World Peace: Overrated

September 1, 2011 at 9:09 am | Posted in John, Uncategorized | 10 Comments
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If Christians are not careful, they can find themselves losing out on one of the greatest blessings of their salvation. In a world where many people are worried, frantic, panic-stricken, or just plain distraught, Christ Jesus tells His followers,

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27

The peace that Jesus gives to Christians is “not as” the counterfeit peace which the world advertises. A worldly peace is completely dependent upon external circumstances, and, ultimately, the evil designs of our worst enemy.

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 14:30

Satan himself is the prince of this current world system, so it is not surprising that he has “rigged the game” in order to rob Christians of their peace and confidence.

The Lord provided a good example for His disciples, for, in Jesus’s earthly life, Satan was never able to obtain a foothold (“hath nothing in me”). Christians should strive to remember that the Lord has left His Spirit with them. The Holy Ghost will produce a peace in the lives of Christians that does not flee in the face of troubles. In fact, trials and struggles only strengthen and nourish the peace of Spirit-filled Christians.


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