Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 5:1 KJV
What is Peace? Peace here refers to rest of mind, assurance of salvation here on earth and assurance of eternal rest with God.
This kind of peace permeates every part our being and every sphere of our life here on earth and will continue even to the life beyond.
It’s the kind of peace that keeps you calm through every situation you come accross and will ever come across through life on earth.
Even when you don’t know how things may end up, the peace of God gives you calmness even in the suspense that life brings sometimes. We just need to allow His peace permeate our life.
Now this verse makes it clear that its only through faith in Jesus that we can have such peace with God.
It is therefore only through Jesus that we can experience this peace with assurance of eternal life in heaven with God.
You might be reading this and wondering, I don’t have this peace. You might be finding it hard to sleep at night, or anxious about a situation you are going through, or might be in constant or occasional fear of something or someone.
You don’t need to live in fear anymore. You don’t need to be anxious about any situation anymore or suffer sleepless nights. There is a way to have everlasting peace, and that is by asking and letting Jesus be the Lord of your life and believing by Faith that He has forgiven you and washed your sins away.
You might say, I have given my life to Jesus, but I still don’t have total peace. It is possible then that there are chambers of your life that you have not fully surrendered to Jesus. You need to let it go, and let Jesus be in total charge of your life.
It is also possible that you are trying hard to handle situations alone that should be handled by God, or handle situations that may be beyond you that you haven’t handed over to God. You need to Commit every situation bothering your mind to Jesus and let Him teach you how to handle it.
In 2 Samuel 5:22-25, the Philistines came against king David, but instead of worrying about it or taking actions into his hands alone, he enquired of God and God gave him a strategy to overcome the battle. In the end with the help of God, they overcame.
You might be facing challenges of finances, family, security etc. Whatever it may be, hand it over to Jesus, and let His peace reign in your life and rest in His peace. This doesn’t mean you fold your hands after handing it over to God. God could give you an instruction to carryout (like David) that would solve the situation or God could solve it Himself. You just need to rest and listen to what the Lord has to say about that situation. Do whatever He tells you to do and trust He will do His part. The bible says “Cast all your cares upon Him, for He careth for you.”
I Peter 5:7.
He has promised to give you peace, and He will give you peace. John 14:27
If you are reading this and want to give your life to Jesus or rededicate your life to Him, you can pray this in your heart wherever you are now, “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, please forgive me of all my sins, come into my heart, be my Lord and Saviour, and give me your peace. Thank you, for I believe you have answered and I am now free from all my past sins. For Jesus Name I’ve prayed. Amen.”
Bible Insight for Week 29
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence…..  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Psalm 91:1-16 KJV
Psalm 91 is filled with so many precious and amazing promises.
Many of us are quick to quote them in time of trouble or distress which is good, however, we do not check to see if we have fulfilled the conditions to claim these promises in our lives.
This Psalm starts with a conditional statement before stating the blessings that awaits those who fulfill it.
It says “He that dwells in the secret place of the most high”.
In order to abide under the shadow of the Almighty and enjoy the other promises of this Psalm, there is a place that we must dwell. This place is called the SECRET PLACE OF GOD.
The secret place of God is the habitation or dwelling place of God. That’s why we can abide under His shadow in the secret place, because He dwells there.
We can’t just visit this place, we must live there, and we don’t just get into this place because we are born again, no, being born again is like having the key or access to the secret place. It is the first step, we still however need to enter in.
How then do we enter in? We enter in by developing and keeping an intimate relationship with God.
When we are born again, we have been given access to enter into a relationship with God. However, we need to use this access to develop a relationship with God and nurture it by consciously and constantly hanging out with God, like you would want to hang out with a close friend.
You can spend such hanging out time with God by talking with Him, singing in worship to Him, adoring Him, praising Him, studying His Word, or you can just be silent and sit with Him and just enjoy His presence.
Being silent with Him is one of the deepest ways to be inimate with God. Just be silent, and tell Him Lord I’m here, and just wait there for as long you need. Could be 10 minutes, or even 1 hour or more. The closer and more in-love you are with God, the longer you’ll want to stay with Him in fellowship.
As you continue in this relationship with God, you begin to experience the manifestations of these precious promises in your life.
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Bible Insight for Week 28
And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house three months. And the Lord blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that he had.
1 Chronicles 13:14 KJV
The Ark of God signifies the presence of God.
We invite the blessings of God upon us when we dwell in His presence.
In the New Testament, we enter into the presence of God by personal fellowship with Him, or in a gathering of true believers where God has promised He would be in their midst.
However, getting the presence of God to linger like an aura around us continuously can only be gotten when we spend quality time with Him in personal worship on a daily basis.
Just as the Ark of God (which signifies the presence of God) dwelth day and night in the house of Obed-edom which brought blessings to him and all he had, we too need to dwell in the presence of God through deep personal inimate worhsip daily which will leave the aroma of God’s presence in our lives all day long.
This will make us enjoy the blessings of His presence in our lives, such as the blessings of Psalm 91 which we will look at next week.
If you find this lacking in your life, you can ask Jesus today to help you spend quality time with Him on a daily basis.
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Bible Insight for week 27
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 KJV
Charity means love.
The type of love referred to here is the God kind of love. There are other types of love such as philia (brotherly love), Eros (romantic love), storge (family love) and Agape (God’s Divine love).
If a person brags, its a sign that person does not have God’s kind of love.
If a person is proud, envious, or thinks evil of another, it shows and is a sign that the individual does not have God’s divine love.
If a person is not kind, that person does not have God’s divine love.
These verses shows us virtues of a person who has true pure agape love.
If you don’t have these virtues, you can ask and seek the face of the Lord Jesus to help you manifest this kind of God’s divine love daily in your life.