Written by Pastor Jerry McCullah
4. “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7 –KJV)
Years ago, I read Fox’s Book of Martyrs. I was always amazed at the overwhelming peace of the many which were tormented.
We are living in evil times and it seems to be rapidly increasing in evil. We have no certainty about what may come in our earthly tomorrows. This is why these verses are becoming so dear to me. Notice again verse 7: “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
“The peace of God.” This is not something like the peace of God; nor is it your peace which may be strengthened by God because of your position in Him. This is God’s peace in you as a believer!
God’s peace must be an awesome sense of well-being. God is never plagued by weakness of any sort, no mistakes, no indecision or wrong decision, no sin nor past regret, no future to be anxious about; none of His plans will be hindered, and none of His purposes will go unfulfilled. Not one thing in all of His creation will ever disturb His peace. He is the God of Peace! And, it is this peace that is ours to have and to hold.
“The peace of God, . . . shall keep your hearts and minds.” Jesus said, “My peace I give unto you.”
Look at the Scripture above again; it tells you how to embrace His peace. The offer still stands: “Come to Me, and I will give you rest” (peace).
Here is a bio on Pastor Jerry McCullah, pictured above, just love that picture!, our newest writer for God here at FGGAM! I worked with his son Chris for a bit in Christian radio. God Bless you and yours Pastor Jerry!
Pastor of Green Valley Bible Chapel 2005- Present
Prayer Consultant for California Southern Baptist Convention 2001- Present
Founder and President of Impact Prayer International 1999 – Present
Teaching and encouraging intimate relationships with Jesus Christ in churches through seminars, prayer revivals, concerts of prayer, prayer retreats, and more.
Headquartered at 15724 Calle Hermosa Green Valley, Ca. 91390 Ph. 661-270-9671