Peace Be Still
We know that the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy and one of the things he loves to tamper with the most is our peace. He will do everything in his power and does not care who he uses to try and disrupt your peace and take it away from you. Watchmen, are we on the wall, are we guarding ourselves and our loved ones from this crafty demon? He will surely sneak in unawares disguised in his most familiar character as a friend, a coworker, a family member and so on. Therefore, we must always pray for discernment, so we can indeed rightfully discern what is and what is not.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
One of the things I always try to remind myself of is that the enemy will always come creeping around with the same old familiar tricks to try to get under our skin. He thinks he has you figured out, but what he does not know is that you have grown, and you have become wiser. Therefore, the WORD tells us, that “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7). We obtain this by studying the word of God and prayer. When I stop to consider this peace thief in this very moment, it is a very petty spirit. It operates through a person that is not happy, and we all know that misery loves company. So, the enemy seeks out these kinds of vessels, but even in this, let us remember; the enemy has no power except that which is given to him.
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
When we come to learn that the enemy’s only power is what we willfully give him, we then know how to effectively defeat him, for we already see him coming before he even arrives. At this point we learn to laugh at him, we learn that we do not have to take our power back, for we shall never hand it over to him again. God’s peace is a gift, we should never allow it to depart from us, He gives it freely and willingly. So, the next time the enemy tries to tread upon the ground that the Lord has blessed us with, let us remember that God has given us all authority in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior to command, Peace be still…
These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 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.Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.