THE BONDS OF PEACE
I begged My children to endeavor, meaning to make it your primary concern, to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace. That was an important admonition because all of your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical blessings depend upon it. My Holy Spirit said through Paul that you must walk worthy of your calling, because you are called to peace with everyone, as taught by Jesus. He said that the peacekeepers are blessed and are called My children. (Ephesians 4:1-3)
My Spirit said that one way to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace is to have lowliness of mind, meaning to be void of pride, never thinking of yourself as better than anyone or more righteous than others or more privileged than others. You must have the mind of Christ who didn't think it was a demotion to come from the glories of heaven to earth to live in a human body. (Romans 12:16-18; Philippians 2:6-8) You should not seek to exert yourself over anyone. Give them free will to have their own opinion.
The second way that He said you can keep the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace is to be meek. A meek person is humble, patient and never insisting on his or her own way. Jesus said that the meek will inherit the earth because they will not be confrontational, just like I am not confrontational. They will not be arrogant and doctrinal, opposing the beliefs of others. They will be meek to My Spirit which means they will be obedient to My guidance.
The third way that He said that you will promote the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace is to be longsuffering which means not to be easily provoked, never holding an infraction against anyone, but instead to understand their motivations instantly, just like I am longsuffering of your infractions by blotting them out instantly. You must always understand that those who oppose you are yielding to evil temptations just like you often do when you judge others.(Matthew 7:1-2) Love them and forgive them so you will be forgiven.
Another way is for you bear up under the weaknesses, sins, iniquities, trespasses, transgressions, temper tantrums, cruel or bitter words, oppositional beliefs, and other acts of others which do not promote My peace. You should understand and bear up under their accusations, their judgments and their angry outburst aimed at you. Refusing to respond in anger and evil words will further the unity of the Spirit and keep active the bonds of peace. You will gain a friend by not returning evil for evil done to you. Peace will prevail in your life.
If you will think about it, if My children who are keepers of peace are recognized as My own children as I said, then the ones who sow strife in the earth are temporarily identified as children of the devil in the heavens. They have yielded to temptations and need to be forgiven by you because Jesus said you have the authority in the earth to forgive sins or to retain sins. As My children with that authority, you must keep the bonds of peace with everyone so that you will not further strife in the world. (James 3:16)
My Holy Spirit said to the Ephesians that He begged them to lead a life that is worthy of their calling by maintaining unity of the Spirit with everyone in the bonds of peace. What you bind on earth is bound in heaven. If you bind yourself and others to My ministry of peace, then My angels of peace will come to minister to you just like they did with Jesus when He refused to obey evil temptations.(Matthew 4:21) When you maintain the unity of the Spirit with all people you will walk in peace all your days of the earth because My kingdom has come into your life just as it is in My heaven. (Matthew 5:9; Matthew 6:10)
Keep peace with everyone and you will have My peace of mind.
Your Peaceful Father