Monday, December 15, 2014

Give PEACE a Chance

As we conclude the Battle Ready series it is my prayer that we have become more enlightned, aware and equipped to face all of lifes challenges, distractions in any form with a Godly resolve, knowing that God is with us and that fact guarantees our Victory. 

I am convicted that having Victory in spiritual battles is synonimus to Peace.

Peace is a spiritual gift and promise from God.  God himself is the Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

When the 'storms' battles are raging being fought in our lives remember that we serve the true and living God that when we call on Him for help he is ready and faithful to comand peace.

Mark 4:38-40  But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”  And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”

As we live on this sinful earth, being sinners ourselves, there will always be trouble of some sort that we will face at one point or another.  Our Saviour promises that our peace of mind comes through Him and we should be joyful because He has conquered and is in controll.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

The declaration of Peace on earth was made from Heaven at Christ birth

Luke 2:13-15
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:




14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”
 
The declaration of Peace in Heaven was made by his deciples days before his death.
 
Luke 19:37-39
37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,  saying: ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Jesus taught us that peacemakers are sons called children of God.
Matthew 5:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and  maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God!

I desire to be a child of God in the true sense of the word.
Let us strive with all our might to be peacemakers, peace makers with our thoughts, our family, or enemies, the disadvantaged....in every way possible.
 
God bless you and thank you for taking this journey with me.
 
May the principles we've discovered over the past couple weeks empower us for  greater victories in Spiritual battles.

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