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Living in Perfect Peace

Wow, lots of questions on: true peace and God's will. We'll just look at what The Word says of "perfect peace", and then delve right into "discerning His perfect will". It's going to be an interesting duo-session, as I'll keep it short. First off, Merry Christmas (in advance).

OK, here we go:

Isaiah 26:3 - Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

The Israelites had lots of attacks and fought lots of battles that they always yearned for peace (and God surfaced as their Peace: shâlôm: rest due to the absence of war). But the Prophecy of Perfect Peace (perfect Shalom) was a promise and was finally fulfilled in Christ. Paul in Philippians 4:7 describes this kind as; peace that transcends all understanding.

So Perfect Peace (eirēnē) is peace despite (even in) the trials and battles. [John 16:33; Matthew 11:28] We can't (physically) fight for it, cause it's the work of grace, therefore it's appropriated by faith in Christ alone (through prayer).

Psalms 91 - 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...

Now, living in Perfect Peace, calls for a life in His presence (as it is the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer) through prayer (we appropriate it by faith in Jesus - Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 11:28). Perfect Peace is what every Christian should enjoy as a new covenant promise - it's not absence of trouble, as Jesus clarifies this in John 16:33, it's stability despite the trouble.

If you have not made Jesus Lord and Master over your life, do it today and experience Him (as your Perfect Peace).
Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all.

Remain forever blessed.

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