9-11-2016 “THE DIVINE EXCHANGE : MY STRESS WITH GOD’S PEACE”! Phil. 4:6-7

This week Bro. Leo continues our study of faith and prayer with the Biblical instruction of exchanging our anxiety with God’s peace.  Today’s message is an introduction to this subject.  Over the next few weeks we will be searching deeper into God’s word on this subject.

In Phil. 4:6-7 and 1Pet.5:7 we are instructed not to be anxious and if we are we need to give that anxiety to God and in exchange He will give us His peace.  In 1Pet.5:7 the word “care” is translated from the Greek word “merimna” which means care that brings disruption to your heart and mind, to be troubled mentally.

John 14:27 tells us there is a difference between the peace of God and the peace of the world.  Worldly peace is circumstantial, when things are going good we are at peace but when they go bad we are anxious.  God’s peace has nothing to do with our circumstances only our relationship with Him.   The word “peace” is translated from the Greek word “eirēnē” which means un-troubled, un-disturbed, absent of strife, sense of well being and inner rest.

The sin of anxiety is actually the sin of lack of trust.  If we believe and trust God and His Word we will not continue in a state of anxiety because we will “cast our cares” to God fully expecting to receive God’s peace in return.

Scriptures used in today’s message:

1Jn 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
1Jn 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
1Jn 5:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Mat 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Joh 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Num 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isa 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

Psa 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Psa 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psa 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psa 37:6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Psa 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

 

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