Perfect Peace

Did you know that in a world filled with turmoil and strife that you can have “Perfect Peace?”

Isaiah 26:12 (AMPC);

“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.”

The following nugget of revelation was given to me by The Holy Spirit regarding this scripture:

“To the degree that the Mind of Christ develops in you is to the degree that you will have, “Perfect Peace.”

1st Corinthians 2:16 (AMP):

“For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND and PURPOSES OF THE LORD, SO AS TO INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His Thoughts and Purposes].”

A Covenant of The Mind

“Perfect Peace” is a “Covenant of the Mind.” “The Mind of Christ” that has been ingrafted within our Spirit by The Love of God! How?….. Through The Shed Blood of Jesus Christs’ Sacrifice at Calvary. At the moment of our salvation, we are granted eternal life along with the gift of “Perfect Peace.”

John 14:27 (TPT):

“I leave the gift of peace with you—My Peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but My ‘Perfect Peace.’ Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”

Merriam Webster Dictionary:

PERFECT = Being entire without fault or defect.

PEACE = A state of tranquility or quiet. Freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts.

COVENANT = A written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties, especially for the performance of some action.

MIND = The element or complex of an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and main reasons.

The Blood of Jesus Christ shed at Calvary “SEALED” the “Covenant of The Mind of Christ” within us as Born Again Believers. This inheritance of “Perfect Peace” is ‘without fault or defect.’ This Divine Love Gift to The Body of Christ enables us to be ‘free from disquieting or oppressive thoughts.’ Jesus Christ did not give us a weak, superficial peace. He paid a Great Price that gave us “His Peace.” This Divine, “Perfect Peace,” when followed, provides us with the COURAGE to be His Ambassadors in a world filled with fear and uncertainty. Conversely, if we choose to rely on the “fragile peace” of the world, we will not experience God’s Best for our lives.

A Fragile Peace

Worldly peace is a fragile peace that can easily shatter. When you and I choose to be comforted by this superficial peace, we ‘yield to fear.’ This causes us to no longer live in “Perfect Peace,” enjoying our “Covenant of The Mind of Christ.” In this weakened state of embracing the “fragile peace” of the world, we become double-minded. People who think and reason in opposition to “The Mind of Christ.” When this happens, we need to quickly repent and ask God for His Wisdom before it’s too late!

James 1:5-8 (AMPC);

“If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the Giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.” “Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.” “For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from The Lord,” “[For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].”

The danger in continuing to live in a state of “Double-mindedness” is that we forfeit our gift of “Perfect Peace.” This causes us to “receive nothing from The Lord.” When this happens, we tend to blame God and others for the missteps in our lives, rather than facing the truth that we have become “unstable, unreliable and uncertain in everything that we [think, feel and decide.].” The Good News is that “The Prince of Peace” has patiently been waiting for us to follow His “Perfect Peace” through the Leadership of The Holy Spirit.

Our Hero The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is our God Given Hero. He helps to “save the day” as we live our lives in His “Perfect Peace.” Relying on The Holy Spirits’ Leadership in our everyday decisions develops “The Mind of Christ” within us. The result? We become sure-footed and stable in our spirit, soul, and body so that others can follow our example. Yielding to the Holy Spirit is how we are “guided by His Thoughts and Purposes” throughout our everyday lives.

Are you allowing The Holy Spirit to be “YOUR HERO” and lead you in your everyday decisions?

Romans 8:14 (AMPC);

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”

In John 14:26 (AMPC), Jesus gives us a beautiful description of The Personhood of The Holy Spirit, Who is The Spirit of The Living God;

“But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.”

Developing The Mind of Christ

The Holy Spirit “teaches us all things.” As we yield to His Teachings, we will “Develop The Mind of Christ,” through the Word of God, The Holy Spirit “will remind us, and bring to our remembrance) everything He has told us.” When The Holy Spirit Speaks, He always communicates The Heart of The Father for every aspect of our lives. The Holy Spirit will NEVER violate the Written Word of God. If He did, He would be breaking the gift of “Perfect Peace” that His Son Jesus Christ gave us, and He is not about to do that! “Developing The Mind of Christ” is so vital to The Heart of Father God so that we can learn to walk in “Perfect Peace.” When we do this, we can rest assured that we are now, “living, moving and having our being in Him.” Ref. Acts 17:28 (a).

Walking in Perfect Peace

My friend, you and I are learning that “Walking in Perfect Peace” is a matter of The Mind—our “Covenant of The Mind of Christ” within us. Perhaps one of the most significant examples of walking in “Perfect Peace” comes from the Apostle Paul. From a cold jail cell in the ancient city of Philippi, Paul, a prisoner in dire circumstances, pens a word of “Perfect Peace” for you and I to follow.

Philippians 4:6-9 (TPT);

Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell Him every detail of your life, “then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.” “So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every Glorious work of God, praising Him always.” “Follow the example of all that we have imparted to you, and The God of Peace will be with you in all things.”

This word of instruction and encouragement from Paul has become my prayer for you, my friend as we choose to,

“Be Strong and Live Free In ‘Perfect Peace’………Boldly For Him”

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© 2021 Clare Matthews – Boldly For Him. “All Rights Reserved.”

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Inner-Action

Recently I was driving in my car when I heard The Voice of The Holy Spirit say to my heart, “I want to talk to you about prosperity.”  I said, “Okay Lord please speak to me, I want to hear what you have to say.  He then started sharing with me some things about “The Soul” of prosperity.  That prosperity is definitely much deeper than “financial gain” or “material possessions”.  As He started to share these truths with me, the scripture 3rd John 2 (TPT) came to my thoughts:

“Beloved friend, I pray that you are prospering in every way and that you continually enjoy good health, just as your Soul Is Prospering.”

The last part of that scripture really jumped out at me and I knew that The Lord was un-locking some deep truths for me to grasp, study and share!

Several nights later I had a dream where I was having a conversation with a young girl when she replied, “For me it’s all about the inner-action”.  Upon waking up I had an, “Aha Moment” where I knew by The Holy Spirit that I needed to prepare to share This Word. He then gave me the definition of the word “Inner-Action”.

Inner-Action = The relationship between the mind, the will and the emotions and how they are displayed in an individual’s life through their interaction with God and others.

The soul is the seat and activity center for our, “Inner-Action”.  This is where the relationship between our mind, our will and emotions is played out on a daily basis.  In other words we will continually display what our soul relays to our heart, the activity center for our mind, will and emotions.  God knowing the importance of this inner- relationship, has been talking to mankind about it for a long time.  Let’s read in Proverbs 4:23 (TPT) what He has to say to us about this subject;

“So above all guard the affections of your heart,” “for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.”

The most common Hebrew word for heart is used in this scripture it is the word, “levav” “It includes our thoughts, our will, our discernment and our affections.”  (TPT) Notes, pg. 960 (TPT).

Housed within Proverbs 4:23 (TPT) is the revelation of the, “Heart and Soul” connection.  The Inner-Action of our mind, our will and our emotions and how “they affect all that we are.”  Recognizing and understanding this vital truth is paramount, “to the welfare of our innermost being.”  You see my friend, WE MUST LEARN to harness our mind, our will and our emotions to The Leadership of The Holy Spirit by, “guarding the affections of our heart”.  Then and only then can we Safely and Effectively represent The Kingdom of Heaven to this lost and dying world.  A world that is hurting so badly and in need of the Pure Healing Love of The Gospel of Jesus Christ poured into them, by Pure Vessels of The Most High God.

The word Harness is defined in Macmillan’s Dictionary this way,

Harness = “To get control of something in order to use it for a particular purpose.”

This brings us to a very important question, “How do we harness our mind, our will and our emotions, (our soul) to The Leadership of The Holy Spirit so that we can fulfill our God given purpose?  The insight that we need in order to answer this question is found in
2nd Corinthians 10: 3-5 (TPT);

“For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims.”  “Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with Divine Power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide.”  “We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God.  We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to The Anointed One.”

The Power of these scriptures when read, apprehended, studied and applied will enable us to overthrow and destroy those, demonic strongholds or as the Aramaic also translates, “rebellious castles”; centers of opposition to the light of The Gospel, “the defenses behind which people hide.” Ref. (TPT) Notes, pg. 502 (TPT).

The Atomic Bomb that obliterates these demonic strongholds, “rebellious castles,” hiding places of the enemy in our lives if we allow him, is clearly revealed to us in
Hebrews 4: 12-13 (AMP);

“For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.” “And not a creature exists that is concealed from His Sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the Eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.”

When we Boldly speak what God Speaks which is His Word, The Bible, we are then wielding a Mighty Two Edged Sword.  This Two Edged Sword is Alive and Full of Power and gives us the assurance that when wielded with confident authority in the Finished Work of Jesus Christ, we can uproot and demolish every “rebellious castle”, potential hiding place of the enemy in our lives.

This overcoming “Inner-Action” my friend is “The Soul” of true prosperity, which gives us the Grace To Be Strong and Live Free…..Boldly For Him!

 

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