Galatians 5:22-23. But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, PEACE, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control; against such things there is no law.
2Timothy 2:22. Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue Righteousness, Faith, Love, and PEACE, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. PEACE being the third fruit of the Holy Spirit according to the scripture from the book of Galatians, it is as well vital to show or reflect in our daily lives. Now the second scripture exhorts us to flee youthful (worldly) lusts and pursue godliness (PEACE). These two scriptures tells you that God is Peace, that is why He wants us to go after and long for peace, so that we can be like Him.
Isaiah 9:6. “For a child (Jesus) will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of PEACE”. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. That is as well what God the Father is. God showed us Himself through His only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST. That is why Jesus said that the work He does is the works He saw the Father doing. God is peace and you must be peace like Him.
John 14:27. “PEACE I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful”. Jesus said, My Peace I give to you. This will remind you that the scripture said earlier that He is the prince of PEACE. Now as you have known that Peace He is, and His peace He has left or given to dwell with you. Jesus exhorts us not to be troubled or fearful in pursuit of His peace, because He knows that it will not be easy for us to obey, because of what we are. His peace is not like the peace of the world. You can understand from the scriptures that during His Ministry on earth
He never fought for His right. This is because, he who wants peace must never fight for his right or else peace will not be achieved. Jesus said in a Scripture, if they slap you on one cheek; turn the other one for them. You can see that it is not easy to obey, that is why He said to you do not be troubled. Or do not ask how can it be possible? Beloved, His grace is there and upon you to do all things. Believe, with Him all things are possible. This is the example of what Jesus wants from us, also when the Pharisees came to arrest Him, as they lay hold on Him, Peter took his knife and cut off the ear of one of the Pharisees. But look at Jesus’ reaction, He said to Peter put back your knife (sword) and He took the ear and put it back to the man. Even, during all the time of His trials and crucifixion He never reacted, to fight for His right. Because, JESUS knows fully well that He has the right or power to lay down His life or not to lay it for us. Beloved, borrow and learn from Him and begin to work in peace now.
1Peter 3:11. “He must turn away from evil, and do well; He must seek PEACE and pursue it”. The scripture wants us to turn away from evil doings and pursue Peace at all costs. Every form of retaliation and wicked acts are evil before the Lord. In fact every works that does not please God according to His peaceable process, is evil. Beloved, change from them and it shall be well with you. God said, YOU MUST SEEK and PURSUE PEACE.
Romans 14:19. “So then we pursue the things which make for PEACE and the building up of one another”. The Lord wants us to pursue or go after the things that will bring or make for Peace. The things that can edify or build up one another in life. Beloved, the word PURSUE, reflects that it is a must. I want you to understand that the way of Peace is compulsory for you. Peace is from God and it is a command given to us to carry out. Peace is the way no matter who you are.
Romans 12:18. “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at PEACE with all men”. The choice is yours to make, whether to have peace or not. Whether to obey or to disobey depends on you. But, remember God still concludes it that you be at peace with all men. In all these admonishments from God, is for us to know what He is and what He wants us to be as well. Peace is what God wants for you and at the same time from you.
Mathew 5:9. “Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS, for they shall be called sons of God”. If you are a peacemaker, the Lord’s blessings have been pronounced already upon you. This is the advantage of a peacemaker over a troublesome person. God said blessed are you, and when God said something to you, no one can stop the thing from reaching you. And when this happens, people will see you in all works and call you son of God you are blessed. That is why the bible said; by their fruits you shall know them. Your Father God is Peace; therefore the demonstration of your peace towards others will give you the name, son of God and not you calling yourself, son of God. Pursue Peace at all cost and be blessed by God.
Hebrews 12:14. “Pursue PEACE with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord”. PEACE! PEACE!! PEACE!!! My brethren pursue it with all men, for the word of God cannot lie. And be sanctified in your works, which means you must be holy and fights for holiness. Because the scripture said, Be you holy, for I AM holy, says the Lord. For the eye of the Lord cannot behold unholy things, that is why He said, Peace and Holiness are the tools to see Him. Now, it simply means that, Peace and Holiness are the way or tools to win God’s favor and the assurance of eternity to come.
Colossians 3:15. “Let the PEACE of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful”. The command of Peace unto us by God has been made easy through Jesus Christ. And that is why His peace should rule and reign in our lives, if we let Him in. It is in the body of Christ, that we have easy access to the Father of peace. Beloved, let the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ rule in your heart now. For it is in Him that we are made the joint heirs of the kingdom of God.
2Corinthians 13:11. “Finally, brethren, Rejoice, be made Complete, be Comforted, be like-Minded, Live in PEACE; and the God of Love and PEACE will be with you”. As you walk in Peace the God of love and peace will be with you. Finally, God have said, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace and He will be with you. Beloved, that is His word for you; He cannot lie or fail to fulfill what He has said. Just obey and see if He will not come down with His mighty blessings to be with you now.
The kingdom of God is PEACE, and we that aspire to it shall live and be in peace always, to inherit it in Jesus name – Amen.
May God bless you with His Peace (All Scriptures NASB).