The Power of Inner Peace – By Thomas Koester

Inner peace equals outer peace. You can’t have one without the other. The world’s peace is fragile and flimsy. You’ve not been given worldly peace.

Jesus’ Gift of Peace

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.” John 14:27

It’s the world’s trouble and fear which makes you think that way. Closeness to Jesus, resting in his authority, his Holy Word, and abiding in the Holy Spirit (The Comforter) is how you have peace when the world and our Nation are in turmoil.

The world has its warriors. But you men and women are sons and daughters of The Most-High God. Heirs to Christ, and possessors of the Holy Spirit. You have no trouble like the world has and nothing to worry about.

I’ll say it again, you have no trouble like the world has and nothing to fear. Your Savior is the Prince of Peace, and he resides in you!

What can make your trouble troubling is when you forget that Jesus has made you an overcomer. Jesus never said if we believe and belong to him that we’d have no trouble. To the contrary, here’s what Jesus has said:

“I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you’ll have trouble, but be courageous—I’ve overcome the world!” – John 16:33

Your inner peace expressed outwardly is a greater force than sword or spear. If you have faith, trust, and obedience, your true enemies will know of your qualities well before you arrive — well before you pray, and before you speak. You will be known as God’s Peaceful Warrior.

“Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Ephesians 6:10

…And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

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