HE CONQUERED THE WORLD AND GAVE YOU PEACE
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 (John 14:27).
In Philippians 4:6-7 the Apostle Paul, by the Spirit, writes, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” The world is looking for peace today; it’s trying to do everything to have peace, but the more it tries, the more it eludes it. The Bible says, “…when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
This is the dilemma that the people of the world are in today. Jesus tells us in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” He overcame the world and gave us the victory over the world. He actually “conquered” the world, and when He was through, He gave us peace. He said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you…” (John 14:27); in other words, “I’ve given you the peace that the world can’t give.” The peace that you have in your spirit is the peace of Jesus Christ that surpasses understanding.
Circumstances may not look right; everything looks like there’s trouble, yet the inexplicable and indescribable peace of God garrisons your heart and mind! The world can’t understand how come you’re so much at peace in the midst of crises. That’s the peace that Jesus gives; it gives you power over crises. It beggars understanding!
2 Corinthians 13:11