The Answer to the Search for Peace

True peace cannot come until man finds peace with God.

People are looking for answers to the world’s desire for peace and safety. It is natural for mankind to desire peace; however, true peace cannot come until mankind finds peace with God.

“For he [Christ] is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

Having abolished in his flesh the enemity , even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enemity thereby:

And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.” Ephesians 2: 14-17

Man is separated from God.

Man is separated from God by a wall of sin. Christ came to break down that wall by placing it on Himself and bearing it on the cross.

By breaking down the wall that separated us from God, Christ’s sacrifice provided the way that we could be reconciled back to God.

The Law was not removed. It remains to this day. However, no man can serve the Law perfectly. The breaking of God’s Law is called ‘sin’. Our sins built the wall that separates us from God.

For example:

If a man bears false witness against his neighbor, in other words, tells a lie about him, then that man has broken the Law of God.

If a man commits adultery, has sexual relations with someone other than his wife, then that man has broken the Law of God.

The Ten Commandments
Breaking God’s Laws brings separation.

There must be reconciliation.

Sin brings separation from God. The relationship between God and man has been damaged. Reconciliation must take place before the relationship can be restored.

Jesus Christ came to make that reconciliation possible for us. By accepting His sacrifice for our sin debt, asking for His forgiveness of our sin, and receiving Him into our hearts, we are reconciled to God.

Our lives then are in harmony with God; and, thus we have peace with God.

Text from Colossians 1:20-22, KJV

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

And you, that were sometime [in time past] alienated [separated] and enemies in your mind by wicked works [sin], yet now hath he reconciled

In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.” Colossians 1:20-22 (Insertions mine)

Reconciliation brings harmony to man’s relationship with God.

When man allows Christ to rule in his heart, he becomes a new creature – united as one with Christ. As a new creature in Christ, his old ways are past. He walks in a new way that desires to see others come to know the peace that he has experienced by receiving Christ as his Saviour.

By being in harmony with God, man desires to have harmony with mankind.

Reconciliation brings harmony to man’s relationship with mankind.

When mankind’s hearts find harmony with God, mankind will find harmony with each other. Until then, we will not find peace on earth.

May you find the peace that only Christ can give.

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Peace with God

Peace with God

Do you have peace with God?
What is peace with God?
Can you have the peace of God and not have peace with God?

Peace: a settled mind, an untroubled heart toward another, not being anxious in the presence of another, safety, feeling secure, to be at one

 

For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your minds by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister. Colossians 1:19-23

Peace of God

God the Father sent Jesus Christ His Son in the flesh to die on an old rugged cross so that you and I might be reconciled to Him. That reconciliation is possible only because of Christ’s death at Calvary. When we received His gift of reconciliation, we were given the peace of God.

Peace with God

But to maintain peace with God after salvation, we must continue in the faith grounded and settled. We have been given the peace of God, but we must remain in a right relationship with God to have peace with Him.

When a man and woman join themselves in holy matrimony (a covenantal relationship), they are given the blessing of the law in that they are married and are considered as one. They have the peace of that legal relationship as they build a house, make purchases, and enter into business contracts, etc.

However, just because they are married does not mean that they will always be at peace with one another. They must maintain the relationship.

They must work at keeping a right relationship with each other. They must walk together, talk together, dream together, and share in each other’s wishes and desires.

When one spouse grows cold in the relationship, it unsettles the other. Insecure feelings creep into the relationship. Hearts become troubled. They are still married, but they are not at peace.

However, when the two renew the relationship with each other, peace ensues. Insecurity leaves and their hearts are at peace.

It is the same in our relationship with God, our hearts grow cold at times. We move away from our relationship with Him. Our hearts soon become insecure and weary.

God woos us back into a right relationship with Him.

When we allow Him to draw ourselves back to Him, our relationship is renewed. We are at peace once again with Him.

Our conscience does not bother us when we feel His presence. We enjoy hearing His voice. We long to feel Him tug at our hearts. We have communion with Him daily. That is when we have peace with God.

Is your heart troubled?

Do you have the peace of God in a covenantal relationship (salvation)? If He came for you today, would you be ready to go with Him to heaven?

Do you have peace with God?

Is it okay if He interrupts your day with His presence?

Does the preaching of the Word of God bother you about any area in your life?

Is there anything that is hindering your relationship with Him? Confess those areas to Him and allow Him to cleanse you and to renew your fellowship with Him.

Yes, you can have the peace of God and not have peace with God.

But wouldn’t you rather have the peace of God and enjoy peace with God?

©2016 by Peggy Clark

Have you received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If not, you can experience the peace of God when you call upon His name and receive Him into your heart. 

Seek Him while He may be found.

Call upon Him while He is near.

Receive Him and be forgiven of all your sin.

Enjoy your relationship with Him.

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