Scripture For Today:
2 Kings 20:5
“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord.”
The Peace of God pt 6
We have been studying what the Apostle Paul had to say about the benefits of praying in the Spirit. Yesterday, we shared how the world calls promptings of the Holy Spirit your “conscious.” The world believes it is your inner man that knows right from wrong that is telling your mind what to do or not to do.
We’ve discovered that it is the Holy Spirit speaking to your inner man, your spirit being, that is actually doing the prompting. The example I gave was of robbing a store. You know it’s wrong and all the way to the store, on the inside of you, you hear “Don’t do it. Don’t do it.” But, if you follow through, suddenly your anxiety level is way up, because you are AFRAID now of getting caught. You’re suspicious of everyone you see, etc.
We learned that is because the Peace of God, which is what we’ve been discussing, has left. The Holy Spirit withdrew the Peace of God from you because He cannot participate in sin. He is not going to give you peace when you are willfully sinning. Amen!
People out in the world, and yes, even other believers sometimes, will look at us in amazement because they cannot understand the peace we have, even in the midst of trouble and turmoil. They cannot understand why some of us enjoy more peace than others, even while going through tests and trials. They can’t understand it because the Bible very clearly says, in Philippians 4:7, “Peace that passes all understanding…”
I’ve heard some Christians talk about the tests and trials they are enduring – expressing worry and concern, etc. simply because they do not understand this. They do not know how to pray and obtain the Peace of God which passes all understanding. They do not understand that if they would move into that position of peace, it will keep their hearts and their minds – through Christ Jesus – allowing them to have the Peace of God, even in the midst of their trials.
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