peace-jan-2009

Living in a world full of trouble, cares, and plenty of anxiety, worry and stress, we can forget as Christians that God’s peace is available to us any time of the day and no matter what we are facing.God’s peace comes not from the outside of us but rather it comes from the inside of us, out of our born again spirit.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace,…AMP

God’s peace is available to us as a result of God, the Holy Spirit, living inside of our recreated spirit.God cared enough for you in this troubled, mixed up world, that He placed Himself inside your spirit so you could have continual contact with Him and He could release His peace to you.God’s peace, the Bible says, passes all understanding; in other words, you shouldn’t in the natural have such peace in such difficult times.

When we received Jesus as our Savior our spirit was born again, become brand new and was filled with the Holy Spirit and peace coming from His presence.As a result of this, we are as peaceful as God is right now in our spirit concerning everything we are challenged with in this world; we just have to notify our soul, which is our mind, will, emotions and intellect.The Holy Spirit is as close to you as your inner man, your spirit.

The peace of the Holy Spirit is that peace available to us in the most difficult of situations and is the same peace Jesus told His disciples He was leaving with them.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] AMP

Yielding to this peace on the inside of us will keep us from being troubled, afraid, agitated, fearful, intimidated, cowering down to difficulties on the outside and becoming unsettled in our minds.This is reality in the life of the spirit.Learning to live out of our spirit will allow the Holy Spirit to be in control of life’s situations.With the Holy Spirit of peace comforting us, counseling us, helping us, strengthening us and interceding through us, then we will make the right decisions for our lives every time.

God doesn’t want us to be full of care about anything.Ask for the Lord’s help, give Him thanks and then fully expect the peace of the fruit of the Spirit to show up and keep or guard your mind so that you have peace beyond human comprehension working on your behalf until the end.It’s this peace filled mind, the mind that is stayed on Him that releases God’s supernatural help.

God’s peace is what the enemy of our souls comes to steal from us day after day.God’s peace is God’s guarantee of one victory after another for us.So make a decision to yield to God’s peace right now and continue to yield no matter what is going on.

Our brand new, born again spirit contains supernatural forces called the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, meekness and temperance) that work in the most difficult situations to turn things around.

God doesn’t want us to depend on natural people or natural things to deliver us since He has placed these supernatural forces on the inside of us to do the job and then it’s supernatural on our natural.

Facing so much today we can forget God’s peace is available to us just like the disciples did when they faced a terrible storm on the lake with hurricane winds and their boat was taking on water.Jesus so peaceful was sound asleep.Can you imagine that?So they awakened the Prince of Peace and asked Him, “Do you not care if we perish?”

Have you asked Him that question or something similar?He understands and is touched with the feelings of your infirmities.Remember He walked the earth as a man also.

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. AMP

“And let the peace”.  We must “allow” the fruit of peace on the inside of us help us make correct decisions, guaranteeing we won’t end up with shipwrecked lives. God’s peace causes us to know in our spirit whether things look right or look wrong for us.God’s peace acts continually as an umpire in our spirit; helping us decide and settle once and for all the questions that arise in our lives in a peaceful state.As members of the Body of Christ we are to live in this peaceful state.

Peaceful is what we are in this world through Jesus Christ no matter how chaotic it is in this world right now or will be!We need to remind ourselves every single day God’s peace is in us and available to us; for it will only get worse in the world that we are living in but not living out of.In Christ, Kingdom of God living, spirit living is our way of living now and through which we experience God’s peace that passes all natural understanding in this chaotic world.

Whatever is going on around you that may be stressful and may bring concern to your mind, just stop whatever you are doing and wherever you are and just look to the God of peace Who is on the inside of you and listen and yield to what the Holy Spirit says to do or not to do. His direction will always be right even though His direction at times can seem like the craziest thing you could do.Remember He is God of the universe so He knows just how to handle your situation.Since you are His child, through the learning process His mercy will cover your mistakes if you just ask.

God’s peace, we can experience at any time goes beyond human reasoning.God’s peace garrisons and guards our minds so that no matter what comes against us we remain secure in what Christ has made us to be in Him and has provided for us in Him.We will remain calm and confident that greater is He Who is in us than he that is in this world.

Every day of your life you will have to make the choice to yield to the peace of God that is already on the inside of you. Just yield to Him, the Author and Promoter of Peace.You can even make that choice before you begin each day, before you get out of bed.Make the choice you will not allow anyone or anything steal your peace.

Pray a simple pray, something like this:

“Father, I know you live inside of me.You are my peace.I make the decision right now I am going to allow the fruit of the Holy Spirit flow through me today.I will walk in your peace this entire day.I will not allow anyone or any thing steal from me the peace of God.God’s grace and peace are multiplied to me today. I call on your help, Holy Spirit, my Helper, Comforter, and Strengthener.Amen.”

I also have written an article, “God’s Peace Available In Daily Life”, on my website, www.godswordalive.com with more detail about this powerful fruit of the Spirit, peace.

I have just posted a whole new series of audios on God’s Word Alive entitled “Kingdom Ways To Prosper In Financial Famine” that will show you how to use Kingdom financial strategies to escape the financial famine in this world system.  The Kingdom has provided for you through Jesus a Redemptive Wall that separates you from the financial famine in this godless, Babylonian world system.  Now is the time for each and every Christian and their households to flourish in the Kingdom of God and get back to Eden and live on top of the world.