I am thankful to say that this was the only thing that I ever took in my life and it was a great lesson to me. Oh, how wonderful it is to be the Lord’s! If we love and serve Him, we can have peace in our souls. We might have many problems and troubles in this life but if we have peace in our heart and are in contact with God, these things can’t take away our peace and we can face life. The Bible says, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” Job 14:1. Troubles will come to us but if we obey God’s Word, we can have peace in our soul and be ready to meet the Lord when He comes in the clouds of glory.
I do pray that all who may read this will take the key, which is the Word of God and through obedience use it to unlock your heart and let that Word fill your heart and life, and you will have peace. Every longing will be satisfied as you continue to obey the Word.
The Keys to Continued Peace
When a person has confessed his sins with godly sorrow, and they are all under the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross, he is “born again” and has become a new creature in Christ Jesus. (II Cor. 5:17). How precious it is to know that “old things are passed away” and “all things are become new!” His wrongs have been made right, as far as possible, and according to his knowledge. Then he needs to walk in this kind of way and life. It takes some watching and praying to keep the peace in the soul that God has given. Only through the power of the Holy Spirit can one continue in contact with God. After a person has fully surrendered himself to the Lord and has the cleansing work of the Holy Spirit in his soul, he is equipped to go forth and fight the devil who goes around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. (1 Pet. 5:8). The devil is no respector of persons. He is more than a match for the child of God but when the child of God seeks grace and help from God, the devil has to flee. He now needs to know how to face the devil, so he can be “more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus.”
We read in James 4:6-8 that first, we need to know that God gives grace or help to the humble. We need to humbly realize our need of God’s help. Then we are to submit ourselves to God, draw close to God and “he will draw nigh to you.” Every step we take toward God, He will take one toward us. After we are in the will of God and have implored His help, we can then, in the name of Jesus, “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” One brother said he talked to the devil just like he did to his dog. He said, “Get out of here!” The devil had to pack his bags and leave.
When a person is saved, one of the first things the devil tells him is that he isn’t saved. This is a famous trick of Satan and it’s sad to say, that he uses it over and over and it has worked on many souls. We need not be “ignorant of his devices.” It’s a pretty sure fact that you are saved or the devil would not bother about you. So don’t let that trouble you, but “resist the devil,” or he will take your peace.