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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. KJV
The Greek word for peace is – eirene (i-ray’-nay): peace, quietness, rest. The Webster’s dictionary defines it as freedom from anxiety, annoyance, or other mental disturbances. A state of tranquility or serenity.
Sounds great. How can I get some? Right? Well, from what I have been studying in the Word for this devotional this kind of peace is a gift from God and a choice to receive. We must choose to have this kind of peace. It is already ours. It has already been given.
Jesus used the same word for peace several times in the Word. In John 14:27 He said, Peace I leave 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.
He said it right there. Do not let… It is our choice to let our hearts be troubled and lose our peace. We do not have to. Jesus already gave us the peace. We must by faith believe that we already have it and not “let” ourselves lose our peace.
A couple chapters later Jesus says in John 16:33, …in Me you may have perfect peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer! For I have overcome the world. I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.
YEAH! All we have to do is believe what He said and receive it. You may think that it sounds almost too simple. Well, to be honest with you, most things in the Word are. I think that is why so many of us have trouble receiving it. We are so used to the world we live in. We are used to everything having a thorough explanation and the Word is just the opposite. God speaks simply so that we may understand and be able to walk in victory.
When the enemy comes to rob your peace you must stand firm and know that it is yours and he cannot take it from you without your consent.
Here are some Scriptures for you to look up, study, and learn so that you can keep the peace that God has already given you.
- Romans 8:6
- Ephesians 2:14
- Colossians 3:15
- II Timothy 2:22
- Hebrews 12:14
- James 3:18
- I Peter 3:11
Remember, peace is already yours. Jesus said it. God cannot lie. You can know that it is the Truth. His Truth. You must by faith believe what He says and receive what He has already given you. The only way you are going to do that is to get the Word in you. So that when the enemy comes knocking you can slam the door in his slimy little face.
Daddy God, thank You so much for leaving me peace. Thank You that I do not have to live without it ever. Help me to receive the gift You have given me. Help me to memorize Your Truths and slam the door when the devil comes to steal the peace that You have already given me. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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