TRUE ABIDING PEACE
Jesse M. Hendley
I Peter 5:7
I have a friend who, when he was first converted,
worried a great deal about whether he might be lost
again; whether he might slip out of the Lord's' Hand.
But you know, it is wonderful, the PEACE the Lord
gives when we read His Word, where Jesus says in the
tenth chapter of the Gospel of John, to those who
believe on Him, My sheep hear my voice, and I know
them, and they follow me, and I give unto them eternal
life, and they shall NEVER PERISH, neither shall any
man pluck them out of My Hand. My Father which gave
them Me is greater than all, and no man is able to
pluck them out of My Father's Hand."
If you will notice in your King James Version, the
word "man" in verses 28 and 29 is in italics, which
means it is not in the Greek text. Our Lord literally
said, "Neither shall ANY pluck them out of My Hand,"
and "My Father which gave them Me is greater than all
and NO ONE is able to pluck them out of My Father's
Hand." Neither human beings nor demons can pluck us
out of His Hand! I love that wonderful song, "In the
Hollow of His Hand." "Let come what may---or wave, or
tempest---Peace, be still! Is His command; my soul is
held in PEACE ETERNAL in the hollow of His Hand."
And now we want to study the word "PEACE." Jesus
Christ said to His disciples, when He was in the
shadow of the Cross, "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." "My peace I
give unto you." That is a wonderful statement,
friends, because Jesus means that! It is found in John
14, verse 27. "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."
That means, don't be troubled, and don't be afraid.
Fear is a characteristic of the human heart. But the
Lord gives peace.
I want to speak to you, then, on the ...
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