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May 22, 2022              

 

His Glorious Peace

 

 

John 16:29-30 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.J

 

     The disciples had just made a firm profession of faith, telling the Lord that they now knew beyond a doubt that He had come from the Father and seemingly were assuring Him that they were with Him no matter what.  Jesus, however, knew what was about to transpire and He wanted them to know that regardless of all the terrifying experiences that lay ahead for them in this world, in Him was “PEACE.”

 

John 16:31-33  Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?

Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

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.

 

     Well, it certainly does not take a scholar or genius to tell us that “peace,” is not a word that anyone would even think of using to describe the world we live in today.  Everywhere you turn there is turmoil, strife, and discontentment.  Mankind has been searching continually since Adam and Eve’s sinful rebellion in the garden, but to no avail. There is no real peace in anything in this corrupt and carnal world. The Prince of Peace forever remains the only source of true and lasting 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.

 

     Peace is in the one true and living God, the God and Lord of all peace. There is no other source.

 

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

 

2Thessalonians 3:16  Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

 

     He gives us His peace in His Person:

 

Ephesians 2:13-14  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

 

     He gives us His peace through His Power:

 

Romans 16:20  And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

 

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.

   

      He gives us His peace with His Presence:

 

John 14:26-27  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

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.

 

     He gives us His peace among His People:

 

Colossians 3:14-15  And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

 

     He gives us His peace by His Promises:

 

Psalms 119:165  Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

 

Isaiah 26:3  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

 

     Are you still searching for peace in this world and all the false hope it offers, or are you rejoicing with the saints because the Prince of Peace has blessed you His peace, the glorious peace which passes all understanding?

    

 

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