PEACEMAKERS: G1518, eirēnopoios, i-ray-nop-oy-os'
From G1518 and G4160; pacificatory, that is, (subjectively) peaceable: - peacemaker.
PEACEMAKING is the defining characteristic of the sons of God. Jesus tells us that the PEACEMAKERS shall be called the “children of God” or the “sons of God”. Having a “pacificatory” nature or being described as “peaceable” will especially identify the sons of God.
CHILDREN OF GOD: CHILDREN (G5207) + OF GOD (G2316)
The Greek phrase “UIHOS THEOS” is also interpreted as “sons of God” in the New Testament.
CHILDREN: G5207, uihos, hwee-os'
Apparently a primary word; a “son” (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship: - child, foal, son.
GOD: G2316, theos, theh'-os
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very: - X exceeding, God, god [-ly, -ward].
PEACEMAKERS are more than just amiable people who avoid fighting. PEACEMAKERS make other people’s welfare a priority over their own welfare. One thing I want to make clear… PEACE is a fruit of the Spirit. PEACEMAKING should especially mean that other peoples PEACE is the number one priority for the child of God!
Peacemakers are called sons of God. This is not how they BECOME sons of God—that can only happen by receiving Jesus Christ as Savior (Joh_1:12). By making peace, believers MANIFEST themselves as sons of God, and God will one day acknowledge them as people who bear the family likeness. Believer’s Bible Commentary
The fruits of the spirit: love, joy, PEACE, etc., only come from spending time fellowshipping with the Prince of PEACE and doing His will.
PEACE (shalom) is a very big word in the Hebrew language.
PEACE: H7965, shâlôm shâlôm, shaw-lome', shaw-lome'
From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace: - X do, familiar, X fare, favour, + friend, X greet, (good) health, (X perfect, such as be at) peace (-able, -ably), prosper (-ity, -ous), rest, safe (-ly), salute, welfare, (X all is, be) well, X wholly.
We see that PEACE in Hebrew does not merely mean the absence of unrest, PEACE includes: safety, happiness, health, prosperity, and a sense of overall well-being. It seems to me that modern Christianity too often emphasizes personal peace, and sadly does not focus enough on the peace of our family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, strangers, and those we come in contact with every day. This is probably due to our own immaturity, and our lack of time fellowshipping with Jesus.
Although it is true that we must have peace before we can hope to make peace for others, I believe if we focus our attention on other people’s peace and well-being, then God’s supernatural peace will naturally flow too and through us. I believe the eighth chapter of the Book of Romans clearly describes the process of becoming a peacemaker or “son of God”.
Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
First, we must ask God to give us His Holy Spirit. I believe the main evidence that the Spirit of God is actually dwelling within somebody is that person’s inclination to spend a large amount of time reading and meditating on the Word of God. The Word of God is repugnant to our flesh, but a newly born-again believer will have an almost unquenchable desire to know and study the Word of God.
1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Next, as we become more and more immersed in the Word of God, the cares of this world become less and less important to us. We begin to examine our own personal situation from a whole new perspective. We begin to understand that although some people seem to have it all together from a worldly perspective, without Jesus Christ they actually have nothing. While other people who seem to be desperately in need, or they seem to be poverty stricken, because they have Jesus Christ, they actually have everything!
Rom 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
The Holy Spirit helps us to understand that no matter how dire our circumstances may appear, or how hopeless our situation may seem, God’s plans for us are far more significant than we ever imagined. We begin to glimpse a “spiritual” reality that is completely hidden from the world. Fear begins to flow off of us, like water off of a duck’s back, we begin to realize that our heavenly Father has everything in control!
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Instead of panicking every time a new problem arises, the child of God turns to the Bible and to the Father in prayer when they suffer a financial set back, or when illness appears, or when they face any obstacle to “God’s” plan for their life.
Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
We begin to realize that all the suffering that we face serves a purpose, and we also realize that suffering is only temporary. Suffering does not necessarily always make us better people; however, if we come to the realization that we can trust only on the finished work of Jesus Christ, and that we must not lean on our own understanding, then we will become more and more Christ like!
Joh 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
Once Jesus Christ and the cross becomes the central theme in our life, then we begin to realize that trials and tribulations serve to focus our attention, energy, and time only on JESUS! The desires, cares, and conventions of this world begin to lose their luster, and we begin to understand that God has something much, much greater in store for us…God wants to conform us into the very image of His first begotten Son! We begin to catch a glimpse of what was motivating the Apostle Paul in all his many trials and tribulations.
Col 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Christ in YOU, the hope of glory!!!
Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Rev 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rev 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Rev 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Rev 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
Rev 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Rev 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Rev 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
The Ancient of Days, the Almighty, the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the King of kings, Jesus Christ is in YOU!
Why do we continually attempt to deal with our problems and our circumstances by ourselves? Why do we put so much confidence in vessels of clay? When we have direct access to God Almighty, who is closer than a brother!
Not only can God easily deal with our problems, Jesus can easily deal with any problem we happen to encounter, whether the problem is ours or somebody else’s problem. God desires for us to be peace MAKERS!
MAKER: G4160, poieō
1) to make
1a) with the names of things made, to produce, construct, form, fashion, etc.
1b) to be the authors of, the cause
1c) to make ready, to prepare
1d) to produce, bear, shoot forth
1e) to acquire, to provide a thing for one’s self
1f) to make a thing out of something
1g) to (make, i.e.) render one anything
1g1) to (make, i.e.) constitute or appoint one anything, to appoint or ordain one that
1g2) to (make, i.e.) declare one anything
1h) to put one forth, to lead him out
1i) to make one do something
1i1) cause one to
1j) to be the authors of a thing (to cause, bring about)
2) to do
2a) to act rightly, do well
2a1) to carry out, to execute
2b) to do a thing unto one
2b1) to do to one
2c) with designation of time: to pass, spend
2d) to celebrate, keep
2d1) to make ready, and so at the same time to institute, the celebration of the passover
2e) to perform: to a promise
Do we ever see somebody ask Jesus to help them in the New Testament, and He refuses? The only thing that seems to constrain Jesus from helping people is when they do not believe that He can help. Therefore, they do not bother to ask. When we, or somebody close to us, needs God’s help, we must not be one of those people who does not bother to ask God for help. God may not answer us how we expect, or when we expect, or where we expect, but He will always answer us… IF we ask!
Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.