Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Jesus Gives Us His Peace -- Himself

"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)

God has given us His Son, and through Him we have peace:

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

"By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." (Romans 5: 1-2)

Jesus Christ Himself is our peace:

"For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

"Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

"And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

"And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh." (Ephesians 2: 14-17)

The passage in Ephesians reveals details worth reveling in regarding the peace that we have in Christ Jesus.

There was a divide between man and God -- Jesus the mediator broke down that wall, which was symbolized by the Great Curtain which divided the Holy of Holies from the rest of the temple and the entire nation of Israel. Now we can boldly enter the throne of grace (Hebrews 4: 16).

Never should a believer feel that God is distant or far away, or that we must do something in order to get close to God. Christ our peace lives in us as well as intercedes for us sitting at the right hand of the Father!

"the law of commandment in ordinances" -- Jesus Christ has made the law of no further effect on the believer because by His death, He fulfilled the law, and thus has granted to us Himself and His Spirit.

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