Episode 185

Prayer 2021 - July 6 - The Peace of God pt 4

Scripture For Today:

1 Kings 8:42

 “…for they will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm – when they come and pray toward this temple.”

The Peace of God pt 4

We have been studying what the Apostle Paul had to say about the benefits of praying in the Spirit. Yesterday, we discovered what the word “and” actually infers when we are reading our Bibles.  The word “and” is a conjunction that connects two meanings or thoughts together. 

In the context of our scripture from Philippians 4:6-7, it connects something we are supposed to be doing with something that we will receive in return. Let’s look again at Philippians 4:6-7:

“Be careful for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

So, if you do what verse six tells us to do, “Be careful for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God,” then we can have what verse 7 promises us, “And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

We cannot jump straight to verse 7 and start “naming it and claiming it” unless we fulfill our obligation under verse 6 first, which is pray to God by not concerning ourselves with the cares of this world, but to simply lift our concerns to God through prayer, supplication and with thanksgiving in our praises to Him. We can do this because we know He cares for us – which is why we should not have a care in this world.

Notice when we begin to do this, we receive the “the peace of God, which passes all understanding.”  

Those around you will think something is wrong with you!  They will wonder why you are not worried, why you are not concerned and why you are not consumed with “the cares of this world!” 

What they don’t realize is THEY are the ones with something wrong with them! Amen!

The Peace of God that YOU receive has nothing to do with natural circumstances. It is the result of “heart faith,” what you believe in your heart, not your head. 

Heart faith is different from you may be seeing and experiencing in the natural. The natural mind is consumed with natural things. But your spirit man exists in your heart, your spiritual heart – and it is where the Holy Spirit of the Most High God dwells.  You cannot be consumed with temporal things of this world when you are an eternal being, created in the image of Jesus – who is the image of God Himself!  Amen!

You have probably done something at some point in time where you have LOST the Peace of God. I know I have – which is why I know have also. 

We do something that we know we should not being doing.  The world says, “your conscious is bothering you.” To the world, that is how they can explain it. 

What is really happening is the Holy Spirit is convicting you about what it is you are about to do or have done. “the peace of God, which passes all understanding”  is absent.  

Why?  Because God is not going to be present to help you commit sin!  This is His way of telling you that what you are about to do is wrong.  

A Spiritually sensitive person is going to sense the Peace of God leave them and will STOP what they are doing, repent and get back into the presence of God so the Peace of God will come back to them.

Alright, I’m going over time again today. We will take it up here tomorrow. 

Let’s Pray!

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Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

Due to the immense success Pastor Bob has achieved in the online ministry world, he is often asked by others "How to start a podcast." Not wanting to refer Christian brothers and sisters back into the world for help in establishing a Christian themed podcast, he started to develop the "Podcast-Training" platform offered through our ministry. He conducts training on a weekly basis to assist others in the development of their own personal podcast as well as ministry related podcasts that can air on Evangelism Radio.

Now, he has placed all of this information under one website location, "Podcasters for Christ." This makes it easier for other Christians to find the services they need in one spot rather than having to visit several different websites.

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