-What is peace? Is it never having a problem? Is it an absence of conflict? Is it smooth sailing at all times? Is it a
life of total and complete perfection, never having a stressful moment? NO! The Bible speaks of two different kinds of peace.
1. PEACE WITH GOD
2. THE PEACE OF GOD
-Romans 5:1 states, … Therefore being justified by faith, we have PEACE WITH GOD through our Lord Jesus Christ: …
Philippians 4:7 states, … And the PEACE OF GOD, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through
Christ Jesus… Peace with God speaks of believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, which causes you to be justified
( declared not guilty ) in the sight of God. The peace of God speaks of being careful for nothing, but bringing
everything to God in prayer with thanksgiving, which causes your heart and mind to be at rest, making you to feel and know
that God is in control of everything, and that everything will work together for your good. This is what takes place as the
believer goes through the process of sanctification. PEACE WITH GOD IS A JUSTIFYING PEACE. THE PEACE OF GOD IS A SANCTIFYING
PEACE. A life without these two facets of the peace of God is hell indeed, for the true definition of hell ( Hades ) is UNPERCEPTION.
A person who is not able to perceive ( grasp ) God’s peace is surely a person who lives in constant inner turmoil. BUT
REJOICE, FOR WE HAVE A LOVING FATHER WHO HAS EXTENDED TO US HIS JUSTIFYING AND SANCTIFYING PEACE. God’s peace is the
very thing that gives us confidence and assurance in the midst of the storms of this life. It does not make the storm go away,
but it is THE VERY PRESENCE OF GOD THAT BRINGS US THROUGH THE STORM. PEACE … PEACE … WONDERFUL PEACE … COMING
DOWN FROM THE FATHER ABOVE! PEACE … BE STILL!
-HE IS OUR PEACE!-
( Ephesians 2:14 )