Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The hidden Peace and Prosperity from God. Part .3 .
Tuesday, July 24, 2001
This was not a salutation like “shalom” or “Peace be unto you.” It was not a mere formality, but a real blessing.
The peace He gives to us is of such a nature that the prosperitys of the world cannot give it, nor can the evil of the world take it away.
Our Lords gifts satisfy the soul for all of time and eternity, while the world gives lying vanities, and that which will entrap us.
Our Lord gives substantial blessings, which will never fail us; the world gives and takes away.
The world’s peace begins in ignorance, consists with evil and sin, and ends in endless troubles; Christ’s peace begins in grace, consists with grace and ends in everlasting peace.
Our civilization is based on the foundation of murder -the first civilization was founded by Cain; and civilized life is a vast, complicated, covered-up system of murder.
Anything that robs you of peace of mind robs you of life’s greatest wealth.
ISA 9:6 “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
“which surpasses” = [he] + pres/act/part – [huperechousa] = to surpass or to rise above, to be superior in rank, authority, power.
“all comprehension” = [panta] + [noun] = the left lobe of the soul, the mind, the intellectual faculty, the understanding: human thinking.
Peace, eirene, has a wide range of meanings in the Scriptures, used many times for the relationship with the love and the integrity of God, ROM 5:1.
Justification = God recognizes that He has given us His perfect righteousness.
When you understand this divine viewpoint and the fact that you are accepted with God forever, you will stop struggling and begin to enjoy peace with God.
The work or fruit or production of righteousness will be peace, shalom = completeness, soundness, prosperity, peace, tranquility, contentment, real inner peace because of our acceptance with God.
“peaceful habitation” shalom naveh a peaceful abode, to be at home, a place of satisfaction, dwelling in peace, abiding in peace.
PSA 85:10 “Grace and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”
Unpardoned sin will prohibit peace.
The adult spiritual believer knows his peace arises from a consciousness of his sins being forgiven and his guilt being put away; he has peace with God, because he is justified.
If you have the ultimate manifestation of this peace in your life, it begins with you having peace with God, a relationship with the love and integrity of God.
A constant and unchangeable peace can be yours, no matter what the circumstances.
2TH 3:16 “Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!”
Peace refers to the tranquil state of the soul being assured of salvation and fearing nothing from God and being content with the relationship that exists.
When eirene refers to spiritual prosperity it means maximum awareness of life.
goodness towb goods or good things, pleasures, prosperity.