May there be PEACE within your walls and security within your citadels. Psalm 122:7
God promises us peace within our boundaries. When God talks about peace He talks about His divine peace that surpasses all understanding.
This is also evidenced in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ when He said, ?My peace I give to you?? John 14:27.
He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and His wounds heal us.Isaiah 53:5
The peace that our Lord Jesus Christ has given us to enjoy did not come freely. It cost our dear Lord everything. He paid the price for the peace we have today in Him.
Peace with God
Isaiah 53:6 - The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all
Hebrews says the Lord Jesus Christ was without sin. He never deserved such a gruesome death. He was tortured and abused physically and mentally. Matthew 27:28-31 gives a description of the Lord?s suffering. He was spit upon, mocked, humiliated. A crown of thorns was placed on His head and He was beaten repeatedly. He suffered shame. It was our sins that brought Him such an agonizing death on the cross. We were alienated from God and were enemies to Him (Colossians ). Yet He loved us so much that He took up our sins on Himself and also allowed Himself to be punished in our stead. It is because our Lord Jesus Christ was punished for us we have perfect peace with God. We have been reconciled to God (Colossians , 22).
I Peter ? by his wounds you have been healed
Sickness came into the world as a consequence of sin. Sickness is not a blessing. Sickness is a curse. In the year 1997 my father died after battling with cancer for 10 months. We gave him the best treatment available, alas the undesirable happened. In the year 1998 my loving mother died after being treated for cancer for six months. Again, we had spared no treatment for her. Oh! The sorrow, the pain and the anguish of heart one goes through when a loved one is sick is inexplicable. The future of the children becomes bleak when the man of the house, the breadwinner of the family falls ill. Many mothers are not able to fulfill their duties towards their children because of their diseased condition. The joy of many a family has been ruined because of sickness and disease. Why did the Lord Jesus Christ bear the stripes on His body? Why did He subject His body to be broken? He bore the stripes on His body and He subjected His body to be broken so that we might have a healed body, a healthy body.
He drove out the spirits and healed all the sick.Matthew 8:16
The LORD JESUS CHRIST who had compassion and healed the sick 2000 years ago is still alive today. Even today He heals all the sick who come to him. He is the same Lord yesterday, today and forever. The Lord Jesus Christ is moved with compassion every time the sick approach Him (Matthew14: 14). He is ever willing to heal and set free everyone who comes to him. It is the Lord?s will for His people to be healed. It is his will that we live healthy.
To be continued?..
The threshing floors shall be full of wheat and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. Joel 2: 24
God moves in seasons! Every time
God's people rebelled and turned their backs on God His presence moved away and
their enemies overpowered them destro....