THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT PART 11
BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
-Matthew 5:9 states, … Blessed are the peacemakers: … The word "peacemakers" is a very beautiful and unique
word that is used in Matthew 5:9. It comes from the Greek word "eirenopoios", and is used only once in the entire canon of
scripture. It means: one who makes peace in others, having first received the peace of God in his own heart.
-The Bible speaks of two kinds of peace. They are:
1. PEACE WITH GOD
2. THE PEACE OF GOD
-We must first receive and experience peace with God, and the peace of God, before we
are able to be a peacemaker in the lives of others. We must partake of our Father’s divine nature in order to receive
of His peace. This enables us to then be a distributor of His heavenly peace.
-Romans 5:1 states, … being justified by faith, we have PEACE WITH GOD through our Lord Jesus Christ … This
is a justifying peace that comes from our Father and results in us being declared righteous. After having placed our faith
in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, we will then receive peace with God. Philippians 4:7 states,
… And the PEACE OF GOD, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus …
This is a sanctifying peace that comes from our Father and results in us being made righteous. It is accessed in the same
manner as that of peace with God ( justifying peace ). Upon placing faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall receive the peace
of God. This peace is that which brings us through the fiery trials and tribulations of this life. IT IS
PEACE IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM!
-The word "peace" means: rest, denoting the absence or end of strife, to be untroubled, undisturbed, and in a state of
well-being. After partaking ( on a daily basis ) of God’s peace we are then ready to become a peacemaker. The very peace
that has come to us is that which is to be given to others.
-God’s peace brings an end to the strife that exists within the heart of man. It brings an end to our anxiety, fear,
torment, and internal striving, in which we are always trying to work out the situations of life in our own strength. THANK
GOD FOR THE PEACE OF GOD! THANK GOD FOR HIS PEACEMAKERS! Romans 10:15 states, … How beautiful are the feet of them that
preach the gospel of PEACE, and bring glad tidings of good things … Ephesians 6:15 states, … And ( having ) your
feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of PEACE; …
-May we go forth preaching the GOSPEL OF PEACE to all men. We have enough troublemakers in the world. We need more …