I thought about warrior women to use for these posts. But the white is pure, like Jesus. Soft, like His touch that heals. Powerful, like His peace, our weapon of choice. Yes, His peace is powerful because it is not like the world’s idea of it, it is inner peace, shalom, like the peace God had after creation, and after Jesus completed His sacrifice on the cross.
There is nothing missing in us when we allow His peace to rule. It is powerful, like a sword, the blade is clean and quick and severs fear and worry, It stops the panic and shortness of breath and weakens the cruel words of our enemies, and sometimes they are within our closest contacts. Sometimes, just the same old, tired thoughts that we have battled much to long.
Let’s look at how Jesus used peace as a weapon. Without going through each verse, He was often drawn into conversations about the law, the Pharisees and Sadducees always wanted to trap Him. He answered wisely, and they really didn’t have any argument. He was firm, angry but no so much as to lose His peace. He took time to braid a cord before going after the money changers. Jesus was the epitome of being angry but without sin. He was and is after all, the Sar Shalom, the Prince of Peace.
He did have to rebuke Peter, but was also quick not to take offense to even the ” little faith ” they showed, after witnessing miracles, when they dared ask Him if He cared that they were in a storm and could possibly sink. Peter sank and He saved Him, that time they all saw it.
Sometimes, He will calm the storm and sometimes He will comfort the child and let the storm rage. That is what a powerful weapon His peace is and why it is a sword to us, when we know when to speak and when to remain silent. Jesus was beaten, scourged, mocked and spat upon. I often wondered how He could do that for me. Had He not been my Prince of Peace and yours, we would be lost. Even the best of us would let our temper go without Him. He opened not His mouth, even though He knew what was going on.
We can be silent before accusations, unless He says otherwise, because He defends us. He is our sword and shield, our protection. And He is our peace. Micah 5:5, Old Testament or Covenant, but He, Himself, is our peace. Ephesians 2:14, New Testament, further revelation of the plan of salvation. New Covenant, His Covenant of peace from Isaiah 54. And no weapon will prosper, He destroys the enemy, I think there should be a comma there.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid. John 14:26, 27
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world! John 16:33
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, for to this you were called as members of one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15
Psalm 28:3 reminds us that some speak peace to the neighbors but have mischief in their hearts. And we are to speak peace but in His love, He told the disciples that, and if the house does not accept it to move on. Our houses or temples are ourselves and others, our bodies, and the body of Christ. we should be speaking peace to the body, to heart so it can rest. So may we speak peace and hold it when necessary so He can fight for us. Warriors of grace know the difference, when to keep our peace.
May the LORD turn to face you, lavishing peace on you!
Numbers 6:26 ISV
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