Open Heaven 26 December 2019 Thursday – PEACE LIKE A RIVER
Open Heaven 26 December 2019 Memorise: 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
Read: Isaiah 48:17-19
17 Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
19 Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.
Open Heaven 26 December 2019
Bible in one year: Proverbs 29-31, Zachariah 13:7-14:9
Hymnal: Sing Hymn 8
Message: – Open Heaven 26 December 2019 Thursday Daily
One of the reasons why Jesus was born is to give us peace
like a river (Luke 2:14). It is a great thing to have the peace of God inside. If
you have God’s peace, you will experience peace in the totality of your inner
man, because this peace applies the balm of serenity to our minds and hearts.
Without mincing words, it is not a good thing to lack inner peace. The devil
uses turbulent storms to generate crisis in people’s lives, leading to worry
and anxiety. This is one method he uses to steal God’s peace away from us, but
God will not allow his evil venture to succeed in your life in Jesus’ Name.
Many people whose peace the devil has stolen seek peace
through the use of tranquillisers and depressants, while some others turn to
illicit drugs or alcohol. Some even dabble in mystic pseudo-religious movements
to find solutions to their lack of peace. All of these sources do not possess
peace, and so they cannot give peace to anyone. God is the only source of
peace, and He has appointed His Son as the Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6).
Speaking through His Holy Spirit, He prescribes His remedy against any raging
storm of the devil that wants to steal our inner peace, saying in Philippians 4:6-7:
“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.”
Open Heaven 26 December 2019 Thursday
From this verse we understand that prayer holds the key to
walking in God’s peace. Through prayer, we are able to beat back the devil’s
arrows of anxiety and worry. Spending time alone with God to thank Him and
present our petitions is the most effective tranquilliser. There is no solution
to inner disquiet as effective as prayer, and it always works.
The peace of God transcends all understanding. In other
words, it is above and beyond what we understand. The next time you sense a
great inner shaking or even just a slight inner disquiet, try prayer. Shut,
yourself away to be alone with God, and pray God’s word back to Him.
Thank Him for who He is and for all His grace and goodness;
then tell Him about your anxieties and concerns, and He will intervene to
change thing for you. When you finish praying, you will discover that the peace
of God has filled your inner man. A quiet inner serenity and calm will reign in
you, even if the storm is still ranging around you. I know this to be true from
experience and from what God’s word says. God’s word is practical and its
promises work in every circumstance of life. Have you ever considered that your
lack of inner peace might be God’s way of calling you to prayer? God may be
calling you to have fellowship with Him, and in the process He will restore His
peace that transcends all understanding to your life.
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 26 December 2019
Father, please let Your angels be on guard over all my family members in this festive period, and let Your peace that passes all human understanding rule our hearts in Jesus’ Name.
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