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Keep Peace (5 of 8)
Defeating the enemy in your life?
"...and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace."(vs. 15 NIV)
God's message is one of peace! "Gospel of peace!"
Because there has been reconciliation with God!
There is peace between God and me!
This is already understood in Paul's encouragement for peace.
As He discusses peace in the light of Spiritual
Warfare he is speaking to us about being instruments of Peace.
Are you a peace maker or a fighter!
Some people are always in the middle of a squabble!
These same people often live defeated lives.
Are you a peaceful person!
If not you give the devil a foothold to attack your life.
It is in strife and discord that evil exists!
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. (KJV)
God does not want you to be a contributor to strife and discord but rather an agent of peace.
Don't give the enemy a foothold!
God expects us to be personally peaceful!
31 Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (ASV)
The worries of life get us down and give a foothold for the enemy to destroy faith and hope in us!
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
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