When you have the Governor--Holy Spirit--living in you, you will have perfect peace in times of crisis. Why? Because you know that you have a King and a Kingdom and you are a citizen in right standing. He promises never to leave us alone. This is why the Holy Spirit is vital. He is the most important person on earth. Our peace comes from the Holy Spirit. You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. John 14:16-18 When the Holy Spirit--our Governor--resides in your mortal body, He cultivates faith in your lifestyle. Remember that faith and fear cannot operate in your body and mind at the same time; just as fire and water can't operate at the same place at the same time. Water will overtake the fire.
When you are reborn of His Spirit, you are a new person. From that point on you must learn of Him through the Holy Spirit. Then Jesus said, “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 This is another reason it is so important to be filled with the Holy Spirit. He will guide and teach you, but you first must seek to keep His Word. “If you love Me, obey My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you." John 14:15-17 Loving God means keeping His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3
Those who have peace, the God kind of peace, are those who put their trust and faith completely in His Word. If God says it, it will come to pass. His Word is Truth. If you truly are born by His Spirit and following His instruction, you conduct yourself in a Kingdom lifestyle. In most cases, it becomes a natural part of your behavior and you don't have to think about it. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. 1 John 5:4 It is our faith in the Lord Jesus that causes us to overcome this world, not our faith in our church, pastor, minister or even in ourselves. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by His baptism in water and by shedding His blood on the cross—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with His testimony. So we have these three witnesses—the Spirit, the water, and the blood—and all three agree. Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. And God has testified about His Son. All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believe what God has testified about His Son.
And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. 1 John 5:5-12 Remember, the Lord Jesus was the Word manifested in the flesh. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NKJV
In this world, with social media and so many distractions, it is easy to lose focus. That is why it is vital to stay in God's constitution every day. If you want to know the Lord God's direction for your life, make His Word your lifestyle. Remember this, the Lord God will not force you to live for Him. It is a choice that you must make. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 NKJV You also must choose between faith and fear. He gave you the power of choice. Keep this in mind, it is the devil who causes fear and chaos, so stay focused on His Word. When you are distracted, your strength weakens.
Remember, your faith is your greatest asset in the Kingdom of God.
All NLT except where noted
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