The Peace of God by Pastor Joshua Olaleye-Digging Deep
The harmony and calmness of body, mind, and spirit trusting in the power and grace of God.
There are different types of peace: true and false. There is worldly peace and Divine peace: those who have Divine peace never worry of fear. John 14:27. On the other hand, worldly peace is really tribulation. It is only Divine peace that brings good cheer and victory with it. John 16:33. It is our prayer that those of us who have not obtained Divine peace will obtain it before the end of this study, Amen.
1) TRUE PEACE COMES ONLY FROM THE TRIUNE GOD
a) True peace like true grace comes from God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. True peace cannot be found in associations, societies or cults. There is only one source of true peace and that is God – Phil.1:2, Rom. 1:7, Rev. 1:4, Gal. 5:22, Isa. 45:5-7.
b) DIVINE PEACE DOES NOT WALK ALONE: God’s blessings, safety, grace and peace always go together. Therefore, if you want wealth, security, answered prayers, success together with peace, what you must do is to get acquainted with God intimately. Particularly as no one can trouble you if your peace is from God. Num.6:24-26, Job 22:21-28, Ps. 29:11, Isa. 59:19-21, Job. 34:29.
2) IF YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL WANT PEACE, YOU MUST SATISFY CERTAIN CONDITIONS:
a) An individual who wants the true peace that God only can give must satisfy certain conditions. These are: he must (i) trust God, (ii) hearken to His commandments, (iii) turn from sin (iv) seek the Lord and (v) call on Him. Isa. 26:3, Isa. 48:18-22, Jer. 33:6, Isa. 55:7-12, Ps. 85:8.
b) A CONGREGATION CAN ONLY HAVE PEACE ON CERTAIN CONDITIONS: A group of people who desire that the peace of God be with them on an enduring basis must satisfy the following conditions among others: they must individually and collectively be (i) perfect, (ii) of good comfort, (iii) united (iv) merciful (v) kind (vi) humble (vii) meek (viii) patient (ix) forgiving and (x) loving. II Cor. 13:11, Rom. 15:13, 2 Thess. 3:16, Heb. 13:20, Col. 3:12-15.
3) THE PEACE AVAILABLE TO A DETERMINED CHRISTIAN IS LIMITLESS: Once a Christian has been justified by faith and he is prepared to concentrate only on spiritual things, ever putting the kingdom of God first; and is prepared to walk along the narrow way under the guidance of the Holy Spirit; his peace cannot only increase but it can always be multiplied. Rom. 5:1, Rom. 8:6, Rom. 14:17, Luke 1:78-79, Jude 1:1-2.