"Peace, Peace; When There Is No Peace" (Bro. Bruce Mejia)



all right we're in Jeremiah chapter number six look down at your Bibles at verse number 13 it says here for from the least of them even unto the greatest of them everyone is given to covetousness and from the Prophet even unto the priest everyone dealeth falsely they have healed also the hurt of my daughter excuse me they have healed also the hurt of my daughter of my people slightly saying peace peace when there is no peace and the time of the sermon this evening is peace peace when there is no peace now here in Jeremiah chapter number 6 we have an example of the common message of the false prophets of that day now during this time we see that the nation of excuse me the nation of Israel is about to be given over at or as a reprobate nation because of their rejection of God their covetous practices their idolatry their worship of bail we see that God is about to punish this nation and here we see that Jeremiah throughout the book is trying to call to call them to repentance try to call them back to God to obey the word of the Lord look down in verse number 16 it says thus saith the LORD stand ye in the ways and see and ask for the old paths where is the good way and walk therein and ye shall find rest for your souls but they said we will not walk therein so what do we see here a clear rejection of God and His Word what is the results of this look at verse number 28 they are all grievously Bulger's walking with slanders their brass and iron they're all corrupters the bellows are burned the LED is consumed of the fire the founder melteth in vain for the wicked are not plucked away reprobate silver shall men call them because the LORD hath rejected them this is the result of rejecting God rejecting his word and here we see in verse number 14 that the common message of the false prophets was saying no don't worry about that that's not gonna happen you know God's not gonna judge you he's not gonna allow his wrath to come upon you peace peace but what saith the Lord you know what is it that God says he says there is no peace it's already too late for that there is no peace you can say peace all you want you know have the power a positive thinking message but at the end of the day there is no peace it's already too late for this nation now what is he stating here no he's not he's not saying that there will never be peace because in Jeremiah 29:11 he says I know the thoughts that I think of you thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end so there is a peace to them but you know what when is it at the end right this is after the wrath of God after the Babylonian captivity after the chastisement after people have died and in fact in Jeremiah chapter 29 he says look when you get taken into captivity build houses plant you know vineyards get comfortable because you're gonna be there for a very long time don't try to avoid God's judgment there is no peace you just need to take it like a man is what he's basically saying here okay now as I mentioned the common message here is peace peace when there is no peace and a good example of this is Hananiah now go with me if you went to Jeremiah chapter 28 Jeremiah chapter 28 you see this a sermon or a message on peace is not necessarily wrong in and of itself unless God has said otherwise you know a message becomes wrong when God says no that's not what's gonna happen that's not what's what's taking place for example when people say god bless america well you know that's wrong because he's not blessed in America and you can't expect God to bless a nation that advocates abortion that advocates the agenda of the sodomites you can't ask God to bless a nation that is filled with wickedness a nation that is about to be given over to a reprobate in other words okay that's an unbiblical message you can't say there's peace peace when there is no peace you can't say god Bless America when you can obviously look around and see no it's actually God's cursing on America based upon the things that are taking place but you know you have prophets like Han and ayah today that are seen there that are that are proclaiming this false message look what it says in verse number 1 of Jeremiah 28 it says and it came to pass the same year in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of judah and the four here and in the fifth month that Hannah and I the son of a Zoar the Prophet which was of Gideon excuse me Gibeon spake unto me in the house of the Lord in the presence of the priests and of all the people saying thus speaketh the Lord of hosts the God of Israel saying I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon that's a lie it's not broken any yoke the oak is gonna be there and in fact it's gonna be there for 70 years so this is a sermon hey don't worry God's breaking the yoke of Babylon verse 3 within 2 full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the Lord's house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carry them to Babylon and I will bring again to this place Jack and I have the son of jehoiada with all the captives of Judah that went into Babylon saith the lord for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon just more lies so what is he doing he's giving him a false hope is what he's doing he's telling them peace peace it's gonna be ok God's gonna take care of you he's gonna deliver you God bless Israel is what he's saying but is that the truth no because of the fact that we see Jeremiah preaching the true message the judgment is inevitable it's coming destruction it's on its way verse 5 then the Prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet an and I in the presence of the priests and the president of all the people that stood in the house of the Lord even the Prophet Jeremiah said Amen the Lord do so the Lord performed thy words which thou is prophesied to bring again the vessels of the Lord's house and all that is carried away captive from Babylon into this place he's saying Amen the Lord do so that would be great right it'd be great if got him losing in a judge the land it'd be great if he's gonna break the the yoke of Babylon and bring all the vessels back amen the Lord do so look what he says in verse 7 though nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in nine years and in the years of all the people the prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries and against great kingdoms of war and of evil and a pestilence what is the same you know Amen the Lord is so but just keep in mind who have come before you and the pastor's who have come before me have a message is actually completely opposite to what you're saying you know it's actually the complete opposite it's not peace it was never a message of peace it's of messes of destruction it's a message of evil so in other words I think what he's saying is you better think twice what you're talking about here because everyone who's preaching before you actually has a different message and your message doesn't coincide well what we're saying so one of us is wrong right verse 9 the Prophet which prophesies are the Prophet which prophesied the peace when the word of the prophets shall come to pass then shall the prophet be known that the Lord hath truly sent him you can saying look if you're preaching peace you better make sure it happens because if not it's just showing that you're a false prophet you're preaching falsely in the name of the Lord verse 10 then Hananiah the Prophet took the yoke from off the prophets Jeremiah's neck and break it so just adding insult to injury xyq takes it off breaks it using it as an illustration to say this is what God's gonna do right and Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people saying thus saith the Lord even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years and the prophet Jeremiah went his way then the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah the Prophet after that hen and ayah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the Prophet Jeremiah same go and tell Hananiah saying thus saith the lord thou has broken the yokes of wood but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron he goes oh you want to get cute with your little illustration here you want to get cute with your little yoke of wood okay then I see your yoke of wood I'm gonna add to you a yoke of iron just to show you that I'm not playing just to show you that destruction is inevitable just to show you that you're not gonna get away from the hand of the Lord I'm gonna give you a yoke of iron verse 14 for thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel I have put a yoke of iron upon the necks of all these nations that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and they shall serve him and I have given him to be to the field also then said the Prophet Jeremiah it's a hand and I had the Prophet here now Hananiah the LORD hath not sent thee but thou makest this people to trust in a lie therefore thus saith the Lord behold I will cast thee from off the face of the earth this year thou shalt die because that was taught rebellion against the Lord I mean this is an incredible story of and a great example of really what we see today because many prophets and many pastors of today are preaching the same exact message you know god's favours on America God's gonna bless america and peace peace but really is is there peace no there isn't any peace and in fact we're not gonna see true peace until the millennial reign when King Jesus comes into office not King Trump right or King booty whatever his name is you know King Jesus comes on the scene and he's gonna establish peace right but prior to that we're not gonna really see any true peace because peace is well when we reconciled with one another there is no war we're reconciled you know with with we can get along with everyone everyone is on the same page and we all are of like-minded that's not gonna happen this side of eternity that's not gonna happen this side of the millennial reign why because you can say peace peace but at the end of the day there isn't a piece because this utopian society where we all get along this you know this society where can't we all just get along you know and everything can we just coexist and tolerate one another's false doctrine and sins that's a fallacy it doesn't exist and you cannot be a Bible believing Christian and live like that because of the fact that so many things of what we believe goes against the grain of what modern Christianity talks about goes against the grain of popular Christianity today hey religious peace is not the goal we're not trying to have religious peace with Muslims we're not trying to have religious peace with Mormons with Jehovah's Witnesses why because that would require for us to tolerate what they're teaching and that's not happen you know peace with the enemies of God is impossible because in order to have peace with them we're supposed to love them right we're supposed to help them but should us now help the ungodly and love them to hate the Lord therefore wrath is upon thee from before the Lord that doesn't sound like peace to me peace through doctrinal tolerance is unacceptable okay go to Matthew chapter 10 if you would Matthew chapter number 10 Matthew chapter 10 look what it says in verse number 24 of Matthew chapter 10 it says here the disciple is not above his master nor the servant above his Lord it is enough for the disciple that he be as his master and a servant as his Lord if they have called the master of the house Beelzebub how much more shall they called them of his household fear them not therefore for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed and hid that shall not be known what I tell you in darkness that speak ye in the light and what you hear in the ear that preach ye upon the housetops you know what that tells me is it's impossible to have peace with other religions because of the fact that God commands us to preach from the housetops what we believe we put it out in the open and eventually that's gonna rub some on the wrong way and at which point there is no peace you know oh you just you know when you guys put your sermons on YouTube and you know you put your sermons out there and you put your clips you're just being divisive you know what's your critical spirit and you're just being divisive when you try to single people out look at verse 34 think not that I am come to send peace on earth I came not to send peace but a sword why aren't you like Jesus well did you read what Jesus said he's like I'm not coming to bring peace on the earth now obviously peace on earth goodwill toward men in regards to salvation but this this utopian you know Rodney King can we all just get along type Society doesn't exist he says I'm bringing a sword and what is the sword ooh it's divisive it divides it lets you know who's right and who's wrong and let you know who you should listen to and who you shouldn't it lets you know who you should have fellowship with and who you should not it divides verse 35 for I am come to set a man at variance against his father Wow and the daughter against her mother and the daughter in law against her mother-in-law that wasn't very hard just kidding and a man's foes shall be they of his own household now keep in mind that this is in context of Jesus bringing a sword which he's referring to the Word of God how many can use how many of you can say yeah I've had some foes in my own household you know I think a lot of people have been there right he that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me and he that taketh not his cross and followeth after me is not worthy of me oh Jesus that's a little just the divisive there yeah well he didn't come to bring bring peace he came and he brought a sword it's meant to divide the Bible divides so this this fallacy of peace on earth well we could just all get along we need to make sure we just tolerate one another don't criticize other churches it's all about Jesus man and you know this lovey-dovey bubble Christianity is not biblical now look I'm not saying that there is no such thing as peace on this earth for us as Christians but here's the thing God offers peace but it's on his terms see we'll never have peace with other religions but you know what God does offer a peace for the Christians for believers but it's not the type of peace that the world has to offer and true peace is obtained on God's terms it's not based upon tolerance of other people's sins or false doctrines go to John chapter 14 John chapter 14 look what it says here in verse 27 of John chapter 14 it says peace I leave with you my peace I give unto you not as the world giveth give I unto you let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid you see the world does offer peace doesn't it but how do you get peace to the world oh you know getting a bunch of possessions making more money drinking substance abuse partying they offer all these all these avenues of sinful manners of fornication adultery oh you can get peace by smoking pot or by drinking on a daily basis or hanging out with these types of people this is the peace no actually that's the peace that the world giveth and Jesus said my peace I leave with you not as the world giveth because the world is offering a form of peace but it's not the right type of peace and in fact when you give yourself over to those things you come out understanding well you know what this is not what I thought it was gonna be this is destroying my life this is destroying my family this is destroying my wife and my children and the future generations there's no peace in this but there is a peace that God is offering go go with you what to Romans chapter number five let me start by saying that God wants the world to be reconciled to him through his son so in order for us to have true peace first of all we got to be reconciled we have to have peace with God right and that is their salvation the Bible tells us in Colossians 1:21 and you that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and over provable in his sight look at Romans 5 verse number 1 therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of God you see true P peace comes when we get saved we're no longer in Amity with God that's true peace oh you know the way they you know that person believes his religion is how he's gonna get to heaven and the way you do you know I just accept both as long as you're at peace with no you need to be at peace with the true God and you know what Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life no man cometh unto the father but by me and look the worst enemy you could ever have is God that's the worst enemy you could ever have and that's why God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance through Jesus Christ go to Ephesians chapter number two Ephesians chapter number two you know the Bible says that were alienated were enemies in our mind by wicked works but God has reconciled us how through the death of his son through his resurrection through a soul-winner that came to us and gave us the gospel and now you know he have blotted out the handwriting of Ordinances that was against us nailing it to the cross and thank God for that look at Ephesians 2 verse 1 and you have two quickened who were dead in trespasses and sin wherein in time past he walked according to the course of this world according to the Prince of power of the air the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience that's what we were prior to salvation the children of disobedience okay go down to verse 14 look that's why I'm not into this like apologetic type thing where you like you go and give the gospel to someone and you know you try to reason with them and try to give them you know all these facts about you know archaeological finds of the Bible – no I just give him the gospel I don't try to make God appealing to a person you know just just just just give your life to him it's not the way just know what we're trying to do is reconcile that person back to God that's why our gospel presentation starts off with your sinner right for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God obviously we never want to come in this condemning type spirit where we put them down this Ray Comfort type of you know presentation will you just make them feel like the worst piece of trash in the world and you just broke every single commandment and you're just the worst scum of this earth no we just want to get across to them – they're sinners and because of that they deserve hell but you know what God his love toward us and that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us right because we want to reconcile them look at verse 14 wherefore remember that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh who are called uncircumcision by that which is called the circumcision of the flesh made by hands that at that time you were without Christ being aliens from the Commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise having no hope and without God in the world but now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ for he is our peace who hath made both one and has broken down the middle wall partition between us having abolished in his flesh the enmity even the law of Commandments contained in ordinances for to making himself of twain one new man so making peace and they might reconcile both on both unto God in one body by the cross having slain the enmity thereby notice the words that are keeping they're being used anima t-piece enmity in peace you know that's the that's the first piece that we need we need to make sure that our sins are washed away before we can have any type of peace now after that we need to partake in the Ministry of peace which is what the Bible calls it the Ministry of reconciliation you know we go out there that's what we go on and preach the gospel we go out and soul win we go out there to try to see people save and reconcile them back unto God you know when people say no you guys are just divisive too confrontational you guys need to be more like Islam Islam is a religion of peace yeah sure it is I'm sure it is you know the fact of the matter is is that Muhammad did not promote peace in fact the piece that he promoted was a piece that was based upon your subjection to him and to Islam and to their ideologies and it was imposed upon the people right they forced them into submission yeah now we have peace because I forced you to have peace with me kind of thing well isn't that what you guys do when you guys know in fact when someone doesn't want the gospel you know what we do we walk away have a good day and go to the next person no you're just trying to shove that stuff down people's throats well you can exit out of the window on your computer at any time if you don't like the sermon and then dumb when like trolls are just like this guy preach then just go watch something else am i forcing you to like watch the YouTube video and my fortune you just sit there for 50 minutes an hour just listening to everything that I have to say no you're deciding to do that oh you're just cramming that stuff down you're cramming it down your own throat you're actually the one who's cramming it down your own throat you're taking the liberty you're making the decision to listen to the sermon that's offending you you know Islam is not a religion of peace you know Muhammad believed that he was ordered by a lot to fight men until they testify there is no god but Allah and the Muhammad is His Messenger you know these people Islam is a religion of war now Christians we believe in war spiritual war but here's the thing the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this world it's a spiritual battle that we're in not a physical battle we're not trying to go out there and fight people physically no this is a spiritual battle and as soldiers of Jesus Christ the way we fight the battle is by rescuing people from that spiritual prison pulling people out of the fire right preaching to the spirits in prison those who are lost they are dead in their trespasses and sin we're going out there to try to get them say to reconcile them to have peace with God through Jesus Christ go with me if you would to Colossians chapter number 3 peace peace when there is no peace but what do you do when there is no peace what do you do when you just can't get along with other people you know cuz what about just in church in general you know we're human but the Bible tells us as much as lies within us to live peaceably with all men we need to try to make sure that we try to get along with people as much as we possibly can and the way we do that is by working on our own personality flaws you know if there's certain characteristics or attributes that may be offensive to people or maybe you come off as aggressive or abrasive maybe those are some things you should change in order to have peace with people right but if people can't have peace with you no matter what happens then guess what you go find another friend right as much as lies within you but the Bible also tells us that heat God wants us to have the peace of God ruling in our hearts and that's really the type of peace that we should be pursuing this side of eternity is the peace of God there rules in our hearts because if you have peace in your heart you can deal with any circumstance you could deal with any situation any trial any tribulation why because you have the peace of God in your heart look at the viruses in Colossians chapter 3 verse 12 put on therefore as the elect of God holy and beloved bowels of mercies kindness humbleness of mine meekness long-suffering forbearing one another and forgiving one another if any man have a quarrel against any even as Christ forgave you so also do ye and above all these things put on charity which is the bond of perfectness and let the peace of God rule in your hearts to the which also you're called in one body and be ye thankful you know there's times in our life obviously when we go through a circumstance maybe it's a death in your family maybe it's a financial struggle maybe it's just the stresses of life that are kind of wearing you down and you just feel the sense of anxiety or maybe you just feel like man what's gonna happen I'm afraid you know at that point the Bible tells us that we need to be careful for nothing what does it mean to be careful means to be full of care all right if you turn it backwards be careful for nothing but in all things by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your requests remain on unto God and the peace of God the past understanding shall keep your hearts and minds to Jesus Christ our Lord now I want you to notice that in that verse it tells us first and foremost that we need to let our requests be made known unto God right supplications with thanksgiving you know that means when you're going through a hard time thank God for the hard times okay and then he says and the peace of God which passeth understanding shall keep your hearts and minds to Jesus Christ our Lord notice it doesn't say that he's gonna give you the request I'm gonna give you the request he says but I will give you the peace of God that passes understanding now why is it called the peace of God that passes understanding because of the fact that we correlate peace with fixing the situation I have peace about this because now I fix the situation you know this is okay my financial situations okay my living situations okay my job is fine everything's fine so we correlate peace with the fixing of a circumstance but what if you have that peace without fixing the circumstance that's called the peace that passeth understanding that's when we start to walk in the spirit the the spirit produces you know peace in our lives and we can we can be basically at peace with God in our circumstances see happiness comes from happenings but joys of the Lord and Joy's should never be determined based upon the things that take place in your life it should be based based upon your reading the Scriptures walking in the spirit having peace in your heart because of the fact that you're gonna go through times when the whole world's falling apart all around you and that's not the time to quit that's not the time to get out of church that's not the time to stop reading your Bible that's not the time to stop praying what is it a time to do to ask God to give you the peace that passeth all understanding you know we need to make sure that we understand that we don't always have to try to change our circumstances because of the fact that sometimes there's circumstances that can never be changed certain situations will never change certain difficulties will never go away this side of eternity you know let's fix what we can fix let's try to improve that which can be improved but things that cannot be changed let's just pray for peace pray for peace pray that God gives you the peace that passeth understand the bio talks about the love of God the passive knowledge well this is a peace that passeth understanding you know I remember when my father-in-law he went into the hospital he had what was called an AVM rupture and his brain something he was born with and you know just it just kind of suddenly happened you know people who have this in their brain don't really know they have it until you know they get a cat scan and they find it or until you know it ruptures unfortunately and they say that one percent of the people who have this survived so my father-in-law is part of that one percent amen and I remember he went to the hospital it was a very difficult it was at our old church we're going through our admissions revival and you know he began to throw up and and you know we took him to the hard they took him to the hospital and her the doctor saying he's probably not gonna live I'm not gonna live and you know who tried the life just completely changed in a matter of like hours completely change really goes to show you that things can just change in a matter of minutes a matter of hours in a matter of days he went to the hospital I'm gonna look to the night well he lived through the night they did surgery and they ended up searing some of the other veins that potentially could have popped and they closed the other one he ended up living through the night and then they said well he's probably never gonna talk then he started talking obviously months later expired never never could be the same person or remember everything well he remembers a lot now those are good truly a miracle right but I remember in those first initial days my wife who was not my wife at the time you know she it's like she's about to lose her dad that's a very difficult situation and I don't know if you've ever lost anybody in your life and maybe you know maybe you know or you don't know how feels but you know she was she was distraught she's about to lose her father she's the firstborn girl of that family and I remember praying fervently for her people were praying for the family and I remember she told me one of those days she said you know I'm still saddened about my dad in the hospital and I feel like this is just a dream and I want to wake up from it but I do feel like God's giving me a peace like I can be at peace with what's going on obviously I want my dad to come out of this obviously I'm still sad about it but I don't have the sense of panic anymore there's a sense of peace and I'm not getting charismatic on you I believe prayer works like that that's why you should pray one for another you know and sometimes we want to admonish people using words and councils but sometimes we just need to pray for people you know pray for them in their situation pray for their circumstance and when you say hey bruh I'll pray for you make sure you pray for them cuz it does count it does help so what am I saying I'm saying that you know a worldwide peace is not gonna take place and in fact it is gonna take place to a certain extent with the New World Order but that's like that Islamic thing where they just kind of force that peace upon you right you got to submit unto them but there is a peace that a Christian can have while they're on this earth and it's based upon you know you praying is based upon your relationship with the Lord and your relationship with the Word of God that you're reading it and you're allowing the peace of God to rule in your hearts okay the Bible tells us that that will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee you know thinking about the Lord provides that peace doesn't it because of the fact that your mind throughout the day just runs wild sometimes and just Bill's car all these things and health and but you know what if your mind is stayed on the Lord if you're focused on if you're looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith he can keep you in perfect peace say man this stinks but hey I got the peace of God ruling in my heart's in my heart and you know I know that if I died right now and go to heaven you know I know I got the by walk at the Book of Psalms I got a great church I got a great pastor I got great brothers and sisters in Christ you know every once in a while peace not only comes through prayer but also comes to us looking at the silver lining of things you know what do I mean by that beep just look at what you do have look at the good things that are taking place we naturally you know it's just in our nature to just easily be negative it's easy to just be negative about the things that are going on like it takes discipline to actually look at the positive it takes discipline to actually look at the silver lining in a bad situation and kind of focus on those things count your blessings name them one by one count your blessings see what God have done count your blessings name them one by one count your many blessings see what God hath done that's exist plen because you know when things are going bad we're grouch Grouch you people when things go bad it's like we want you to know this it's going back I want you to see on my face I want you to tell me what's wrong and when I say nothing I want you to ask again we're like that right but you know what at the end of the day that doesn't help you that doesn't help your family we need to make sure that when we go through a difficult situation and there is no peace around you that you pray for that peace of God and you look at the silver lining in every situation and you understand hey life is still good life is still good I love my church I love my wife I love my children I love my husband you know I mean I love my job but hey it's putting food on the table you know I have a job you know look at the silver lining write them down if you have to amen because it helps go to John 16 John 16 when there is no peace pray for peace when there is no peace look at the silver lining in every situation look at verse 32 say oh no I think peace comes when I finally get that car that I've always wanted that's when I know I can have peace or that I know I'll get peace when I get that raise or when I move into that perfect house or when I get that you fill in the blank no that's not one piece comes okay because once you get those things then it's not all it's cracked up to be and then you start looking for something better you know look at verse 32 behold the hour cometh yay has now come that ye shall be scattered every man to his own and shall leave me alone and yet I am NOT alone because the father is with me these things I've had spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace look what it says in the world ye shall have tribulation but be of good cheer I have overcome the world now that kind of seems like it wouldn't really go together in me you shall priests but in the world you have tribulation those are polar opposites well that goes to show you that the peace of God is not determined about what takes place in the world because he's saying you can have the peace of God but just understand that in the world ye shall have tribulation so we can look at this verse like this and clearly see that the peace of God offer the peace of God that God offers is not unified a religion it's not hey let's coexist it's not hey let's just all get along it's when we are actually in submission to God right in the world ye shall have tribulation but be of good cheer I've overcome the world now here's the thing is another piece that God gives us is when we recognize that because God is righteous because he's perfect in his judgment and his justice that he will repay those wicked people cuz you know doesn't that create a sense of like stress or a lack of peace when we see wicked people getting away with things don't you get frustrated with that there's a how can this person just get away with this this wicked person this red probate or whatever maybe and it just creates a sense of unstable you know your your mind to be unstable insane yeah well what's going on in this world why is this being being permitted well the way you can get peace is by understanding that God will repay that person that creates peace God is not a man that he should lie you know he says vengeance is mine saith the Lord I will repay and he's talking about repaying the evil doers the Bible says in Psalm 31 23 Olav the Lord all ye Saints all ye Saints for the Lord preserveth the faithful and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer plentifully he's gonna give him justice you know manifold a manifold justice plentiful justice he's gonna reward them he's gonna be bountiful in his judgment and his justice towards wicked people and that should create peace in our hearts to say you know what thank God that he's not gonna let them get away with that praise God that you know these wicked people are not gonna get away with it no even if they never get put to death or they never go to jail or they never get what's coming to them in this world they will get to what's coming to them sometime because God will repay them and you know what that does it creates peace in our hearts because we're not just like why no in fact we just have pieces say their days coming payday someday for that person payday someday for that reprobate payday someday for that pedophile payday someday for that wicked unreasonable ungodly person God will not allow them to get away with that and what does that do that creates peace in our hearts you know every email every comment every single slander every threat that they've ever given God's gonna repay them he has not forgotten the Bible says in proverbs 26 and verse number 10 the great God that formed all things reward at the fool and rewarded transgressors go to second Thessalonians chapter number one second Thessalonians chapter number 1 so we get peace by praying for it asking God to help help us to have the peace of God that passes understanding and look when you go through a difficult time throughout your week let that be like a reminder to you oh man it's time to pray you know when you go through a difficult situation something that's outside of your hands oh that's my reminder to pray God give me wisdom give me understanding help me to have patience how many deal with the situation and if the situation is irreparable just give me the peace of God the past is understanding all that isn't work what you have not coz yes not got to pray for those things but I like that also see the silver lining in every situation because some situations are irreparable so instead of whining about it instead of murmuring and complaining about it let's look at the good that comes out of it right but also we also get the peace of God by understanding that God will reward the proud doer he is gonna repay the enemies of God one day look at second Thessalonians 1 in verse number 5 it says here but we are bound to thank God always for you brethren as it is meet because that your faith growth exceedingly and the charity of every one of you all toward each other abounded so that we ourselves glory in you in the Churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure which is a manifold staff s token of the righteous judgment of God that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God for which he also suffered seeing it as a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you and to you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power you know that's a promise ironclad that God says hey don't worry those who have troubled you those who are persecuted you those who have caused you to suffer they're gonna suffer that eternal vengeance of fire one day that's a really kind of weird way to kind of console yourself don't you think brother mania we're just human you know and there's a reason why the imprecatory prayers exist in the Book of Psalms there's a reason why David who's a man after God's own heart God allowed him to pen those words within the Book of Psalms because he's a man of like passions he's a man of like passions who suffered the same persecutions and backstabbings the same tribulations and trials and guess what we get to read that and say hey I feel that way and guess what this is the Word of God therefore is justified for me to pray that hopefully God answers it but if not it creates a peace in my heart because God will one day answer that amen so the sermon is simple when there is no peace we need to recognize that we don't we're not seeking that physical peace you know why because that's gonna come one day in the millennial reign but when we are going through trials and difficulties and hardships we need to pray for the peace of God we need to make sure that we look at the silver lining we need to make sure that we understand the attributes of God is that he will repay the evildoer one day and then lastly you know God wants us to have peace with our brethren okay and I'm talking about within this didn't a local church setting okay and I mentioned this before the Bible tells us recompense to no man evil for evil provide things honest in the sight of all men if it be possible I'm so thankful he put that right is that perfect personal testimony right there if it be possible as much as lieth in you live peaceably with all men you know God is telling us look I if it's possible because I know it's he's insinuating that sometimes it's not try to live peaceably with all men try to get along with your brothers and sisters in Christ in the local church why because this is the local body of church this is your church this is where you're gonna grow this is where your children gonna grow up so you need to make sure that you try to live peaceably with everyone here and if you can't if it's impossible then sit as far away from that person as possible within this church service you know sometimes you just got to do the best you can with what you got but look let me say this is if you feel like you can't get along with anybody near the church it's probably not all the people in the church it's probably something wrong with you that's toxic the Unity reference my sermon from this morning because at the end of the day you know we need to make sure that we examine ourselves and see what is there's something that I'm doing or something that I'm not you know if everyone has the same testimony about you and I don't know anything about anybody so don't think like are you talking about me what did pastor Anderson tell them about me nothing you know I'm just saying that this is common just in all churches is that especially as the church grows there's gonna be times when you just can't get along with certain people but you need to try and if you can't then you know what you don't have to be rude you don't have to be unkind you don't have to gossip you don't have to slander you don't have to complain you don't have to murmur because at the end of the day you're just basically showing what's already in your heart you showed that the discontentment is not because of the church it's because of you the discontentment lies in your own heart okay the Bible tells is finally brethren farewell be perfect be of good comfort be of one mind live in peace and the God of love and peace shall be with you let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace and things were with one may edify another you know and that's part of just growing up in the Christian life isn't it learning how to get along with your brothers and sisters in Christ right learning how to walk in the spirit not fulfill the lust of the flesh understanding that you don't have to be buddy-buddy you don't have to be best friends with every single person in the church understanding that hey as long as I'm here my family's here we could make a couple good friends you know everything is a-okay but as much as lies within you if it be possible you know because we want to make sure that there's unity in the church unity right they're all on the same page but if there's a disgruntled member constantly complaining disgruntled member not happy with the situation of the church the scrum remember with the pastor the pastor's wife you know that creates a chink in the armor of the local church so the way you fix that is that you fix yourself or if you just prefer not to do that then just that's Greek for keep your mouth shut and don't murmur don't complain try to live peaceably with everyone in the church hey men hey peace peace but what if there is no peace well these are some things you can do and take three of these and call me in the morning amen spire heads and our word apart father we thank you so much for your word and thank you for the peace of God the passeth understanding and there's situations in our life that we cannot control it would help us to fix though the parts of our circumstances that we can but those that we can't help us to look at the silver lining help us to pray help us to recognize that you will reward the evildoer and to meditate upon these things walk in the spirit and be reminded of these things to help us Lord while we're here and you promised us peace but you've always also promised us that there will be tribulation in this world but we should be of good cheer because of the fact that you've overcome the world and I pray God that she'd help us to do so in Jesus name we pray

30 thoughts on “"Peace, Peace; When There Is No Peace" (Bro. Bruce Mejia)

  • Much love brother, I found the sermon a bit rambling, maybe I just prefer Pastor Anderson's more organized style.

  • Christians fight spiritual battles. So, how to determine if the U.S. is a Christian nation : we have the largest military complex in the world. Therefore the U.S. is not a Christian nation. –//– If the U.S. were a Christian nation then it would be a soul warning/winning machine, not a war machine.

  • I believe my nation has become reprobate. There are some godly people in it but for the most part, it's rejected God altogether. And the punishment for it is really bad and going to get worse because my nation once knew God and worshipped God and even produced the KJV. This is why many of our churches have closed their doors and foreign people like the Muslims have been allowed to invade it because it's God's judgement on a wicked nation and the police always turn a blind eye to Muslims walking the streets and screaming that anyone who insults Islam will be killed but any Christian who preaches from the Bible will instantly get arrested. Britain is not so Great anymore 😔

  • "Obviously we never want to come in this condemning type spirit, making them feel like trash". "With this Ray Comfort presentation, you just broke every single commandment".

    All except that's not what the bible says.

    Rom 3:20 …for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

    Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

    Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:

    Rom 2:15 …law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness,…

    These self proclaimed, unanointed, false prophets show their lack of understanding of the Word of God every time they open their mouths.

  • Follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord…this peace involves nations. . But then destruction comes…. Is general peace which turns to war when the other cheek not turned The world's peace is fickle not the Lords.. Nice to see trump not bomb Iran at lose of drone. Kind of peace turning the other cheek which is good move in my opinion

  • Jesus Christ is a fucking faggot who takes it up his asshole from Satan. Then Satan blows his righteous load in Jesus Christ mouth. 🔥👹👺👽👽🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌏🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

  • those poor poor kids in that church… theyw ould be better off with families why dont spew such bullshyte

  • you'all sure make the bible mean and evil like the koran..you do no good in the world with your trash sermons

  • Thin Blue Line Family

    ​I give all praises and glory to the most high God Jesus Christ and blessings be upon you and your families.<<<<<<< pedos

  • i'll bet when those evil baptist preachers go hoome they cry because only 6 or 7 people watch them preach..why dont they show members faces ? they afraid ? i thought baptists were not afraid ? persecute ! persecute ! persecute !

  • CHRISTIAN CHURCH HAS BUT 50 YEARS LEFT AT BEST.. MILLIONS ARE LEAVING THE CHURCH EVERY YEAR AND THAT A GOOD THING

  • ANYONE WHO LETS THEIR KIDS GO TO THAT EVIL CULT OF A CHURCH IS A CHILD ABUSER….JUST AS BAD AS LETTING KIDS GO TO A MUSLIM MOSQUE

  • It's hilarious to me that you don't understand that your crappy renditions of hymns would have at one time been considered "contemporary!" Just because they sound old and out of date does not make them somehow holier.

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