KEY SCRIPTURE: John 16:33 KJV “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
When the prophet Isaiah prophesied about the promised Messiah, he gave a number of names to Him. Among the list of names was the name Prince of Peace. Peace in its simple meaning is to be at one with yourself. Peace has indeed eluded most people since true peace is found in one person, yet they would not come to Him to experience that peace.
From our key scripture, He taught that there would be tribulation in the world. This statement has two sides. There would be tribulation that the world would raise towards the people of Christ. There is a general problem in the world, which comes to all men. In the mind of Jesus whether tribulation for being His follower or tribulation that comes to all men, the answer is to place your trust in Him. The prophet Isaiah put it this way;
” Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isa 26:3. The Lord is fully aware of the onslaught of Satan against humanity, which makes living quite miserable. He asks them to put their trust in Him.
In John 14:27 He says, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Please note, there is peace with God, which comes as a result of our coming to Christ and repenting from our sins. Rom 5:1. There is also the peace of God, which is a result of trusting Christ’s words of assurance.
The peace of God is the peace he has as God. It is the authority of Christ over all distressing situations. We share in that peace when we refuse to submit to the suggestions and activities of Satan and his demons.
It is His will that we live in peace. What do we do when the enemy seems to overwhelm us with His frightening situation? In such times start speaking God’s words of truth to yourself. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. In 1 Sam 30, David found himself in a very distressing situation. He wept till he could weep no more. The Bible said he encouraged himself in the Lord.1 Sam 30;6 Keep speaking words of faith to yourself till your heart is fully free and encouraged.
Peace is a person. He manifests this virtue as we surrender to Him. He is the Lord of my life and so I live in His peace. I am always of good cheer because I trust in Him.
THOUGHT: “YOU CAN NOT MISS JESUS PEACE IF YOU ALWAYS CHOOSE HIS WAY”
1Sam 30:6 KJV” And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.”
Phi 4:6 KJV “Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”