There are many more other examples, in which Jesus brought the peace of God, but were not considered as acts of peace by the generation of the old man and the world, but rather as a disruption of the peace, harmony, and order. How am I to make sense of this?” And if you’re really honest, you might even say, “I wish this verse weren’t here!”. According to the religious leaders of Israel, Jesus didn’t bring peace on the sabbath day, but He disturbed the peace on the sabbath day and provoked them to anger. Because there is no way that the world would compromise with God and His Word, since the ruler of this world is the devil. Jesus came to rescue this human soul. Today I pray for those who face ostracism and persecution because of their faith in you, even from their own families. but you have made it a den of thieves. I like singing about it and waxing eloquent about it. 35For I have come to turn “ ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her … Jesus brought the peace of God to the people by a.o. It’s a punch to the gut, one that takes our breath away. Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. What is the meaning of the valley of Achor? While we were still sinners, Jesus sacrificed Himself for the sake of our reconciliation with God (Romans 5:10). 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. First, the peace the angels promised were to those who have trusted Him - not to everyone. In yesterday’s reflection, I explained how the imperative “Submit to one another” might be disturbing to us, even... Every resource on our site was made possible through the financial support of people like you. Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all:) (Act 10:34-36). Knowing that Jesus came into this world to heal damaged relationships with God brings peace to a troubled soul. Or in case of a restaurant in the congregation, cast the people out and overthrow the tables and the seats? The way to establish peace with the world is to compromise with the world and accept and tolerate the opinions, findings and things of the world. Answer: Matthew 10:34–36 describes Jesus telling the disciples that He came not to bring peace to the world, but a sword. I love the fact that you have come to make all things new, thus pressing your peace upon your creation. Paul describes Jesus Christ as “our hope” (1 Timothy 1:1) and “the blessed hope” . QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER REFLECTION: Have you ever experienced division in a relationship because of your faith in Christ? Context is everything, as they say. But when Jesus entered the temple, He didn’t enter a house of prayer but a den of thieves, where the people were out for gain. Jesus did come to bring peace on earth, but equating that with world peace or a lack of interpersonal conflict is not completely correct. Why did Jesus, this loving Man, bring a sword? Who knows…. (Matthew 10:34) That doesn’t sound very peaceful, does it? Jesus lived in peace with God, therefore He lived in enmity with the world. Despite the fact, that Jesus cast out unclean spirits, healed the sick and when His disciples were hungry, allowed them to pick off the grains, when they walked into a field of grains, Jesus still walked in obedience to God after His will and therefore He fulfilled the law (Mat 5:17, Mar 2:23-28), Jesus said unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? The Sword however does not mean Christians should be violent or harm others. I’ve seen it in my own ministry. Because Jesus taught them as one, who possesses authority and not as the men learned in the sacred scriptures. With your gift of any size, you’ll enable us to continue equipping Christians with high-quality biblically-based content. The unclean spirit torn the man with convulsions, he screeched with a loud voice and came out of him. If Jesus hadn’t done anything and ignored the situation of the people, who were in need and needed help, which Jesus was able to provide, then Jesus would have done evil in the sight of God. While we were God’s enemies, “we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son” (Romans 5:10). In fact, it’s quite possible that Jesus’ own family was severed because of his ministry, at least during his lifetime. But if you study the Bible and the life of Jesus than this image of Jesus, which is often created by watching television and movies, by reading books and hearing sermons from the opinions of carnal people, doesn’t correspond with the truth of God’s Word. Jesus Christ preached peace. The only moments, that Jesus kept silent were at the moments He was tempted and challenged to prove Himself. But that was not God’s will and therefore Jesus cast them out of the temple and overthrew the tables and the seats. But Jesus didn’t compromise with the world, as many churches today do and therefore have become worldly. Jesus didn’t keep His mouth in order to keep and maintain mutual relationships in harmony and tranquility. We saw this in the lives of the prophets during the Old Covenant and the lives of Jesus and His followers in the New Covenant (Read also: “Why the world hates Christians’), Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. Jesus didn’t keep silent about the truth. No, Jesus often spoke hard words and was confrontational, even to the pious (religious) leaders of Israel. Nevertheless, until Jesus returns, believers and unbelievers will be in conflict. 5:9; Mark 9:50). It is at this point that Jesus tells his disciples, “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (v. 34). What would happen in this age, when someone would enter the church and go into the bookstore and cast out the people and throw all the merchandise on the ground? The unclean spirit revealed himself in the man by crying out with a loud voice to Jesus. Used with Permission. (Luke 6:9). Image by How can we be peacemakers in situations where the presence and values of the kingdom of God seem to stir up conflict? Then say, “Go.” In fact, during Jesus’ ministry, he told the disciples, "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. It's a metaphor for the division the gospel would bring to the world. Maybe this man went to the synagogue every sabbath and listened to the teachings of the scribes or maybe the man was a scribe. So in that sense, yes, Jesus clearly came to bring peace. A Mighty Warrior. The doctrine and works of the Nicolaitans. Jesus’ sword was never a literal one. In the synagogue, there was someone with an unclean spirit. In this post we will unveil the esoteric meaning. Believers can enjoy the peace of God. Did Jesus come to bring peace or not? So, even though the kingdom of God ultimately establishes God’s peace on earth, the advance of the kingdom brings division. Christ is called the Prince of Peace. But Jesus was a Man of compassion, who did good and saved lives, by preaching the truth of God and His Kingdom, calling the people to repentance and the removal of sins. It begins with a question that seems to have an obvious answer: “Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth?” Our answer: “Yes, of course we do. Join us for a study, then try it with your own group. to save life, or to destroy it? And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. Jesus goes on to explain how he will split families in a variety of ways. The words “Christ” and “peace” are found together in the same verse no … He restored the bodies of the people and made them whole, by healing them. Nowhere in the Bible do we read, that Jesus approved and accepted sins, as so many believers, including pastors, say and preach. We held a Q&A night to wrap up our Kindred sermon series on Tuesday, April 17, 2013. Help me to know how to be a genuine peacemaker in the situations and relationships where you have placed me. When understood in its broader context, it is apparent that Jesus is simply using the image of the sword as a hyperbolic metaphor for the division that the message of the kingdom would bring, which, significantly enough, is how Luke interprets this metaphor ( Lk 12:51-2 ). I came to bring trouble, not peace. The primary peace that Jesus came to bring is peace between mankind and God. You know that, of course. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. Because where Jesus came, agitation, conflicts, strife, anger, and hate arose, that eventually led to His death. Because the definition of peace according to Wikipedia is a concept of societal friendship and harmony in the absence of hostility and violence. Theology of Work Project Online Materials by The High Calling are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Who would dare to say all these things today? Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9) AND “I did not come to bring peace… And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? For they were fearing Him, because the entire multitude was struck with astonishment at His teaching (Mar 11:18). In fact, Jesus makes it clear that we are to be peacemakers and “to live in peace with each other” (Matt. Anyway, Jesus was in the synagogue and this unclean spirit, who dwelled in this man didn’t appreciate Jesus’ presence and the truth He preached. Because peace with the world means enmity with God. Jesus is called the, "Prince of Peace" yet there has been no peace for the world since He came. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (Jn 16:33), Everyone wants peace with God. Countless righteous spirits, after a powerful angel announced the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:9 - 12), began to praise God and joyously shout, "Peace on earth and good will to men" (Luke 2:14, KJV). As Jesus announced the kingdom of God, calling for primary allegiance, this often split families, as some members believed and others did not. Jesus didn’t come to bring peace with the world, because otherwise He wouldn’t be crucified. When Jesus taught the people in the synagogue in Capernaum, the people were amazed at His teaching. Maybe the people considered this action of Jesus as a disruption of the service, but Jesus had brought the peace of God and the Kingdom of God to this man, by delivering this man from this unclean spirit (Lu 4:33-36, Mar 1:21-28). That is why the Apostle Paul wrote, “Therefore, since we have been justified (declared righteous) by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah,” (Romans 5:1) and “For Christ himself has brought peace to us. No, I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Daily Reflection Given Jesus’ uniform teaching about loving enemies and abstaining from violence, and given that his followers were known for their refusal to engage in violence for the first three hundred years of church history, it’s obvious that Jesus wasn’t saying he came so that his disciples would use swords. Jesus healed all that were oppressed of the devil and eventually Jesus restored the relationship between God and man and the position of man through His redemptive work at the cross. Jesus would be peace, because he would make peace between God and mankind possible. Jesus came to bring peace on earth. You should not suggest in any way that The High Calling or Theology of Work endorses you or your use of the work. Because by teaching the truth of God, He exposed the lies many believed and lived in. In fact, the peace the Bible says the Messiah will bring is not possible without his suffering and death. Because that’s what happened to Jesus. He is our hope. Jesus gave and provided what the people needed, according to the Kingdom and brought peace in chaos. Jesus brought everything, except a salutary state of peace; a state of tranquility, harmony, and order. Jesus did not come to bring Peace, those who choose NOT to follow Him will hate and be the enemies of those who DO want to follow Him. When you give a verse, have them repeat it. Do you ever find yourself reading along in Scripture when all of a sudden you come across a verse that punches you right in your solar plexus? How can that be? We are accused … But when Jesus came, He came to bring us peace – peace to our world, peace to our hearts. In that respect, He has come to bring division. This is hard, Lord, as you may very well know from your own family experience. / Mark 9:50, “Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. We have hope because Jesus forgives us and transforms us into his likeness. Dear Lord, break down the dividing walls of hostility in our world. I did not come to bring peace but a sword." Amen. According to them, Jesus didn’t keep God’s commandments. Today we’re going to learn more about that peace, through God’s word. He did not permit anyone to carry household gear through the temple. And when even was come, He went out of the city (Mar 11:15-19, Mat 21:12-13, Luke 19:45-48, Jn 2:), When the Jew’s Passover was at hand and Jesus entered the temple of God and saw that the people traded goods, Jesus cast them out that sold and bought in the temple and He overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of them that sold doves. Contemporary English Version Don't think I came to bring peace to the earth! So, yes, Jesus, we do think you have come to bring peace on earth.” Then we hear Jesus’ stunning response: “No, I have come to divide people against each other!” (12:51). Because where Jesus came, agitation, conflicts, strife, anger, and hate arose, that eventually led to His death. Jesus is the Prince of peace and He came to earth to bring peace. Based on scriptural evidence, it is indisputable that Jesus wants His followers to have peace. Knowing Jesus brings contentment regardless … Jesus said “I came not to bring peace but division”, what did He mean? Luke 12:51 is such a verse. (35) For I have come to turn " 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law-- (36) a … When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus confronted her with her sins. “Put away your sword,” Jesus told him. Jesus delivered the people, who lived in the bondage of the kingdom of darkness. At one level Jesus did come to bring peace. If we look at these definitions of peace, we can conclude that Jesus didn’t bring peace on earth as the world defines peace. Conflict is uncomfortable. God was visiting sinful men, not with the judgment they deserved, but with the peace of His salvation. He brought the works and lies of the darkness into the light and destroyed the works of the kingdom of darkness. Art thou come to destroy us? July 2, 2020 by Joshua Tilghman 21 Comments. In Luke 12, Jesus is not making some broad statement about his ultimate purpose. I ask that you sustain them and encourage them. This unhappy truth does not, of course, imply that followers of Jesus are to seek conflict or to try to split up families. Published by The High Calling, May 27, 2011. (Luke 4:33-36, Mar 1:21-28). Imagine, that you are in the church and suddenly someone starts yelling at you. Sometimes, our efforts to bring genuine peace to a situation or a relationship will, in fact, lead to conflict. But in reality, this was not the case. But peace with God means enmity with the world. He was the promised Messiah who came to “save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Jesus didn’t keep the peace and didn’t bring peace among the people as the world defines peace. This act of Jesus didn’t seem like an act of peace and also had consequences for Him. And Jesus is saying he’s going to do it. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven. Have them raise their Bibles in the air. Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him. The demands, pressures and stress of work can put a huge strain on relationships with our coworkers. I like the thought of peace on earth. Rather, he is pointing to a very real result of his kingdom proclamation. This Jesus, born in a stable and placed in a manger, is that hoped-for peace. Jesus’ peace won’t make all your problems and all the world’s conflicts fade away. Context is the key to Jesus' words. He first needed to break the false peace, and hence, He used the analogy of using a Sword. This was namely because the people of God were carnal and walked after the flesh. And He taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? Since they were carnal and sense ruled, they expected a Messiah, who would deliver them from the power of the Romans and establish an earthly kingdom on earth. May I live for you and your kingdom in all I do. I know you who you are, the Holy One of God.”. Since the birth of Jesus in 5 B.C. I don’t love the truth of Luke 12:51, but I must acknowledge it. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." So, in that way, he came to bring peace. But what kind of peace did Jesus bring on earth? , however, the planet as a whole has only experienced the briefest periods of peace even after any human-based attempts to extend its duration. He is! 34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy Him: for they feared Him, because all the people was astonished at His doctrine. This man began to cry out with a loud voice to Jesus, saying “What is there in common between us and you, Jesus, Nazarene? I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. The controversy over Christmas that remains today is that Jesus divides people over opinions of who He is and what He did and can do for the world. As Jesus announced the kingdom of God, calling for primary allegiance, this often split families, as some members believed and others did not. But Jesus didn’t come to establish an earthly kingdom on earth, but He came to bring and establish the heavenly Kingdom of God and His peace on earth. The unclean spirit obeyed Jesus and left the man. And people are the same today as they were 2,000 years ago. Good News Translation "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the world. Before Christ, we were enemies of God, trapped in our own sins. Matthew 10:34; Luke 2:14; 22:36 and Mark 9:50; John 14:27; 16:33; Acts 10:36 No Peace: " Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Have we found a contradiction in the Bible, some fatal flaw in its tapestry of truth? How do peacemakers understand and apply this verse? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. Why was David not allowed to build the temple? Matthew 5:13, © 2015 - Salt of the earth - All Rights Reserved www.the-saltoftheearth.com, thou come to destroy us? Although some were amazed, there were also some, who were not so amazed and definitely didn’t appreciate His presence and teaching. Bible Lesson: Have children get their Bibles ready for a Sword Drill. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. This 4-day plan from Theology of Work Project and Workmatters provides simple steps you can take to be more loving to your coworkers that will transform those relationships and increase both joy and productivity at work. Jesus said so Himself. What would happen to the person? war) and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or heterogeneous groups. Jesus said, “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34). 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. Jesus never promotes violence among people. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of, The importance of praying for fellow believers. 35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law — 36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[c] First and foremost, He came to make peace between God and rebellious, sinful human beings. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, … He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it (Mat 10:34, Luke 12:51). calling them to repentance and the removal of sins, so that the people of God would walk again in the will of God on His way. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. How are we going to make sense of Luke 12:51? In Luke chapter twelve, it is recorded that Jesus said he came, not to bring peace on earth, but division; even in one’s own household, two against three and three against two. If we look at these definitions of peace, we can conclude that Jesus didn’t bring peace on earth as the world defines peace. These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. Instead of making a life whole and saving a life, He would have destroyed a life. But, the peace our Lord offers is a “peace of mind” and “peace of heart,” for knowing “We Stand Together with Jesus.” You see? Everywhere Jesus came, He brought peace and harmony and everything went well. Jesus didn’t live in enmity with God. Did Christ fail in His mission to bring peace to this world? The peace of Jesus is certain and secure, whereas world peace has no certainty from day to day. By Mark D. Roberts. It can escalate if left unchecked or unresolved. Jesus represented the Kingdom of God and was sent in His Name; the authority of the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ peace doesn’t guarantee a slick commute in the morning. Jesus didn’t say: “Sir, would you be so kind to be quiet and don’t yell otherwise you will be removed from the congregation,” as many people would say today. Many think that He came to bring peace on earth. Jesus paid the penalty for our sins so that God’s wrath could be turned away from us and we could have peace with God. No, I tell you, but rather division” (Luke 12:51). Cindee Snider Re. I see it today throughout the world, especially in places where becoming a Christian is a capital offense. Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 1,165 helpful votes. Jesus didn’t see a man, who yelled at him, but Jesus saw an unclean spirit, who revealed himself in the man and Jesus spoke to the unclean spirit and commanded the unclean spirit what He wanted the spirit to do. Therefore, Jesus rebuked this unclean spirit, who dwelled in the man, by commanding the unclean spirit to shut his mouth and to come out of him. Because Jesus His life on earth was anything but peaceful. There are several reasons for this. Let's talk about that. When Jesus Christ came to earth the angels announced that there would be peace. You came to destroy us. The Sword is the Word of God, the Logos. You are free to share (to copy, distribute and transmit the work), and remix (to adapt the work), under the condition that you must give appropriate credit to The High Calling, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. There is only continuous war. Don't assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. If you would judge Jesus Christ by some of those who profess to follow Him, you might think that Jesus would be an advocate of individuals’ expression of disdain and even hatred toward their enemies and of nations’ … Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? This, in the culture of Jesus, was just about the worst thing one could imagine. This action of Jesus came forth from the Scriptures in which God said that His house would be a house of prayer (Isa 56:7). There are times when loyalty to you divides families. Yet, we seek to serve God faithfully in such circumstances, knowing that, in the end, his genuine, lasting peace will pervade all creation. After you get over your shock, you say to yourself, “What is this doing here? And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. But, right up to present times, no true or lasting peace exists on earth. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” Did Jesus come to Earth to bring peace—or turmoil? Jesus says that even at the most intimate levels of relationships, among family members, he brings division. Matthew 10:34-36 Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. Produced by The High Calling, Bible Study: Wednesdays, Oct. 14 - Dec. 16, 10 Key Points About Work in the Bible That Every Christian Should Know, Beyond Rank and Power: What Philemon Tells Us About Leadership, A Biblical Pattern for Conflict Resolution, A Radically Different Vision of Community, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. It may have seen that way in the natural realm, but in the spiritual realm, Jesus still walked after the will of God. In Matthew 10:34, Jesus is speaking about the divisions that will come, even among family members, over their belief or lack of belief about Him. Because the chief priests and the scribes, who heard it went to seek how they could destroy Him. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines peace as a state of tranquility or quiet (such as freedom from civil disturbance or a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom), freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions, harmony in personal relationships, a state or period of mutual concord between governments or a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those, who have been at war or in a state of enmity. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. Jesus called Peter Satan (adversary of God), when he was an offense to Jesus because he did not have a mind for the things of God, but for the things of men and spoke from his emotions (flesh) (Mat 16:23). But Jesus said something else. Jesus was and is the Sword; the Living Word of God and He came to the earth with the truth of God and separate asunder soul (visible) and spirit (invisible). There are many people, who have created an image of Jesus as a kind, loving, quiet, and peaceful Man, who spoke with a calm voice to the people. Jesus said, that He didn’t come to bring peace on this earth, as the world defines peace, but to bring the sword. No, I have come to divide people against each other! How can we respond to this unsettling word of Jesus? PRAYER: Dear Lord, to be honest, my first reaction to Luke 12:51 was not a happy one. >> Why did Jesus say, "I did not come to bring peace, but I came to bring truth”? Since Jesus walked after the Spirit, He knew, who cried out with a loud voice to Him. But making peace is not the same as making nice. In fact, it’s quite possible that Jesus’ own family was severed because of his ministry, at least during his lifetime. Jesus does, however, promise a peace that will quiet your heart. I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. Jesus was born to be the mediator between God and the world, bringing reconciliation and forgiveness. (Acts 10:36) - "The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)." How are you seeking to be a peacemaker in your relationships? You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” The truth of God's Word is offensive to sinners. What does the circumcision in Jesus Christ mean. 12:18). Isn’t Jesus the Prince of Peace? Jesus defeated the enmity between God and man at the cross and reconciled man back to God, so that the peace between God and man was restored. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict (i.e. Jesus called them a.o hypocrites, blind leaders of the blind, blind guides, fools, whited sepulchres, graves which appear not, generation of vipers, sons of the devil (Mat 15:7-9, 14; 23:24, 27, 33, Luke 11:37-54; 12:56, Jn 8:44). Therefore the world shall never submit to God’s will and tolerate and respect God’s will, but instead shall resist against every commandment of God and destroy every institution and covenant of God. Jesus brought everything, except a salutary state of peace; a state of tranquility, harmony, and order. 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. The purpose of this “Christ vs. Christianity” column is to show how many churches and individuals who profess the name of Christ teach and practice things that are directly contrary to what Jesus Christ actually taught. 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