Perfect Peace


Cal Pierce

We are in an hour where everything is being shaken. World economies are faltering. Gas and food prices are at an all time high. Whole populations are rebelling against their governments. There is no confidence that things will get better any time soon. The prophets are prophesying all kinds of things. We hear words of judgment, earthquakes, food and water shortages, and prosperity coming to God's people.

We seem to hear about all the things that shake our confidence and produce fear and anxiety. The big question needs to be; what am I supposed to do? If we don't know what our position in God needs to be, we will walk in fear and anxiety. The will of the enemy is to cause fear and anxiety in God's people in this hour. Faith releases us, fear binds us up.

Let me tell you, God is not worried about the problems on the earth. He is not looking for the answer. He is the answer. God is our source and our refuge. In Him we have peace.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27

Jesus says that He gives us His peace, a peace that surpasses all understanding. He tells us we cannot rely on the world's peace. With His peace, our heart will not be troubled, nor will it be fearful. If God is not anxious about the world, then why should we be?

Philippians 4:6 tells us how to guard our hearts and minds so that we walk in peace.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

It is by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, that we make our request known to God, and the peace of God will guard, not only our hearts, but also our minds. The word supplication means to bind. In other words to bind on earth so that it will be bound in heaven. (Matt. 16:19) In verse 7, when it says that the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension will guard our hearts and minds; the word peace means the prosperity of God. This is referring to the provision of His kingdom providing peace because God is our provider.

God is our provider at all times. We only have fear when the world is our provider rather than God. God will provide for our families and our healing rooms. When we walk in fear and anxiety, we are fulfilling the will of the enemy. When we make our request known to God with thanksgiving, then He will become a rewarder of those who ask. God gave us His will for one reason, so that we could have the provision it provides.