Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Thought of The Day : When the God of peace is despised by earthly men, men must be prepared for endless crisis in the earth.

LISTEN: The Almighty God is the God of peace. He gives peace to troubled hearts. However, those who despise Him spend their days in crisis and confusion. My dear, To expect peace where God is absent is to expect it in futility. There is no peace where God is absent. The Bible says,

There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

Isaiah 57:21

As a matter of fact, to be empty of God’s presence is to be full of confusion. The presence of God introduces peace and joy. At the birth of Jesus Christ, when the angel of God appeared to the shepherds he said,

“Fear not, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which
shall be to all people”

Luke 2:10

Good news brings peace and joy. God sent His son Jesus Christ to the world to reconcile the world to Him. And through Him we have peace with God and have obtained access to eternal life by faith. Glory to God! Beloved, Jesus Christ is the peace that comes from above. He is the transmitter of God’s peace, love and forgiveness. No one will know peace where God is absent. But with the presence of God in our midst, we can enjoy peace and love in a wicked world. Jesus said,

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

John 16:33.

Truly, it is an act of foolishness and a waste of time to look for peace outside of God. A life that is empty of God is empty of peace. The absence of God in our families, lives, states, nations, etc., are the reasons for endless crisis and conflicts in the world today. When the God of peace is despised by earthly men, men must be prepared for endless crisis. But if we must experience peace we must embrace God. Beloved, peace comes from God, not from your wealth; academic qualifications; fat bank account, prosperous business, or other achievements. The peace of God is beyond human understanding. So, pursue the peace of God. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Cast the troubles of your life to God and He will give you His peace.
2. Do not seek peace in your possessions, rather seek it in God.
3. Submit to God and He will bless you with His peace and joy.
4. To experience the peace of God, determine to surrender your heart to Him.

Prayer: Dear LORD! You are the God of peace and love. Therefore, bless me with peace, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life. Anything fighting against your peace of mind is hereby terminated. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection: Until you receive peace from above, you can never experience peace in the earth.

Quote : “To expect peace where God is absent is to expect peace in futility.

Biblical Fact: Did you know Noah was 950 years old when he died? (Genesis 9:29).

Today In History: March 2, 2016, Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after 340 days in space aboard the International Space Station.

Stunning Fact : Did you know a group of monkeys is called a troop or a barrel.

Bible Quiz : How old was Noah before he had sons?

God bless you!

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