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War - Isaiah 2

4 March, 2003 4:01 PM

Today I read Isaiah 2 and was confronted by many things again. So far my main personal challenge has been to catch a glimpse of the purposes of God and to compare them with the purposes and ways of his people. (both in OT times and today - including my purposes)

Interesting to read verses 1-5 in light of what is currently happening in the world.

In the last days 'the Lord will settle international disputes. All the nations will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. All wars will stop, and military training will come to an end.'

Again in this passage we get a glimpse of the heart of God. Peace seems to be fairly important to him. The transformation of implements of war into objects of provision and life is a beautiful image. Just imagine the missiles, bombs etc being transformed into things that could feed the starving in our world....

If these are Gods purposes - and we are the 'body of Christ' - how should we be living them out today?

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Are your comments working? I posted on this subject yesterday but it didn't take, I guess. Oh well. Good luck going through Isaiah. P.S. - I finally updated your web address in my blogroll.

Peace,
Andrew C.

Andrew Careaga » 5 March, 2003 1:11 AM

You ask excellent, thought provoking questions Darren! Yes, I think that we can reasonably expect that the Isaiah 2 verses apply to now as the Kingdom is now. How might this come about? Certainly with lots and lots of prayer. See www.24-7prayer.com for a good example of what might be needed. Other then that...I don't know. I think most of us are learning as we go along....or atleast I am. :)

Rich » 5 March, 2003 1:36 AM

Your comments were on the last Isaiah post Andrew! :-)

Darren » 5 March, 2003 9:09 AM

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