August 6, 2017

 No doubt, in the day and time in which we live, one of the greatest ways God’s children can glorify our Heavenly Father and magnify our Saviour, is by allowing His peace to shine forth brightly in our daily lives.

The world around us is absolutely overwhelmed with insecurity, instability, inconsistency, insincerity, injustice and out and out insanity!

Romans 3:16-18 Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes

What better way could there possibly be to let the world see Christ in us?  We, who have been so undeservedly blessed, having been given peace with God through the shed blood of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, The Prince of Peace!

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

 Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

 It is for this very reason, that I am convinced the flesh, the devil and the world work so hard trying to keep the saints of God from walking in the peace of God.  Satan wants us to live in the flesh and conform to the world so we will be full of fear, frustration, fretting and fighting.

God, however has given His children a perfect prescription for peace, a peace that the world knows nothing about, His Peace!

John 14:27 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.

Unlike the world, the peace Christ gives is not dependent upon surroundings, situations or circumstances.  His peace can shine during the raging storm, through deepest darkest valley and while facing the fiercest temptation and trial. God’s peace is beyond human understanding.

Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 This peace comes from Christ in us, it is the fruit of the Holy Ghost of God. This is the peace that filled the three Hebrew children in the midst of the fiery furnace. This peace is the peace that filled Daniel in the den of hungry lions. This peace is the peace that filled Paul and Silas, as they sang praises to God in the darkness of the Philippian dungeon.  And this is the peace that can fill you, regardless of what you may be walking through right now.  It is this peace that will enable those around you to see the light of Christ shining brightly, no matter how dark and dreary this world may become!

 John 16:33 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.

 Rom 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.




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