Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Peace Jesus Leaves Within
The African Proverb reflects man’s greatest battle–to be at peace with one’s self. The problem one faces in that battle is that the enemy is an unseen power with great influence. He is called the prince of this world system, and while he is not omnipresent, he has untold numbers of minions to assist him in his nefarious purpose.
Man is unable to even recognize this spiritual enemy, much less defeat him with the finite resources innate within humanity. But, Glory to God, a resource has been provided so that man can not be cognizant of the devious workings of this enemy, but can be triumphant over them. Jesus, the Christ, left the glories of heaven and taking upon Himself the cloak of humanity, effectively and irreparably destroyed the power of man’s enemy by paying man’s sin debt and purchasing him with the precious blood of Himself.
Jesus did more than deliver man from the clutches of this once powerful enemy, He gave man the possibility of personal peace as he travels through life’s journey. Those who, by faith, have consciously become the Children of God by accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are also promised this great peace of John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
You and I need not fear anything this world can throw at us because, if we are His true followers, the enemy within has been defeated and Jesus Christ reigns in our hearts. Trust Him to do what He says, He will give such peace that the world can do us no harm.
© Mike Rasberry 2015