In Him You Have Peace – Pastor Chris
Monday, April 17, 2017
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1).
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In Luke 21:25-26, Jesus said, in the last days, there’ll be perplexity of nations, men’s hearts failing them for fear. We’re living in a day when there’s so much fear. There’s terror within and without. There’s so much darkness, wickedness, and peril. In spite of all these, the words of the Master in John 16:33 are profound and comforting. He said, “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.”
Notice the expression, “that in me ye might have peace….” This means that it makes no difference the extent of darkness, wickedness or terror in today’s world; in Christ, you have power over every crisis. You don’t have to care about the enemy and what he will, and can do; the adversary isn’t a factor! You’re in Christ; and you’re therefore untouchable.
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To be in Christ is to be at home, and in safety. Christ is a person and He’s also a place—our place in God. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “…if any man be in Christ…” ; that’s your place! You live in Christ; that’s your environment. So, when you say, “I’m in Christ,” it means you’re in safety; you’re in the secret place of the Most High, abiding under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1).
No matter what happens, no matter the terror or evil concocted by the enemy, your peace and safety are guaranteed; refuse to fear. David said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me ” (Psalm 23:4). Psalm 91:7 declares, “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.” Why? It’s because you’re safe and secure in Him. Have this consciousness all the time.
My life is hid with Christ in God; therefore, I dwell in absolute safety and security, peace and righteousness. I’m in Christ, shielded from every adversity and the activities of wicked and unreasonable men. I affirm that, irrespective of the dastardly manipulations of the enemy, I walk in victory, dominion, peace and prosperity, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 91 Colossians 3:3-4
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 16 1 Samuel 1-2
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 3:1-7 Leviticus 17
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