By Pastor Joel
Peace is a powerful force, it isn’t soft, it is strong! Peace RULES!
Daniel 10 v 19 says: “And he said (the angel) “O man greatly beloved, FEAR NOT! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!”
So when he spoke to me I was strengthened and said: “Let my Lord speak, for you have strengthened me”.
Just as you know the presence of God by peace, you know the presence of the enemy by fear! Notice how God strengthened Daniel, He spoke to Him and when His Words were heard by Daniel, it brought strength and peace. Peace garrisons and mounts guard over your heart and mind like a bodyguard!
Philippians 4 v 6 – 7 AMPC: “And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus”.
The Apostle Paul described the footwear of a warrior “having shod your feet in preparation (to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news) of the Gospel of peace” Ephesians 6 v 15 (AMP).
The footwear Paul described, was solid brass from foot to knee, strong enough to protect a soldier’s legs from any kind of lacerations or bruises. They were very sturdy and impenetrable! They enabled the Roman soldiers to march over rocky, thorny terrain without injury.
That is what the ‘Peace of God’ will do for you, it will enable us to go the distance, go on seemingly dangerous missions for the Lord without suffering harm. Ephesians 6 v 15: “…feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace”. To have your feet ‘shod’, meant to fasten on very tightly! In other words, hold on tightly to your peace, protect it and it will protect you.
I declare: “Great perfect peace guards you, transcends all understanding. God’s peace is your tranquil state of soul assurance of your salvation through Christ, be content, fearing nothing in Jesus Name”.