Seven That Ways God Speaks to You: Part 6
God leads through His peace:
Let’s look at few examples of this in Scripture:
Mt 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Joh 14:27 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.
Joh 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.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Ro 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Fully one third of the kingdom of God, as described here, is peace, where Jesus, the Prince of peace rules!
Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Ever heard one say, when asked to do something: “No, I have no peace about that..’
They are following peace, hearing Holy Spirit speak to their hearts, through peace…
The kingdom of God is one third peace. Jesus is the Prince of peace, so wherever we go, we are called to bring peace.
Isaiah 9:6 [Full Chapter]
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.
Instrument of peace
There is a now famous prayer I used to hear growning up in the Catholic church, by a man of God named saint Francis, entitled make me and instrument of peace:
It goes like this:
Yet, today we are talking about hearing the voice of God, through His peace. There may be no peace in your circumstances, but there can always be a peace in your heart that passes all understanding.
Since the Kingdom of God is an invisible Kingdom in the earth, what does a kingdom of peace look like?
Well, I like to think of the Kingdom of God, as the ‘supreme rule and reign of Jesus’. When our lives align with the will of Jesus, we find peace within. When circumstances, or even a nation align themselves with the rule and reign of Jesus, there again, will be peace.
Where His kingdom reigns, there is peace.
I like what one minister said once about Col 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful
That the word ‘rule’ in this verse literally means, ‘to act as an umpire’. So when a child asks, dad, can I go over to Johnny’s and play, and my heart, my umpire, my peace says, “nope”. I go with that. Kinda simple really, be led by peace, follow peace, follow Jesus.
Right Living produces Peace
‘Father God, teach me how to be led by peace, in all my affairs, and to be a peacemaker and bring peace wherever possible, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’