John 16:33 (NKJV) These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

 

Jesus is encouraging His disciples because He will soon leave them. Because He has completed the task that His Father has sent Him to do. Jesus tells them to have peace in what they were about to face. They would be hated, pursued, persecuted condemned, tortured, and put to death because of Him. They will have nothing but trouble in this world. Because the world hates Him. But Jesus tells them in all of these things they can have peace in Him. Because He overcame the world on the cross at Calvary. My friends, in spite of all the things that we go through and are facing, we can rest assured that Christ has already won the fight. And His victory is our victory because we are in Christ. And with the daily filling of the Holy Spirit we will have new strength and new courage to face our enemies: the world, the devil and our flesh. We can have peace in our lives because our peace is found in Christ. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27 NKJV). The peace that Jesus gives is the glorious wonderful peace that comes to our hearts when we fully submit to Him. It is the peace of heart and mind when we are in the will of God. This kind of peace can only be found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus has overcome the world. And the only way that we are going to overcome the world, the devil and our flesh is to let Christ live His victorious life in us. When we learn to identify ourselves with Christ and come into a close personal relationship with Him, then we will experience the peace of God in our hearts. We will have peace and joy and no circumstance, no situation, no problem, no issues, nothing at all will be able to take away our peace and joy. Because Jesus has overcome the world.

 

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.