The Peace That Passes All Understanding
Jesus said the peace I give you is not as the world gives you. His peace is born of the imperishable seed placed into your spirit by the Holy Spirit when you totally surrender your life from your heart to Him. The worlds peace is a temporary happiness brought on by some fleshly experience and never last, but always leaves you empty. And when that peace leaves then fear fills that vacuum and and the roller coaster ride in your mind of searching for that peace again begins. For many it is brought on by circumstances in your life. Negative circumstances for sure, but the end result is fear and loneliness and feelings of inadequacy in life. Many turn to drugs or alcohol or sexual perversions like porn to try to gain some feeling of pleasure and happiness. The problem is none of those things work and the roller coaster ride continues in life. Many think if I can only make enough money but realize the emptiness is still there even after the money and possessions of things come rolling in. Some think that only if I can find the right partner or find my soul mate to love and love me then the peace will come. After some time in that relationship the realization hits home that they can’t make you happy with joy deep inside your soul either. The truth is no person, place or thing can give you the love and peace you and every human being longs for.
Jesus really is your answer. Let me say that again; Jesus really IS your answer. The arisen Son of God loves you with an everlasting love that will never leave you or forsake you and will abide forever with you as you learn to trust Him and live for Him. Jesus will fill that void in your soul with His love. It happens when you totally surrender your will to Him and make the decision that no matter what life brings, you will always trust Him because He cares for you and loves you. When you have His love, then your mate, your job, your surrounding will become peaceful and you will know true joy deep inside. Not happiness as the world gives you, but honest to goodness joy and peace. Why? Because you know All things are in His hand and control and this earth is Not your home, you are only passing through and will live forever in heaven for ever and ever and ever. When you realize His great love for you and His peace rest upon you, you actually enter into His rest and have stopped fighting with yourself and others and have given yourself to your Lord and Savior who is Lord of Lords and soon coming King of Kings. He said don’t be afraid for wars and rumors of wars they will happen. Don’t be afraid, the seas will roar and the earthquakes will happen. Don’t be afraid of man who can kill the body but not your soul that returns to God. Fear God and God only! And in that fear of Him is the realization that He loves you so much that He Did give His only Son for you who paid the price and penalty for all your sins so now you don’t ever, ever have to worry again. Jesus said while on the cross “it is finished” it is fulfilled. The peace that passes understanding that Jesus spoke of is real and Your spirit is sealed for the day of redemption. Don’t be afraid of all the things coming upon the world, just remind yourself your only here for a short time anyway and glory awaits you on the other side in heaven. Jesus said “I will never leave you or forsake you” so pray and live your life close to Him and believe His word, not what you see or hear happening in the world. Remember “for we walk by faith not by sight” And repent of your sins and believe Jesus is alive and died for you and ask Him to save you and fill you with the Holy Spirit and get baptized after you have believed with your whole heart if you haven’t done so already. God loves you, no one else will love you unconditionally like God does. No one can give you true peace like Jesus does, just let go and trust Him and see for yourself….,,
“The Terrible immaturity of most believers.” No one wants to hear anything bad; even to the point of taking out or ignoring scripture. So much end of the world talk since the 2012 scare has people not wanting to hear any more of this end time talk, however; Jesus said in this world you will have tribulation, but do not fear for I have overcome the world. Millions of pre-trib believers think they will escape what’s coming because the pre-trib preachers are teaching this feel good story thinking they are something special and will not receive any persecution even as thousands die all over the earth for their faith in Jesus. Most preachers have no understanding that the seals in Revelation are Satans wrath upon the mankind, not Gods wrath; which believers do escape when The Lord pulls out the church just before “The Day of The Lord.” That’s when the trumpets are sounded and the bowels are poured out on the haters of God and Jesus and all evil.
The prophets have seen many bad things coming and the ones with great track records are saying: major earthquakes are coming to California (I live in California) and even bigger ones on the northwest coast. Japan will have another earthquake as another meltdown explodes. First Japan, then Mexicali Mexico, then California and then the northwest coast. Japan will have no choice but to call in their debt loans from America to rebuild their country and this will cause economic collapse in the USA. The East coast will receive the consequences of Its terrible sins as eleven Northeast Coast states will suffer as God removes His hand of protection. Terrible times are coming and people must prepare now before it’s too late. Two to three months of rioting and Marshall Law will follow the economic collapse and then the attitude will swing far far right and total government tyranny will be the outcome. The enemies of America will strike with nuclear weapons and invade America when she is at her weakest point and this free republic will be no more. Many Christians don’t want to hear anything bad, but they are the ones who will be swept out with the world when it all things come rushing in. The end of the age is upon us and Jesus will soon return, but before He does the signs of Matthew 24 will happen all over the world and have already begun. The great falling away has started and wars and rumors of war are everywhere. The sea is roaring and natural disasters will kill thousands in the near future. Cowards will fall from the faith to fill their belly and save their physical life, but lose their souls. The anti-christ is waiting in the wings as the world is being set up for him to rule the new world order for a short time. The elites are pulling the strings in the background led by the evil one who controls them and the demonic false one world religion is forming as they deny Jesus deity as the risen Son of God and the only Savior of the world. Political correctness has morphed into tolerance of every despicable abomination of sin and debauchery know to man and true born again believers are being persecuted and murdered at an alarming rate all over the earth, while their governments turn their heads and look other way and do nothing. Tolerance is now for every religion except for Christians and Jews.
The world is in a tail spin and nothing can stop it; only slow it down for a season by prayer. Dig deep inside yourself my friend and pull up the courage to repent. Turn back to God and keep and release your faith telling others of the love of Christ and His forgiveness. Lead them to the Rock that is higher than all; The Lord Jesus. Come out of you denial and brain fog and renew your mind with the washing of the word and make a commitment to prayer and seeking God. The love of many is growing cold because of the lawlessness they see on a daily basis. Don’t let you love for God and people grow cold. This is a warning for the lukewarm church and for those who have let the love of the world grab their hearts instead of the love of God. Stop seeking money and things which will perish; seek God now while He can be found. Wake up and live before there is no more tomorrow’s in your future here on earth. A billion souls will be saved during this time, mostly the youth and the final harvest will come to an end and the lost will be lost forever. The church age of grace will come to a close. Prepare yourself now and teach your family and get ready so you may escape the things coming upon the world and pray you may be able to stand before the Son of God unashamed. The pre-wrath rapture will not take place until the anti-christ is revealed (Thess 2) and Revelation states in 13:10 “If anyone is destined for captivity to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.” We all must be willing to lose our lives for Jesus sake and never deny Him, then we will save our lives and live with Him in heaven forever….
Releasing the power of God in your life
Releasing the power of God in our lives takes our cooperation using both God’s grace and our faith. Its grace and faith combined that releases the power of God. His grace is always there because of His great love for us and what Jesus accomplished fulfilling the law and taking upon Himself our sins and offering His blood as the payment for our transgressions.
But unfortunately, people abuse grace by believing everything is just totally up to God. They believe they have no part in what our sovereign God does. They believe it’s totally up to God whether or not they are saved or healed or live or die or have a good journey in life. Then if it doesn’t happen they blame God for all their troubles. Some believe grace gives them a license to sin instead of following the word and living a separated and holy life. Grace by itself will not accomplish an experience of knowing or walking with God, it must include our faith believing in our hearts. We are saved by grace through faith and that not of ourselves; there is a balance.
Then on the flip side there are abuses concerning faith. There are people who take scriptures and try to make God do something. An example would be to get money or believe anything that is not the will of God for your life. Faith does not make God do anything. Faith is not something you do in order to make God do something. We walk by faith, we live by faith we are justified by faith, we are sanctified by faith, we pray by faith and we are saved through faith. God is not the one that needs to move, He is not the one that is stuck in a situation. God moved over 2000 years by sending His only begotten Son Yeshua Jesus to earth on our behalf. Jesus is not going to die again; the grace is there to be saved through your faith believing. The ball is in our court so to speak.
Jesus is not going to get stripes on his back again for your healing, He already did that, He paid for your healing. It is up to us to release our faith on the grace that has already been provided and BELIEVE God when He said “IT IS FINISHED! We must trust Him to make it Manifest in our soul and bodies.
God anticipated everything we would ever need and He did it by His Son Jesus Christ. It’s already done. So…Faith is simply your POSTIVE RESPONSE to what God has already provided and done by GRACE. You do not have to beg God in hours of prayer, but simply believe God loves you and provided everything we need in this life. Thanking Him and worshiping and praising Him for His wonderful grace while believing releases your faith as you even quote His word back to Him of His marvelous promises. His word does not return to Him void. ASK God to manifest in your life and your body or family or finances or job or whatever the need is in your life. Didn’t He say in the word that we know He hears us and if we know He hears us that we will receive whatever we ask for? Yes He did.
Stop fretting and worrying and having unbelief and believe the word when He says; they must believe that He is who He says He is and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Then you can enter the rest that God says He has for His people. There is a rest for the children of God, so rest in Him. Don’t let unbelief block you from entering God’s rest. Faith and rest is believing God is who He says He is and Jesus fulfilled the law so we don’t have to and He provided for all our needs.
All things become new and all old things pass away when you believe, so believe God. “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3; 36) The grace is always there, God has given us all a measure of faith so faith is always there; now ask God to manifest His blessings in your life and enter His rest………
The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent men take it by force.
From the time John the Baptist began preaching, the response has been violent, whether by vicious opponents or enthusiastic supporters. And so it is still today……
Jesus said “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”(Matt. 10:28) What percent of people today are afraid to die by the hand of men? If we are walking in the light as He is in the light and obeying the gospel of the Kingdom and are born again, then perfect love casts out fear and death is just graduation to the Heavenly Kingdom of God.
Jesus said “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” “For I came to set a man against his father and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in–law against her mother-in –law; and a man’s enemy will be the members of his own household.” “You will be hated by all because of my name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
I remember reading this the first time and taking offense at this statement. I thought how is this possible? Then I clearly remember when I got born again how my friends and family rejected me. As long as I was out living in the world, there was no problem, but when I gave my life to Jesus and started changing my lifestyle and living right, that’s when my family had issues with me. My parents did not speak to me for over two years, and my dad was furious because I dared to leave his religion of works and ordnances to become free and saved by grace through faith in the Son of God. Unless we are born again of the Spirit of God, we will not enter the Kingdom of God. Most of my friends mocked me and left because I would not do the things they wanted to do. Even to this day my brother and my sisters stay at arm’s length and think I have gone over the top. Many profess to be followers of Jesus, but their life proves otherwise. It’s by your fruits you are known, not just your words. In today’s world, many Christians are Christians in name only. Jesus said take up your cross daily and follow me. If someone is not following the gospel and obeying it, living the best they can to be unstained from the lust and sin of this world, then they are living in compromise, lukewarm and in danger. I’m not saying to revert back to rules and regulations and trying to live by the law at all, but I am saying if you are really born again, your heart should love the Lord God and your neighbor and your desire to sin has diminished by 99%.
Sometimes caused by the chaos and tragedies of life, even born again Christians can just throw up their hands and quit for a season, but that season is filled with stress and guilt and longing to come back to God. Many run away from God when sin enters their life after getting saved, which is our nature as fleshly humans, but the truth is, we should run back to God who loves us, not away from Him. Some say “oh but you don’t know what I have done, God will never take me back.” Sin does lead to death, but all sin can be forgiven if we repent from our hearts and return to God. Our father states this over and over in scripture. Even speaking to nations God wants repentance and a returning to Him and then He will forgive our sin and heal us. Jesus died for the sins of the whole world; all the sins of the world and all our sins were all in the future when he died for us. The blood cleanses us all.
The Kingdom of God is suffering violence today and most of the violence is coming from the Islamic Radical Muslims all over the Middle East and in North Africa, but there is also violence rising up all over the world and even in the U.S. by haters of Jesus and haters of Christians and Jews. They are violently changing laws to stop the freedom of speech and expression and religion. Satan is of course behind all this spiritual warfare going on against the Kingdom of God, but make no mistake God said even the gates of hell will not prevail over us and the gospel of the Kingdom of God.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me”, Jesus said. The things of this world start to grow strangely dim as you become closer and closer to our Father in heaven. Following Jesus is an exciting life, and being a Christian is a process, a process of putting off more and more of ourselves daily and trusting more and more in our God. “This is eternal life that you believe Jesus is the Son of God and the father raised Him from the dead and His blood was shed for the sins of the world. God will give you another comforter, the Holy Spirit when you ask Him. May the peace that passes all understanding abide on every person reading this blog as they surrender their hearts to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords; Jesus the Christ…..
In the Religions of Law there is no Peace
A man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Christ Jesus (Yeshua) as the Messiah even to all who have believed in Him. For through the law we died to the law so that we might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh, I live the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.
Do you receive the Spirit by law or by hearing with Faith? Does God who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you do it by Law, or by hearing with faith? Even so, Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to Him as righteousness; therefore, be sure that it those who of faith who are sons of Abraham. All the nations of the earth are blessed by Abraham, so then those who of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.
All those who are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the Law to perform them. The Law is not of faith therefore no one is justified by the Law before God. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a Tree.” So now, in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Every other religion but Christianity is about the Laws. The things mentioned to fulfill the rules and regulations of them are in many cases demonic and evil like in the case of Islam. There is no other religion in the world that threatens the peace of the world like Islam. Islam is a religion of hate and killing and abuse and death. Islam is a religion of War. In the book History of Asia Minor, the estimates of 50 million Christians dying in wars by jihad are fact. If you include the million African Christians killed in the 20th Century and the early martyrdom of Christians by Muslims, many scholars place the number at 60 million Christians killed by Islam.
And it doesn’t stop there; 80 million Hindus, 10 million Buddhists and 125 million African people. Amazingly Muslims believe the lies of Islam like “Muslims who flee from jihad will go to hell,” or “There is salvation through jihad.” Or “Allah grant forgiveness and mercy to those who die in jihad”, or “Fighting non-Muslims leads to prosperity,” or kill all non-Muslims who won’t convert or criticize Islam.” How anyone with a brain in their head cannot see the evil in this religion of law is beyond amazing.
However; not publicized are these facts: Every hour 662 Muslims are converting to Yeshua Jesus Christ. Every day over 16,000 Muslims are converting to Jesus Christ. Every year a whopping 6 million Muslims are converting to Jesus Christ and giving their life to Him. And over the past 15-20 years over 320 million Muslims have come to Christ! The leaders have no idea how to stop it, and they can’t. They kill and jail and beat the missionaries, but they can’t stop the spread of Christianity. Jesus is appearing to multitudes in dreams and this is converting millions. This kingdom of the gospel will be preached throughout all the world and the gates of hell (which includes Islam) will not prevail against it.
If anyone reading this has not believed in Messiah Yeshua Jesus Christ do it now while there is time. If you believe that Jesus is Lord and the Son of God and died for your sins and believe God raised Him from the dead and (He appeared to many after the resurrection), and now sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven, then pray and say it out loud and give your heart to Jesus……