comand peace

On Friday I shared with you some insights on peace and I want to continue in that manner today.

I shared with you the phone call I had with the Healing Prayer Call leaders and how they reminded me to remain in peace. One of the men reminded me that we can command peace.

I know you remember the story of Jesus and his disciples in the boat. They were going to the other side. Jesus lay down and went to sleep and while he was sleeping a great storm came. The disciples were afraid and woke Jesus up. Jesus wanted to know where their faith was, Jesus spoke to the storm and commanded peace and there was a great calm, let’s look at this in Mark 4;

On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”

As I pondered on this the following day, I remembered a statement I had heard just days before concerning storms. The man said ‘the storm you sleep through is the one you have authority and dominion over. Jesus slept through this storm.

The disciples were amazed at His authority and how the winds obeyed him. What they didn’t yet realize was that they had the same authority. I know this is true, otherwise Jesus would not have said ‘why are you fearful, how is it that you have no faith?’

We have the same authority Jesus had. We can do the same things Jesus did, the Bible tells us so.

We can speak to every storm in our life and command peace. Command the storm to cease and the winds to cease and that storm must obey us.

When we speak PEACE to a storm that means it must stop making noise, stop blowing, cease talking to us, it has to stop and peace must come.

John 14:27 says; 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.

Jesus, amazingly, left us, imparted to us, the exact same peace he possessed that day on the boat, His peace is in us, His peace is with us. There is no reason to be troubled or afraid…we simply have to do as He did, stay in faith and speak to the storm….command it to be still. Command Peace.

I believe this is a good word today, I hope it has been a blessing to you!