My Partner, friend and cofounder of Throne of Grace, Mr. C uses the word “PEACE” as an exclamation point! Im not sure he even realizes it, but it blesses me every time he says it. Why? Because it reminds me that Peace is not only attainable, it is a free gift from our King. In all of my years in ministry, the number one thing that I have learned that people seek, is PEACE. They want peace more than anything else. So, the Holy Spirit has brought this message to each one of you as a personal message just for you. So, pay attention and read all the way to the end.
There is an old protestant hymn which goes as follows:
” CAST YOUR EYES UPON JESUS! LOOK STRAIGHT IN HIS GLORIOUS FACE…AND THE CARES OF THIS WORLD WILL GROW STRANGELY DIM IN THE LIGHT OF HIS GLORY AND GRACE!” Those beautiful words pretty much sum it up.
I was in California on a ministry trip. It was late December several years ago, My friend Carl and I were sitting on a bench in a park in La Jolla California, overlooking the majestic pacific ocean in an area called, The Cove. We were discussing Jesus and how much we love Him, The park we were in was situated between the Cove and a place on the beach known as the Kids Pool. They call it that because seals come there to see the Kids and vice versa,
As we talked about Jesus, night fell and the stars became visible. Then the most beautiful purple sky appeared. It was so gorgeous, I felt that I was looking directly into the face of King Jesus! Instantly, all of my cares seemed to melt away and I felt His presence. As I soaked in the glory of my Lord and Savior, I knew that He had His arms around me hugging me and telling me to enter into His rest. I could hear His voice saying, ‘BE AT PEACE AND KNOW THAT I AM WITH YOU NOW AND EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE AGE!”
“ALL THIS I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU WHILE STILL WITH YOU, BUT THE ADVOCATE, THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHOM THE FATHER WILL SEND IN MY NAME, WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS AND WILL REMIND YOU OF EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID TO YOU. PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU; MY PEACE I GIVE YOU, I DO NOT GIVE TO YOU AS THE WORLD GIVES. DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID”
There is so much meat in these two scriptures, and every single word is designed to give us peace, calm, confidence, strength, un-disturbedness, joy and happiness. It is also another very clear statement of the disposition of our King and His love for us! Let’s break Jesus’ oath down.
“BUT THE ADVOCATE, THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHOM THE FATHER WILL SEND IN MY NAME, WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS AND REMIND YOU OF EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID.”
This promise is that, when Jesus left the earth to rejoin Himself in the person of God Almighty, The Lord Of All, He left us Himself in the person of the Holy Spirit. Then He promised to show us all things and remind us of all He has taught us as God in the person of Jesus. Through His Word, Which is God Himself in all three of His persons.
Grasp this truth. The scriptures are The Living God in the persons of GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT. And that folks is why the Scriptures are called, and indeed are “HOLY”. That is why Jesus proclaimed that His Word is His Flesh and that unless we eat His Flesh and Drink HIs Blood, We have no life in us.
The promise goes on to proclaim that God in The Person Of The Holy Spirit, will SHOW US ALL THINGS. In another scripture, Jesus promised us: “AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH AND SHOW YOU THE THINGS TO COME.”
THERE IS NO QUESTION WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT KNOW THE ANSWER TO. ALL OF THE ANSWERS ARE AVAILABLE TO THOSE OF US WHO LISTEN VIGOROUSLY TO THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND INGEST AND DIGEST THE WORDS OF JESUS!
Simply put: Unless we accept Jesus and His Words (ALL OF HIS WORDS NOT SOME OF THEM) We have no life. To eat His flesh is to ingest His word and make it the sustenance of our beings. To drink HIs blood is to make a decision to believe that He guaranteed every one of His Words, with His Blood. WHICH IS WHAT JESUS MEANT BY SAYING THAT WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN OF THE FLESH, AND THE SPIRIT. If however, we do eat His Words and Drink His Blood. we have everything including and especially PEACE!
“PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU; MY PEACE I GIVE YOU. NOT AS THE WORLD GIVES.”
The world gives only temporarily, It frequently takes back what it gives. WHEN JESUS GIVES IT IS A PERMANENT GIFT. Once Jesus gives us a gift, as He did His Faith, It is given in full and can not be taken away, It can not be increased, multiplied, divided or subtracted. Jesus’ gifts can not be stolen, lost, or diminished. JESUS GAVE US HIS PEACE, ONCE AND FOREVER. It is our choice to accept His peace by living in the Spirit, or reject it by living in the flesh.
In this scripture, Jesus clearly distinguishes the difference between how He gives and has given, and how the world gives. His giving is not based on earnings or merit, but Grace, Mercy, Love and the sacrificial death that He in the person of the Triune God suffered for us. He sacrificed Himself and everything He had, so that we would gain Him and everything that He has or ever will have.
DO NOT ASK JESUS FOR PEACE!!!!! It is insulting, and evidence of unbelief to ask God/Jesus/Holy Spirit for things that they have already given!
People seem to be attracted to laws and regulations. Example: Even though the ten commandments and the 603 attached man made ordinances never applied to any except the Children of Israel, folk who would bastardize the Gospel of Jesus, place themselves and any whom they influence under a performance based relationship with God. Thereby condemning themselves and those who also reject Jesus and His Grace based Gospel.
But for any who love being followers of rules, Jesus left many of His own commandments. There is no penalty for not keeping them, but there are many blessings attached to keeping them. Here are two of His most important.
“DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED!!! DO NOT BE AFRAID!”
When I win the fight against my flesh mind and tune out the white noise that is constantly bombarding me, I hear my King saying these things to me. I hear the question, “IF GOD BE WITH US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?”
I hear my Master insisting: ” DO NOT BE ANXIOUS, DO NOT BE AFRAID, TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR TOMORROW, SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND IT’S RIGHTEOUSNESS, BE AT PEACE, COME TO ME ALL OF YOU WHO LABOR AND ARE HEAVY LADENED,AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST. LEARN OF ME FOR I AM POOR OF SPIRIT, MY YOKE IS LIGHT AND MY BURDEN IS EASY. I HAVE SAID THESE THINGS THAT YOU MAY HAVE PEACE. IN THIS WORLD YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLES, BE AT PEACE AND KNOW THAT I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.”
The Holy Spirit is constantly urging us to ” STRIVE TO ENTER INTO MY REST!” Our Father God came to earth in the person of Jesus to express and demonstrate His eternal and constant Love for us. He came to ransom us from the evil one by defeating Him forever and to pay for our sins once and for all! He came to give us All things that pertain to life and Godliness once, He came to destroy all diseases by taking them into His body on the cross. He came to earth to leave us HIs Power and HIs Spirit, when He returned to heaven, so that we would be entire lacking nothing.
Our Dear Father, came to earth to destroy: fear, anxiety, worry, doubt, unbelief, anger, bitterness, meanness, un-forgiveness, poverty, lust, fear of what others think of us, self-centeredness, immorality, and all sin. He did this by being tempted at all points as we are, yet leading a perfect life. He came to fulfill the law for those who were under it (The Children Of Israel not us, The laws and the ten commandments were only for the Jews, not gentiles and they were only to last until Jesus came.}
Daddy God came so that we would have life and have it in abundance. He came so that we would have: joy, happiness, peace, healing, love, prosperity of all kinds, a positive joyfully expectant attitude, kindness, gentleness, mercy, compassion and that we would see His glory throughout our lives. Yes doubter, it is possible to be constantly happy and full of joy.
Our Great and Glorious Father came to us to reclaim His peeps! He came to free us from the cares of this world and to teach us how to live our lives, recognizing that He is beside us 24/7. When He left, He gave us the same power that Jesus has,
Considering all of this, our attitude, our health, our peace, our finances, all of the things that we ask Him for, having been already given to us, why shouldn’t we be buzzing around singing songs like ‘IN THE GARDEN” all day and loving on Him. and as my buddy Ron Reeser says, “Beaming Love To Everyone.”?
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