Thursday, July 08, 2010

From the Treasury of Heaven: Peace

Proverbs 16:7
When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.

It has been written here in recent days that our witness to the world in these last days is our peace. While things go from bad to worse in the world and its people are wringing their hands and hanging their heads in despair, we who believe should be at peace.

Peace is one of the great treasures given to believers on this earth. What price, what dollar value can a person put on a heart that is at ease, resting, at peace? What would people pay for it if they could buy it? There is no dollar value because it is a treasure derived from a kingdom that is not of this world.

We read in Prov 16:7 that when a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. Another great treasure, enemies living at peace with us, yet how much of this treasure do we see in the world? We see many people at each other's throats, and many people who are not at peace and why is this?

When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord...then he makes your enemy live at peace with you.

In recent days, I hear the Lord speaking of rest and peace. The world is boiling over, everything is falling apart, and the Lord is folding his hands, speaking peace to his people. What a marked contrast wouldn't you say? Again and again, the world is going in one direction and the Lord is heading in the opposite direction.

We who are sons of God should be seeking the Spirit of God...daily. The sons of God follow the Spirit wherever he goes:

Romans 8:14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

What is the Spirit saying to the churches today?

Should not a people inquire of their God?

Isaiah 8:19 When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God?

1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened."

There certainly are frightful things coming upon this world, but they should frighten the unbeliever, not us. We have help that comes from beyond this world, why should we be afraid?

"Peace, peace, peace, be still...." This is what I hear the Spirit of God saying today.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, may his face shine upon you and may he grant you abundant peace.