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“Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.”

 

and peace

“Peace” is the internal tranquility that God gives to those who fellowship with Him.  Peace brings harmony to the soul.  There is no mercy until first God extends His grace.  There is no peace until first God extends His mercy.  Peace always follows grace and mercy. 

will be with you

It is the believer’s birthright to daily live in God’s grace, mercy and peace. These three spiritual commodities are available to us at any moment in which we choose to draw upon them. 

PRINCIPLE: 

Peace flows from God’s grace and mercy. 

APPLICATION: 

Every Christian has peace with God (Ro 5:1).  Jesus resolved that issue once and for all.  He settled that issue at the cross.  However, not every Christian has the peace “of God” (Ph 4:6-7). 

Peace comes when we allow the Holy Spirit to fill us.

Ga 5: 22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…”

Co 3: 15 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”

God is the God of peace. 

Ro 15: 33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.”

Ro 16: 20 “And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”

Ph 4: 9 “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the b>God of peace will be with you.”

He 13: 20 “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Non-Christians try to find peace by drowning their heartaches in booze or drugs.  They hate their lives.  They can’t wait until they can drown their sorrows.  That is sublimation and escapism.  They will never find peace in sublimation. Neither will Christians find peace in sublimation.  They must come to grips with their problems and turn them over to the Lord.  What is eating you? Who is giving you grief?  What is your problem?  Do you know that God is tapping His foot waiting for you come to Him?  Peace comes to us when we trust in Him. 

Is 26: 3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”

Jn 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.”

Jn 16: 33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Ro 15: 13 “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

1 Th 5: 23 “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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