Joyce Meyer - How Can I Have God's Peace?
An inheritance is something that's given to you, something someone else has earned that is given to you as a gift. And Paul said, "I pray that you would have revelation about the inheritance that is yours in Christ". And then he went on to pray in verse 19 that they would also know the power that was available to them, to them and for them through Christ. So, one of the things, one of the many wonderful things that are part of our inheritance is peace.
I spent way too many years of my life miserable, I spent many years of my life as a christian miserable because I did not know how to access the peace that was mine through Christ . I can tell you tonight that you never again have to pray for peace. Stop praying for things that you already have, and start asking God to give you revelation about what's yours in Him, and to teach you how to walk in the Spirit and be in the Spirit so what is in your spirit can be useable to you in your everyday life.
How many of you believe that, you believe that? All right now, here's a little piece of wisdom. If God is in you, then everything that's in Him is in you. Everything that He has, you have. It's given to you as a gift from Him and intended for you to use. He is the Prince of Peace. He is the King of Righteousness. He certainly was joyful.
The Kingdom of God is not things. It's righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. I don't think you can have peace until you know who you are in Christ . And I don't think you can have joy until you have peace. I believe in Romans 14:17, when it says, "The Kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy," I think it actually comes in that order. And I'll tell you, it is wonderful when you can enjoy peace every single day of your life.
Isaiah 54:17, let's take a look at this wonderful scripture that you all recognize. "But no weapon that's formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong". Amplified Bible amplifies the Greek and says, "This peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition is the heritage of the servants of the Lord".
Part of your inheritance is peace; righteousness, which is right standing with God; security, you don't have to lack confidence. You can be secure, and know who you are in Christ , and be bold and strong, and not live in fear, and triumph over all opposition. It's part of your heritage from God.