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Eleven Things You Need To Know About Peace.
First what is it? Safety, Wellness, Happiness, Health, Prosperity, Favor. Peace: Complete well being in spirit, mind, body and life, absent of worry or fear, reconciled, confident, content, quiet… Peace is not complacence, it’s a confidence in the goodness and faithfulness of God above anything earthly that threatens to trouble you or worry you.
So what are Eleven Things You Need To Know About Peace?
#1 It’s A Birthright. If you have put your faith in Jesus’ death as payment for the penalty of your sin, and to transform you eternally from death to life… you have been born into a new family, the family of God. And one of your new birthrights is peace. He is the Prince of Peace. It’s His Name, it’s what comes with Him. Romans 5:1 – Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our LORD, Jesus Christ. Isaiah 53:5 – But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed. Peace is your new birthright. A right of new birth.
#2 God Gives it to you. John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Peace is God’s gift to you, He gives it. You don’t earn it. He doesn’t give cheap peace, the temporary peace of the world. He gives eternal peace, the peace of heaven, the peace that remains. Peace is already yours because God gives it to you.
#3 Do Not Let It Go. That’s on you. John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. If you let your heart be troubled, you will let go of the peace God gave you. The peace you walk in can depend on what you allow your heart to do. Do not let your heart be troubled – Do not take up anything but His peace. Every thought presents a choice. Choose His peace instead – your birthright. Do not let your heart be troubled. Do not let go of your peace. Exodus 14:14 – The LORD will fight for you, you need only to hold your peace. Don’t give it up, don’t let something or someone take it. God’s peace is yours, do not let it go.
#4 Get Wisdom Because Peace Comes With It. Proverbs 3:13 – Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. That proverbs chapter for every day, will grow your wisdom. As soon as you hear it speak it, and do it! Put it into practice immediately. Wisdom is a doing, not just a knowing. The right use of knowledge. Get wisdom, and peace comes with it.
#5 God keeps you in peace, so you don’t leave it. Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep him in complete peace whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you. He is the Word, so if your mind is on the Word, your mind is stayed on Him, and His peace stays with you. It’s how you don’t let it go. That’s why PRISM is so important – it keeps you in His Word, so your mind is stayed on Him, and your trust in Him will keep growing. Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. God keeps you in peace, so you don’t leave it.
#6 Peace is a fruit of the Spirit. So first be filled with the Spirit. Then pray in the Spirit, so you walk in the Spirit, and the fruit of the Spirit will manifest in your life. Part of that fruit is peace. Pray in the Spirit – that’s the seed, and if you sow seed, you get harvest. Peace is a fruit of the Spirit.
#7 Obedience ensures that your peace remains. Isaiah 32:17 – The fruit of righteousness will be peace, the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. Psalms 37:37 – Consider the blameless, and observe the upright, for the future of that man is peace. Philippians 4:9 - The things which you have both learned and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: (Be sure to do these things!) and the God of peace will be with you. If the God of peace is with you, the peace of God is with you. Obey what He tells you to do, and your peace will remain. PiVAT will help! It’s how you know what He wants you to do, so you can obey, so His peace can remain. If you’re obeying what He tells you, He’s got the rest. Obedience ensures that your peace remains.
#8 What you think about affects your peace. Romans 5:8 – For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. If your thoughts are consumed mostly with things of the world, you get death, you forfeit peace. What you think about, dwell on, how much input you allow of worldly things versus heavenly things – affects your peace. You can’t feed on the carnal and expect peace to remain. It is spiritual – so make sure the real estate of your mind, the hours of it’s attention are on the things of the Spirit, not the things of the world. Arrest and redirect every thought that is not peace. And guard your inputs... what you think about affects your peace.
#9 Peace is a third of the Kingdom. Romans 14:7 For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Stay in the Spirit. Pray in the Spirit and you’ll stay in the Spirit. It’s how you walk in righteousness, and stay in his peace. Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Your part – rejoice – count every trial a joy – take joy again. Don’t let a single thing make you anxious, instead pray about it! Make your requests known to God with thanksgiving. And His peace will guard your heart and your mind. Kingdom: Righteousness is what is done in the kingdom, Peace is the protection of the kingdom, and joy is the result of the kingdom. Peace is a third of the Kingdom.
#10 His thoughts towards you are peace. Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts I have toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. God has peace for you. When He thinks of you, His thoughts are peace. His plans for you are peace - complete well being in spirit, mind, body and life. Psalms 55:18 – He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me. Nothing that comes against you is too hard for God. He not only delivers you, He delivers you in peace. His thoughts toward you are peace.
#11 His covenant with you is peace. Isaiah 54:10 – Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, my kindness will not depart from you, neither will the covenant of my peace be removed, says the LORD who has mercy on you. Peace is a covenant promise from the LORD. You do your part, Pray in the Spirit, Stay in the Word, Obey what He tells you, and Rejoice in the LORD, and He will fulfill His covenant of peace.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!