That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Not as the world

~Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

Those are precious and comforting words coming from Jesus Christ, and just like all His spoken words, they are true.

I wish to stress the depth of “not as the world giveth”. There is a reason why our Lord makes a difference between that which He gives and that which the world offers. The peace that the world offers can only be found temporary, and not real. Whether it be scrapped at the bottom of an empty bottle or at the foot of a deaf idol, the peace you obtain is but for a short time. It doesn’t take long before you realize that your problems are still there and that you have no everlasting arms to lean on, the arms of the True God.

For the world to obtain peace, they make war with another nation.

~For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 1 Thess 5:3

But the Lord Jesus Christ offers you peace, not as the world giveth. His peace is ultimate, TRUE and safe.

~I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

Come to Him and obtain the everlasting peace.

~And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:14


~These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

There is nothing good that the world can offer you. The devil is in the world. The only thing the devil has to offer you is death and destruction. He is currently the prince of the power of the air in the world.

~ Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Ephesians 2:22

But the Lord Jesus Christ is the PRINCE OF PEACE. Amen, for thus is His name.

~For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Come to the Prince of Peace, to Jesus Christ and He shall quench your thirst and give you peace, not as the world giveth!


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