rho cross banner that Constantine I was given in a vision by God before a major battle in the 3rd Century. This banner is depicted on small bronze Roman coins of the time. Constantine’s mother, Helena, was a devout Christian who went to Jerusalem on a mission journey and reportedly found a piece of the true cross.

Week 10 - Be A Good Soldier Of Christ!
Well done as always!
Week 11 - I Will Fear No Evil For Thou Art With Me!
My Fav Psalm!
Week 12 - My God! My God! Why Have You Forsaken Me?
This may be my favorite message from your series. Tho suffering and grief and pain are not my favorite things, they have drawn me closer to God and others.
Well said. Gut wrenching sacrifice for us. Kneel in the dust and raise our hands in thanks and praise for such a Love as His.
Good one, Ben. Having been through the valley of the shadow of death with the loss of my daughter, and nearly with my wife and son, I did cry out to God, and felt forsaken for awhile. But He showed me enough of His light to keep me faithful to Him and to trust Him with all my heart and soul.

Week 13 - One Bright Morning I’ll Fly Away!
Awesome devotion full of fearless truth and freedom for those willing to hear, believe and receive. And a reminder to us who have placed our trust and lives in Jesus to never be afraid of death or sharing the truth.
Week 14 - Jesus Is Freedom!
Good Job! Blessings to you!
HOLY WEEK - This Is My Body! … This Is My Blood!
Great message and God's Power in the body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Amen. He is Risen indeed and He is our hope, joy and strength. Great message.

Week 15 - HE IS RISEN!
He is Risen Indeed!
Wow what a incredible photo to go with your message!

Week 16 - Remember The Love For God And Freedom That The Original American Patriots Possessed!
Wow, great message about first American patriots! I did not know that the men who fired the shot heard round the world were all from the same church in Lexington. Thanks!
Week 17 - The Enemies Of God Are Every Christian’s Enemy!
So true. Amen!
Week 18 - Christian Soldiers Never Fight Alone!
Loved how you integrated the story from St. Joan's life with same example from scripture.
Week 19 - God Of Our Fathers!
Awesome. Thanks, Ben.
Week 20 - The Star Spangled Banner Displays The Love For And Trust In God Of Our Ancestors!
Love it!
Week 21 - Becoming Close To God In Order To Live Free!
Great message.
Coming anarchy by spoiled get it all for free generation will require discipline and prayer on our part.

Week 22 - The Greatest Love As Demonstrated To Us By Jesus & Soldiers!
A powerful and key message to all who desire freedom.
Week 23 - Learn The Proper Way to Fight For God!
Excellent message and scripture discussion.
Week 24 - Our Father Who Art In Heaven!
Timely and true.
Love this message. As a Dad, it is even more encouraging to remember the higher calling I have for my kids.

Week 25 - The Challenge To Be Perfect
Well explained and shared. Fixing our eyes upon Jesus lets us run the race with endurance and depend on Christ to see us through to the end.
Week 26 - Trust In God And Fear Nothing!
Truly inspiring!
Week 27 - The Warriors Psalm!
Always love this one!
Week 28 - Jesus The Prince of Peace!
Well said!
Week 29 - Blessed Are The Peacemakers!
So True!
Week 30 - The Lord Is My Light And My Salvation Whom Shall I Fear!
Excellent! Sharing with family n friends.
Thanks Ben. Love Psalm 27!
Love this devotion. Keep up the great work of faith getting these out. Praying for you and all who hear these messages.

Week 31 - Put On The Full Armor Of God To Stand Against Evil!
Wonderful message and liked the way you related the Shield of Faith from Ephesians 6 with the faith promise in Romans 8:28.

Week 32 - Take The Sword Of The Spirit!
Take up the Sword of the Spirit every morning before climbing out of bed! Thanks.
Outstanding devotion!

Week 33 - Listen To THE WORD of God!
Always so good! I like the way you tie in Jeanne with Scripture.
My favorite verses on the Word are: Hebrews 4:12, John 1:14 and 2 Timothy 3:16, among others found in the Word of God / Holy Scriptures. Great message holding on to Ephesians 6 as I enter the dragons den In Hawaii. Armor up!

Week 34 - True Wisdom Comes From God
Thanks for helping me understand that only through God may we know Who His Son IS! Like Peter!
Thanks Ben. Very good. Yes, they are blind, but willfully blind. As with most cases, arrogance is the big stumbling block. At least, that's what I think.

Week 35 - Do Not Neglect Your Temple Of The Holy Spirit!
Thanks Ben. I am enjoying these!
Week 36 - Let Us Mount Up With Wings As Eagles!
Awesome poem and lesson. My favorite movie where this verse was preached and "owned" by Scottish gold medalist Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire. Waiting on you Lord, Grant me steadfastness in my waiting!
Week 37 - I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me!
..."then you better stay focused on Jesus". So true. The times I stopped fixing my eyes and heart on Him were the lowest points in my life. My fav verse in all the Bible goes right with your message today...Heb 12: 1 - 4: "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. " Thanks!
Week 38 - Strength And Courage!
Thanks, Ben. Always a good word!
Thanks and amen. Been reading about Patton lately, who indeed was a good example.
Go in Strength and Courage, Ben.

Week 39 - Through God We Shall Do Valiantly!
Thanks! Makes want to be more like Joan!
Week 40 - All Things Work Together For Good For Those That Love God!
Thanks for giving me a needed boost with this message! Came at a good time!

Week 41 - The Lord’s Prayer IS The Perfect Prayer!
Your poem at the end touched me deeply and more than you can ever know!
Well said! Every day.
Very nice! Thanks!!
Great poem you wrote on the Lord's Prayer!

Week 42 - I Am Full Of The Fury Of The Lord
Week 43 - God Fought For Us: The Power Of Faith & Prayer On Display At The Battle Of Agincourt!!
Amazing, and a well written account of Battle of Agincourt.
Week 44 - Celebrate All Saints Day!
Indeed! All Saints unite! Jesus paid the penalty and gifted us His Spirit at salvation that we can live like saints in His Power for His Glory.
So beautiful!

Week 45 - Stop Praying And Get The People Going Forward!
A great devotional message we all need to read and heed.
Good message for today, and thanks!

Week 46 - Soldiers Do Not Get Entangled In Civilian Affairs!
Good. For example, getting too entangled with all the insane politics...
Exactly! and the key word is "entangled" because it does not mean we don't try to help like Saint Joan did.

Week 47 - Physical Training Is Of Some Value, But...
Love this devotion and always go back to your referenced scriptures and read the entire passages
Well presented Ben. A valuable lesson in our pursuit of godliness and Christian service.

Week 48 - Worship The Lord Thy God And Him Only Shalt Thou Serve!
Great message about being totally with God!
Week 49 - Whoever Is Not With Me Is Against Me
The battle to be God focused in this lost world is our spiritual battle.
This is great word Ben!
Thank you very much! This is absolutely spot on and this word needs to be shared throughout the earth in every nation and tongue! AMEN

Week 50 - For God So Loved The World!
Beautiful and encouraging message of truth from Gods own living Word which became flesh and dwelt among us for awhile.
My most favorite scripture!

Week 51 - Celebrate THE BIRTH of Christmas!
Awesome message plus video...shared with many.
Amen, Ben, great summary of why Jesus is the true and only hope for redemption in a broken world.

CHRISTMAS DAY - THE BIRTH of Christmas Poem!
Really beautiful poem about the birth of our Lord and Savior!
Wow this poem is really good!
Never seen anything like this poem celebrating THE BIRTH of Jesus! Well done!

Week 52 - Come Holy Spirit And Lead Us!
Great call to wholehearted devotion and trust in God in every endeavor and calling we have. Thanks.
Great message from the life of St. Joan about putting God first in everything!

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