11. May 2017 · Comments Off on MASTER PEACE AS A WEAPON AGAINST THE ENEMY · Categories: Fruit of the Spirit, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Peace, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

…Truth, righteousness, PEACE, faith, and salvation are more than words. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. You’ll need them throughout your life… (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG).

Beloved, PEACE is an armour of God you can use to fight against the enemy. Your life needs to be governed by PEACE and I always like to use Peter as an example of how to use PEACE as a weapon.

Peter must have learnt from Jesus how to maintain peace in the midst of the storm (Mark 4:38-39)
because locked up in prison… the night before Peter was to be placed on trial, he was ASLEEP, fastened with two chains between two soldiers. Others stood guard at the prison gate. Suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick! Get up!” AND THE CHAINS FELL OFF HIS WRISTS (ACTS 12:6-7 NLT).

What? About to face death sentence and you are ASLEEP? Yes ASLEEP… AND THE CHAINS FELL OFF HIS WRISTS. This is the power of PEACE that confuses the devil who isn’t really after your house, marriage or child. He is just using it to access your peace of mind but if you can remain calm during the storm he will not know what to do with you.

Towards the end of Jesus’ time on earth, He told His disciples… 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.] (John 14:27 AMPC)

So, how do you remain calm during a storm? The Bible says… You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are FIXED ON YOU! (Isaiah 26:3 NLT). This means DON’T WORRY about anything; instead, PRAY about everything. Tell God what you need, and THANK HIM for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT).

Beloved, we are also told that… If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18 NIV). This means do your own part to maintain peace at all times. You can’t control other people but you can control how you respond to them. When you know someone wants to start a fight with you, it takes great strength (not weakness) to walk away. Think before you respond to people. Don’t let the enemy win.

Jesus said… I have told you all this so that you may have PEACE IN ME. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world (John 16:33 NLT).

Beloved, why not learn how to FIX YOUR THOUGHTS on Jesus and those things that would bring PEACE in your life and then watch how your life is transformed.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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