THE PEACE OF GOD
completeness, soundness, welfare, peace completeness (in number)
safety, soundness (in body)
welfare, health, prosperity
peace, quiet, tranquillity, contentment
peace, friendship of human relationships
with God especially in covenant relationship
Here’s a wonderful thought:
When Jesus told His disciples He leaves His peace with them (by extension, with us) in John 14, this is the word He uses.
When Paul says not to worry, but to bring everything to God in prayer with thanksgiving, and God’s peace will rule our hearts and minds (Philippians 4:6-7,) this is the word he uses.
Gods’ peace is not about lack of noise; it is about relationship and wholeness in Him.
This peace is the way of His Kingdom; we are citizens and ambassadors, bringing His peace to the world around us.
When we are born again, our old nature and the ways of the kingdom of this world die. To quote Bill Johnson, senior leader of Bethel, “Your old nature died of supernatural causes.”
Part of our work as new creations and members of God’s household is to change the world by carrying His presence wherever we go, giving all that He pours into us away. As we do this, He fills us more…with shalowm
The peace of the Lord be always with you.