“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
One of the things that is clear in the Bible is that God often starts wars. But when we pray we always pray for peace, why? During times of war many more people trust Christ as their savior than during times of peace. During times of war the amount of prayer offered up to God is many times greater than during peace. The growth in character in the lives of Christians during war is much more than times of peace. So why do we pray for peace? Well, because people die during war! Everybody is going to die. Is there some reason why we think it is better to die from cancer or covid or even old age instead of having a bomb drop on our house?
In Revelation it says that the number who get saved and end up in heaven is not able to be counted. That is a lot of people. Why? Because of war, pestilence, wild beasts, and famine. We would certainly pray against all those things, but would a multitude so great they weren’t able to be counted still get saved? Probably not, a fraction of the final number would get saved. So, tell me, why do we pray for peace?
Revelation 6:8 I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Revelation 7:9 behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;
Revelation 7:14 These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.