Powerful Peace

This face is just picture perfect and how often does that happen. Actually, quite a bit around my blog. The Lord just puts the beautiful photographs in front of me, and I love to credit the fabulous photographers on their work. Her face just radiates the idea of perfect peace, doesn’t it and that peace os powerful because it is His peace from John 14:27. It is a gift unlike any other.

And how do we have that peace, only through Jesus and look just how powerful His peace is. While this may not be an actual phrase from the Word, there is powerful peace. Knowing when to speak and when to be silent. Jesus had to literally hold His peace, being tormented in the Garden of Gethsemane, and beaten, scourged, on trial, crucified.

Someone so powerful as to knock soldiers backwards after praying in agony before His arrest, could not have been taken in unless willing to give His life for us all. He even defended Peter and healed an ear. That is a powerful Prince of Peace, the prince of the power of the air hasn’t a chance.

There were other times He had to speak when necessary, and hold His powerful peace. You know, He called Lazarus forth and he came, He could have just said come forth and raised everyone. There were times He healed and others died, like Joseph, His earthly father. He did what the Father told Him to do, there were reasons. He went out and ministered after John the Baptist was beheaded. And even in prison, he had some doubts about Him.

I think that is the main hinderence to healing and deliverance, doubt and unbelief. Hebrews 3:12 warns us, even as believers, not to have an evil heart of unbelief. We may all have doubts, Jesus understands, He was tempted more than anyone. But unbelief is another thing entirely, He can do no mighty works.

Another time He held His peace when overturning the money changers tables, He corded a whip to control the righteous anger and not sin. He could have really exploded on them. And He avoided a lot of arguing and religious debate with the leaders. He came to seek and save the lost, not to become a king in the way they thought.

His peace is a divisive sword, cutting to the bone and heart of the matter, it is why believers will disagree on doctrine, and even to the point of hate, having a form of godliness but denying His power.

He has the power to heal, deliver, raise the dead, even now. And promised we could do greater works, how is that possible? By believing and speaking His peace to ourselves and others. His peace, John 14:27, is not like that of the world that causes division among people, it is a powerful peace that sustains us no matter the circumstances.

We are never under them, but He is over them and He left us His peace, is our peace, and He is powerful.

Rebecca Jones   Marius Muresan / Unspash

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