1. Jesus Chrit is the LAMB of God, FOREORDAINED before the FOUNDATION of the WORLD, to RECONCILE us to God, “… as of a LAMB without BLEMISH and without SPOT: Who verily was FOREORDAINED BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, but was manifest in these last times for you” [1 Peter 1:19-20] He is our PEACE OFFERING, without BLEMISH or SPOT, to atone for SIN, “For ALL HAVE SINNED, and come short of the glory of God; Being JUSTIFIED FREELY by HIS GRACE through the REDEMPTION that is in Christ Jesus” [Romans 3:23-24] By reason of original SIN, in Eden, all men are born incompatible to God; as NATURL MAN, “But the NATURAL MAN receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are FOOLISHNESS UNTO HIM: neither can he know them, because they are SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED” [1 Corinthians 2:14] While we were HELPLESS and without HOPE, God paved the WAY of PEACE for us through the BLOOD of Jesus Christ, “And, having made PEACE through the BLOOD of his cross, BY HIM to RECONCILE ALL THINGS to HIMSELF BY HIM, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven” [Colossians 1:20] This is the GOSPEL OF PEACE preached in the name of Jesus Christ, “And how shall they PREACH, except they be SENT? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that PREACH the GOSPEL OF PEACE, and bring GLAD TIDINGS of good things” [Romans 10:15]

2.GOSPEL OF PEACE is the MYSTERY of how God revealed Himself in Jesus Christ “To wit, that GOD WAS IN CHRIST, RECONCILING the world unto HIMSELF, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the WORD OF RECONCILIATION” [2 Corinthians 5:19] GOSPEL of Jesus Christ is the simplicity of God’s WISDOM, which to those who deny the TRUTH is FOOLISHNESS, “For after that in the WISDOM of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the FOOLISHNESS of PREACHING to SAVE them that BELIEVE” [1 Corinthians 1:21] Though there be many voices in the world touting access to God, the ONLY WAY is the OFFER of PEACE through FAITH in the manifestation of God in Jesus Christ, “Beware lest any man SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY and vain DECEIT, after the TRADITION of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For IN HIM DWELLETH all the FULNESS of the GODHEAD bodily” [Colossians 28-9] Friend, God’s OFFER of PEACE with God is on your table. If you are SINCERE and WILLING to receive the TRUTH, the SEED of FAITH shall be quickened in your HEART, as it is written: “So then FAITH COMETH BY HEARING, and hearing by the WORD OF GOD” [Romans 10:17] I encourage you to pour out your SINS to the Lord for FORGIVENESS, BELIEVE He DIED on the Cross and ROSE the third day. CONFESS Him as your LORD and SAVIOUR, “For with the heart man BELIEVETH UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS; and with the mouth CONFESSION is made unto SALVATION” [Romans 10:10]

3. Making PEACE with God enables His SPIRIT, in us, to settle our MINDS on His PEACE, as it is written: “Thou wilt KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE, whose MIND IS STAYED ON THEE: because he TRUSTETH IN THEE” [Isaiah 26:3] When we received Jesus Christ as LORD and SAVIOUR, we turned over our lives to Him; lock, stock and barrel. He has our back, in a world ravaged by wickedness, “Peace I leave with you”, said the Lord, “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] His PEACE is not absence of the vicissitudes of living in this dying world but of firm assurance we are in safe hands, whose hearts “STAYED” on God, “And we know that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD to them that love God, to them who are the called according to HIS PURPOSE” [Romans 8:28] Though pressed on every side by much DISTRESS and sundry INSTABILITIES, our MINDS are FOCUSED on Him and “STILLED” by Him who is able to do “… exceeding abundantly above all that we ASK or THINK, according to the POWER that WORKETH IN US” [Ephesians 3:20] Listen carefully, the “POWER THAT WORKETH IN US” is the SOVEREIGNTY of God to do His WIL, and we have His PEACE if we abide in His PURPOSE. When we suffer FRUSTRATIONS and wallow in SORROWS, it is because our MINDS are not in tune with His PURPOSE, “For it is God which WORKETH IN YOU both to WILL and to DO of his good pleasure” [Philippians 2:13]

4. Being JUSTIFIED by FAITH through our Lord Jesus Christ, we have PEACE with God and His PEACE dwells in us; we are beacons of PEACE in a world subsumed in gross darkness [Romans 5:1] We have PEACE in the world, not with the world, that we should not be stained by corruption, therefore, “Follow PEACE WITH ALL MEN, and HOLINESS, without which no man shall see the Lord” [Hebrews 12:14] Brethren, we are not SAVED to carry arms to FIGHT for God or give in to inordinate desire for earthly goods, “For the kingdom of God is not MEAT and DRINK; but RIGHTEOUSNESS, and PEACE, and JOY in the Holy Ghost” [Romans 14:17] Let us by all means keep BITTERNESS at bay, fully assured we have a short time in this BODY and the appearance of the Lord is at hand, when we shall be crowned with glory, “Looking diligently lest any man FALL OF THE GRACE OF GOD; lest any root of BITTERNESS springing up TROUBLE YOU, and thereby many be DEFILED” [Hebrews 12:15] Beloved, I charge you to be faithful to the GOSPEL OF PEACE and refuse to be TROUBLED, that you be not DEFILED and “As we said before, so say I now again, If any man PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that ye have received,LET HIM BE ACCURSED” [Galatians 1:9]

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