GOD, AND HIS KIND OF PEACE!

What is the peace of God? Why do you need the peace of God? How can you have the peace of God???

There is no disputing it that in such a world in which we live, one if not the greatest need and quest of many today is peace within the soul... With the chaos, confusion, and challenges all around which has tagged along with the advancements in the civilization of our current Age, we find that the quest for true peace of mind has today become almost as vital as the other basic needs of man...

We would also find it rather amazing that even the so-called rich and famous in the land who many might think have everything going good for them are actually equally in the search for true peace as much as the poor and the needy; invariably suggesting that this peace is indeed no respecter of class, age, gender, race, and even religion... In fact, virtually all religions in our world today have this one thing in common: all in the attempt to assist men find true peace for their souls in this present life and even in the life after...

No doubt! There surely is a kind of peace which does exist but which nothing in the physical or natural realm can give... A kind of peace which not even the greatest of life's challenges nor the worst of life's sitautions can defeat... A kind of peace which remains steady and still in the midst of an atmosphere filled with fear, worry, and anxiety neccessitated by very obvious facts and realities... A kind of peace which exudes a degree of confidence that could only be described as beyond the natural... The super-natural peace which indeed only God can give; the same which is called the peace of God!...

Amongst some of the profound words of Jesus Christ is this we find in the following verse of Scriptures: "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]" John 16:33 (AMP)...

Jesus made it clear in the above and in other Scripture verses that challenges that would attempt to tamper with the Believer's peace of mind is not only expected, but certain... And He further gave us the sure means to safe-guard our peace; which is to look to Him as our source of true peace rather than depending on anything physical or anyone else... Indeed no man who walked the Earth exemplified the peace of God better than Jesus did; in the face of the raging storm, the attacks and persecutions of men, and even in the face of death... The Early Disciples also went on to follow Jesus' footsteps, as many of them faced the same persecutions and trials, and even gave their lives for their Faith...

We also find that peace is listed as one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, just after love and joy (see Galatians 5:22-23)... This indicates that this peace of God can only be received through the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) Who dwells within the spirit of the Believer... Indeed the Holy Spirit made all the difference both in the life of Jesus and in the lives of every Believer who displays such kind of peace...

The number of times we find the word 'peace' mentioned in the New Testament butresses the fact that peace is indeed a vital need of every Believer to live a fruitful and victorious Christian life in our world which is not about to get better but darker as the End of the Age approaches... Worry, fear, and anxiety has proved to be one of the Enemy's most successful tools which he employs to keep the Believer in bondage and limitation... But thanks be to God for we can leverage on His kind of peace even today!

The below Scriptures further guides us on the way to have and mantain the peace of God:

“I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!" John 14:27 (TPT)

"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Philipians 4:6-7 (NLT)

"Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our LORD." 2Peter 1:2 (NKJV)

Amen and Amen!!!

#JesusChristIsLORD #GODisStillinCharge

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