The Peace of God in Christ Jesus is our refuge in the storms of life,
but we also pray for the storms, “Peace, be still”
and pray for those affected negatively by the storms, not yet knowing The Peace of God that surpasses all understanding that keeps our heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the Refuge. Jesus tells us that in the world we will have tribulation but in Christ we have Peace. If the Spirit of Peace is not with you and in you, you may think you are in Christ but the “fruit” will tell you if it is all in your head!
The Holy Spirit given to believers in Christ comes with internal signs demonstrating the kingdom has come from at hand to in heart! The Word is written on the mind and heart of those who receive Christ into their spirit and soul and body; the Word is life and Spirit, and Christ in you is not just words, but demonstration of the Spirit and Life of God with you AND in you (1 Cor 2:3). “God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a Spirit of Power and a Spirit of Love and a Sound Mind (kept in Peace; a tranquil mind gives LIFE to the flesh)” To KNOW Christ is to KNOW God!
“It is possible to know all about doctrine and yet not know Jesus. The soul is in danger when knowledge of doctrine outsteps INTIMATE TOUCH with Jesus” ~Oswald Chambers
Christians in name only but acting like the world (informed not transformed) will hear, “I never knew you; depart from me” when the Door closes for the Wedding. Those clothed with the world and not Christ will not be able to remain at the Wedding Supper of the Lamb though ALL are invited. Those garbed by religion but not clothed with Christ will also be denied entrance; we are stripped of the world’s garments when we come to Jesus (narrow gate) to be clothed with Christ Spirit (expansive Kingdom of the Son, NHONE, robed with His righteousness).
ALL are invited; all are chosen, but not all choose God back by coming to Christ for forgiveness and redemption. The “arrogant [think they know more than God] and evildoers [know God but turn away from him]” will be burned up by the fire of God that leaves only those of the Fire of God: one family of God, those born anew from Above of God, the second birth in life, being born from the dead in life, joining Jesus’ First Born from the dead brethren. (Malachi 4:1-3; John 3:1-15; Romans 8:29)
“Have I a personal history with Jesus Christ? The ONE SIGN of discipleship is INTIMATE CONNECTION with Him, a knowledge of Jesus Christ which nothing can shake” ~Oswald Chambers
“Yet once more, indicates the REMOVAL of what is shaken, what has been made by the WORLD and not by God, in order that what cannot be shaken may REMAIN. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, worship with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire [shaking and consuming all but Christ in you}” Hebrews 12:26-29
“When His touches come, or how they come, we do not know; but when they do come they are INDESCRIBABLY precious. ‘My Lord! and my God!’ ” ~Oswald Chambers
The intimate touches, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and fire filling you with God’s Love, Light and Spirit causes you to delight in the Word and move with His Spirit to do the works Jesus did, and press forward to the “greater works” that seem impossible but knowing ALL things are possible with God. We don’t trust in what we can do, but what Christ can do in us and through us! “Like a father with his children, we exhort, encourage, and charge you to lead a life worthy of God, who CALLS YOU into HIS OWN KINGDOM AND GLORY” (1 Thess 2:11-12). Come and Receive! Take what Jesus won for all humanity! He died ONCE for all; ending all further sacrifices. When he was lifted up he draws ALL humans up to Himself to live from Christ on earth. We have to forget the past to press forward into the future-NOW of God. Every promise is yes and amen with Christ in God! Christ is the fulfillment of the law and prophesies; they are also fulfilled in you when you receive Christ in you!
“NOW may the Lord of Peace himself give you Peace at ALL times in ALL ways. The Lord be with you all” 2 Thess 3:16
Spirit of Truth, lead all people into the Truth, The Life, and The Way of Peace.
Peace on earth, good will toward all human beings! In Christ there is no more Jew nor Gentile, no male nor female, no black nor white, no slave nor free for ALL are one IN CHRIST who is Peace Itself! If you are still hating and taking offense you can know you are not OF the Holy Spirit of God but of the “god of this world” who is trying to steal, kill and destroy humans before they wake up and receive Christ. The spirit of the world veils you and causes DIVISIONS to keep you from Loving God and loving one another as yourself. God is Love Itself. Awake from the sleep of death, unconsciousness, unawareness, unbelief, or ignorance, lacking the knowledge of the Glory, the knowledge of God, and Christ will give you the Light of Glory, the Presence of God which is unity in the Holy Spirit in the bond of Peace: our Refuge where Joy is our strength and Love is our healer and transformer!