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 – John 14:27
The words of Jesus above are just so comforting! He makes it clear that under no circumstances should you allow your heart be troubled, because He has filled your life with His peace. The Greek word translated “peace” is “eirēnē,” which is akin to the Hebrew word “shalom.” Jesus wasn’t just referring to the peace of being quiet from disturbance, but peace without agitation, full of rest and prosperity. Notice He didn’t say “…my peace I will give unto you…,” no! “He said, “… my peace I give unto you….” You have His peace now.
When you study Christ in the Word, you’d observe that His life, while He walked the earth, was a demonstration of dominion and rest! He was never perturbed or ruffled by anything! When the people needed more wine at the wedding in Cana, He turned water into wine (John 2:1-11). When boisterous winds billowed against the ship while on a journey with His disciples, He hushed the tempest in an instant, saying, “Peace, be still” (Mark 4:35-40). When He needed to cross the sea to Bethsaida, with no ship in sight, He didn’t panic. He simply stepped on the water and walked on it as though it were dry ground (Mark 6:45-52). Anywhere, any day, and in all circumstances, He was always at peace and in charge.
This is how He expects you to live today; with the boldness and confident assurance that the greater One lives in you, therefore you’ve overcome the evil one, the world and its systems. You’re more than a conqueror. He said in John 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.” In Him, you have peace— not fleeting peace—but eternal peace with prosperity.
Not only did He give you His peace, He also brought you into peace with God: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). He has brought us into oneness with God; there is, therefore, no more enmity between us and God. “For he is our peace, who hath…broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances…” (Ephesians 2:14-15).
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Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for bringing me into the life of peace and unlimited prosperity in Christ Jesus. The peace of God that transcends human understanding fills my heart today, and I prosper exceedingly in all things, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: John 16:33; Philippians 4:6-7