By Robert Rajamani
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You – Isaiah 26:3
Peace is not just a mental state of mind. Peace is a powerful spiritual force. It is an empowering force from the Kingdom of God (Romans 14:17). It comes out of the nature and heart of God. God is Perfect Peace. Peace has the ability to dominate and conquer any negative spiritual force like Fear, which originates from the Kingdom of Darkness.
This Peace of the Kingdom dwells in our born again spirit and we need to yield to this Peace to experience it and release it in our circumstances.
When you go through storms in life there are two ways you can react to it. You can either react in the flesh with Fear and Worry caused by unbelief or you can react by anchoring your heart in the Word and Promises of God and keep your mind stayed on Him and Trust and adhere to Him and His Word (Isaiah 26:3). By trusting in God you will release the Force of Peace into your circumstance and subdue the storm and come out victorious. There is no storm in life which cannot be overcome by this enabling Peace of God in your heart.
That is how Jesus handled a storm (Mark 4:35-41). When he was with his disciples in a boat in the sea and a great storm arose. In the midst of the storm Jesus was at Peace and sound asleep. When the disciples woke Him up, he got up, was undisturbed and commanded the Storm: “Peace, be still” and there was a great calm. The storm outside could not disturb the inner Peace in Him and eventually the outer storm had to give in to the force of Peace within and die down. Every time the Kingdom of God clashes with the Kingdom of darkness, the Kingdom of God prevails, just like Light prevails over Darkness. Peace prevails over the storm.
Jesus always functioned from a position of Rest and Peace. This is the same Peace dwelling in us. Jesus said, I give you My Peace. (John 14:27)
Because of the finished work of Christ and what He accomplished on the cross, He has established a New Covenant with us and called us into the Kingdom of God. He is the Prince of Peace ruling over that Kingdom. In Christ we have a Sabbath Rest (Hebrews 4:9). According to Hebrews 4:11 He wants us to labor to enter into His Rest so that we have His inner Peace by Trusting and Relying on Him.
The only labor we have; is to diligently be rooted in His Word. Spend time with Him. Seek Him and go after Him passionately. He will reveal Himself. It is His heart’s cry that we pursue Him and have His Peace rule our life. So that we can overcome every storm that rages against us.
Next time the devil brings a storm in your life, instead of fearing that this storm will bring you down, Approach it from a position of Rest and Peace in Christ and you will bring that storm down and come out victorious.
Now Speak to that Storm: “Peace, Be Still”
• Isaiah 26:3
• Mark 4:35-41
• Hebrews 4:3,9,11
• Romans 14:17
• John 14:27