The Peace of Jesus – Revisited

John 14:27 NIV
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

As I read through Chapter 14 in the Gospel of John I had a hard time picking out just one verse. There is so much truth in Chapter 14 that surrounds the statement Jesus made in verse 27. We’re talking about the reality of who Jesus is and who He represents. We’re talking about a visual representation of God our Father. We’re talking about a reality that transcends all that we see.

“Peace be with you”.

After His death and resurrection, Jesus used this greeting three times when He met with His disciples (John 20:19-29). The first thing to notice is that Jesus used this greeting of peace (Peace be with you!) after His resurrection. It is not recorded that Jesus used this greeting before His resurrection. By His resurrection, Jesus has defeated Satan and the power of sin. The resurrection of Jesus confirms our own resurrection that is to come (1 Corinthians 15:20).

The second thing to notice is that Jesus used this expression of peace with His disciples. That would be you and I that believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). That would be you and I who are no longer under condemnation for our sins (Romans 8:1)

And the third thing to notice is that in John 20:21 John records :”Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” Once again, that would be you and I. We are to be Christ’s ambassadors, His representative in this world that we live in (2 Corinthians 5:20).

Our peace is we know who Jesus is and what He has done (John 3:16).
Our peace is we know our sins have been forgiven and because Jesus lives, we also shall live (John 14:19).
Our peace is we know that we also have been sent to fulfill the will of God our Father, through the Spirit of Christ, who now lives within us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit (Romans 8:1-4).

John 14:27 NIV
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

We are in the world but not of this world (John 17:9).
We are not to let our hearts be troubled nor are we to be afraid (John 14:27).
We have our peace in Jesus. In this world we will have trouble but take heart, Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33).

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

One comment

  1. I pray that God’s peace would wash over me and I would allow it to stay. I feel like it comes like in beach waves. Then washes back into the seas and I ache for it to come back, then it rolls up again. I want His peace to be with me all the time, always.

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