A great mistake people make is that they are looking for peace in the world. It is not to be found in the world. We are going to have it by and by in that millennium reign. By and by He is coming back, and “righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.” That day has not come. Some people telling us we are living in the millennium. That is not the present day. While men are lifting their voices against God they cannot have peace.
Now there are some enemies to peace. Every sin is an enemy to peace. Get acquainted with God and you will get peace. He is the author of peace. The way to get peace is to feed upon the blessed Word of God and find out what God is to us.
Toward the close of the war, there was a proclamation that no more Southern soldiers would be received into the Union army. A rebel deserter came to the Union army, but the Union army would not have him. There he was between those great armies. He would not go back for fear of being shot as a deserter, so he took to the woods and hid himself and lived on roots and herbs. At last, he had to get food or die. One day he met a man riding on horseback. The man said, “What is the trouble?” He told him the trouble. “Why,” says he, “don’t you know that the war is over and peace has been declared?” Ah, poor man! All he had to do was to enter into it.
Thank God peace has been declared. Jesus Christ has made peace. All I have to do is enter into it.
~ This is from Mr. Moody’s sermon “Peace” in The Great Redemption or Gospel Light.