We dream of Heaven for eternal rest. We picture the environment as a place of peace. However, in the Book of Revelation we read: “Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.” -12:7 & 8.
How then can we predict eternal peace when we read in the scriptures that Heaven is capable of having wars? We search for the meaning of world peace. Nevertheless we live in a world where there is: terrorist, child molesters, human trafficking, murder, domestic abuse, child abuse, hunger to a point of starvation, death based on curable diseases. When we see so much wickedness in our view how then can we search for peace?
Perhaps God guidance for peace is a little different then we as humans have perceived it to be. It read in the scriptures in the Book of James “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but you do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.” - 4:1 & 2
Can we question our vision of world peace based on the theory that God wants us to find inner peace? Is this reality possible to entertain in our minds? As we see in business, companies establish a vision statement & mission statement reflecting their mindset to achieve their goals. What if every human on Earth developed the compasity to calm their minds, relieve themselves from stress and mental trauma? Then we are able to find an inner utopia rather through meditation, prayer or another natural source. What if our entire species developed the ability to find peace within? In the Old Testament we see that God allow war to serve justice and faithfulness within His name. He also gave instructions at times to kill every living thing within an enemies’ territory. If God is a God of love and compassion who extends grace and mercy does it seem justify that He allows war? Do we wonder as if we are the judge? Can we as the clay answer back to the potter? In the Book of Isaiah it reads: ‘You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘You did not make me’? Can the pot say to the potter ‘You know nothing’? -29:16
Can we find peace within the space we already know? Consider just for a moment the reality of world peace being the result of humans as a species having the ability to find inner peace. This can change the matrix of salvation.