Friends, did you know, when we hold an understanding and others don’t have it, there, judgement grows? For instance, Judas judged the woman with the alabaster jar before Jesus as wasteful. The Pharisees judged her as a shameful embarrassment.
Nevertheless, that women clung to her revelation. She alone anointed Jesus for His burial and is known even today for her worship.
When you lack understanding, false judgement grows. As a consequence, you lose your peace; your criticism has opened a door to the enemy.
The devil doesn’t have a weapon of his own. Jesus took his every weapon on the cross.
The only way the enemy can come into your house is if you step back. Fear comes if you give it place. The same occurs when you open the door to anxiety.
How does Christ want us to react to a crisis we face? What is the key to reach a place of peace and rest despite our circumstances?
Key #1. Peace is beyond human understanding.
“And He awakened and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly and said to one another, What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” [Mar 4:39 -41]
Jonah, was a foreshadow of Jesus. Contrast the two men: Jonah was in the belly of the fish, Jesus was in the belly of hell. Jonah pleaded to be thrown into the sea. Jesus, in the same circumstance, said “Peace, Be still.” Jesus responded in His identity, “Human I am, but also, King.”
God requires us to reach for His peace regardless of our situation.
As God’s children, peace must precede everything in our lives. In Christ, we carry peace.
In Luke 10:5-6 the Bible says: “And into whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house”. And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest on it. If not, it shall return to you.”
Jesus instructed us to dispense peace wherever we go.
If we do not know who we are, we will bring the enemy into our playing field. We must walk clothed in who we are in Christ.
Jesus tells us: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” [John 14:27]
Consider how Peter went to sleep the night before his scheduled execution, certain of God’s love. That night, the angel woke him up and he was set free.
If we have Jesus, we have peace. Jesus is Peace. We have Him.
In Christ, we have the anointing to shift our atmosphere everywhere we go just by decreeing Peace, our Christ, over our situation.
Peace must rule our every issue. Therefore, stand and decree, “Peace, be still.”
Without Jesus, you cannot learn what you must love. In Christ, we learn to love, which brings life-changing peace.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ; according as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He has made us accepted in the One having been loved. ” [Eph 1:3-6] Peace comes because of faith and love.
May the Church enter into a new level of peace as we walk in our faith and love of Christ. May we be known for our peace as we trust in our King.