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War with God

Everywhere Jesus went and whenever He would minister to His disciples or the people, He brought calm and peace to every situation.

Jesus is all about peace. Jesus, as King of God’s country, brings us all calm and tranquility. It is amazing. It is stunning.

I am so thankful for the peace and calm of Jesus. What a wonderful Master I am a slave to.

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” | John 14:23–27

We are born at war. At birth, my sinful nature has already declared war on God and His truth. My heart’s desire is to be separated from Him, and if I persist in this desire until death, He will give me what I want.

But wait. There is good news. God’s methods of warfare are not what we expected. Instead of a battle, He sent us the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

Jesus’ goal in coming to earth was more than simply to cease hostilities; He came to bring about a full and abiding relationship of restoration and love. The cost of this peace was His life (Isaiah 53:5). Jesus brought an end to the hostility between me and God. He’s done the same for you.

I’m looking for fruit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. | Galatians 5:22

The most prevalent focus to the concept of peace in the New Testament is the messianic peace accomplished by the Messiah and experienced by the Church.

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Master and in the comfort of the Holy Spiritit continued to increase.” (Acts 9:31).

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