What is Christian peace?

Christian peace is tranquility – quietness and undisturbed. This is the type of peace that God gave David after the Lord had subdued all his enemies. The same peace the Lord gave Isaac in the land of Gerra when he reaped in hundred fold while famine was ravaging the whole land.

christian peace Christian peaceChristian peace is not a human design type of peace, but that which is given from above to those who do the will of God. The peace from above is a gift to all who put their trust in the Lord. It is not that, which the world wants to achieve at the destruction or detriment of others. Or a conditional peace from individual to one another.

Peace is a gift from God

Christian peace is a gift from the Lord, He said,

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid” (Jn. 14:27).

This is peace, that which does not give heartache, emotional distress or unnecessary fear. The peace the world gives put a person or nation under tribute or servitude.

The Lord said,

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11).

The reason why the peace of God eluded the Israelite was because; they disobeyed the commandments of God. They did not put their trust in Him but on foreign gods, and on the military power of other nations.

How to receive peace

Through love:

Love for God and others prevents inhibition of bitterness, resentment, enmity and hatred. These unpleasant ingredients causes emotional distress, which result to dreaded diseases and sicknesses – heart attack, depression, hypertension – lack of inner peace, a state of mental and spiritual breakdown.

Through obedience:

“Great peace have those who love Your law,
And nothing causes them to stumble” (Ps.119:165).

All the laws are condensed into these two great commandments, to love God and to love your neighbor. To love God is to obey his commandments; and to obey God’s commandments is to love others. One of the greatest rewards for obeying God’s commandments, is the gift of peace, you cannot stumble.

Be content:

“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.” (1Tim. 6:6-8)

Embrace all the fruit of spirit:

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Reward of Christian peace

When you have peace, you are secured roundabout. You are free from physical and spiritual war. You are free from any form of conflict, be it within or outside the body. You are divinely healthy.

Finally, work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. (Heb. 12: 14)

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Lawrence B. Abitogun, called by the special grace of the Almighty God through our Lord Jesus Christ; by the empowerment of the Holy Ghost, witnessing and preaching the gospel to the world, was born to a Christian parents at Uso, Ondo state, Nigeria. He received his elementary and secondary education in Nigeria from 1959-1971. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and a Master of Science in Industrial Arts at North Texas State University, Denton TX USA in 1979 and 1982 respectively.

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