Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:6, 7
Please read Philippians 4:9first, then back track to our text verses. Ever remember, dear Christian, in order for the God OF peace (with whom you are now justified BY faith) to work in your life, you must follow Philippians 4:9! So as we bow our knees to our heavenly Father, Paul writes, "Be careful for nothing." Don't have a care in the world for anything. Fully 90 of the things we worry about are either over, orwe can't influence them anyway; but God wants 100 worry-free Christians in this dispensation of His grace. We read in Ephesians 1:11 that God "worketh ALL THINGS after the counsel of His own will."
Those who keep trying to resurrect Israel's program and promises would have us believe that if enough prayers (prayer circles/chains) on a specific request go up to God, He just has to do what is asked. Wait. The "ask and receive" promises don't apply to the Body of Christ. God works allthings, in this evil age, according to the counsel of His own will. Glory to God! He, who formed the universe by His spoken Word and started time for us, will handle all transactions because He knows the thoughts and intents of our hearts. We can trust Him completely.
Yet, we are so created, that our hearts must speak to our Creator; and God our Father invites us to speak. "Let your requests come up to Me freely. Then rest:" Let the "peace OF God" rule in your heart knowing that the God of all grace has given us something more than our wants. He gives us what we need and also the peace which passeth understanding. We can then rest in Romans 8:28.
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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