Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Daily Devotional February 22 - Is Jesus Your Peace?

"For He is our peace, who hath made both one, (the chosen people of Israel and the gentiles) and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;" Ephesians 2:14

Is Jesus your peace?
Answer these questions and you will have your answer.

  • Do you know Jesus in the way that you look to him in more than formal or corporate prayer?
  • Do you count on Jesus having a role in your everyday affairs?
  • Have you set your goals around Jesus having a say in your direction?
  • Do you look to Jesus for your sustenance?
  • Do you talk to Jesus and listen carefully for a response?
  • Do you follow Jesus in the way you interact with others?
  • Do you have a daily interest in the things of God?
  • Do you have joy in your heart because you have come to trust Jesus in even your worst circumstances and situations?
  • Do you wake up knowing that Jesus is in control and Jesus is totally committed to meeting your needs for the day as well as helping you fulfill the desires of your heart?
  • Do you believe every Word from your Bible?
  • Do you even want Jesus to be your peace?

I know many Christians who like their Church situation, but have no interest in Jesus being any more than a figure head. One thing about God that never changes; He will take you as you are, in your current condition,with all of your hang-ups, indiscretions and even the un-repented sins that you still hold on to and operate in (the ones that nobody knows about), and offer you His peace today. God does not live in the past and neither will He hold your past to your account if you simply look to Jesus and call on His name and ask Him to take you as you are and give you His peace.

All of the changes that get made to make you more like Christ will come in time. Jesus will walk you through the process at a speed conducive to your nature and He will change you from the inside out by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. And Jesus will become your peace. It is here, at this place in time, where Jesus wants you to become like Him. Even if there were only one more day ahead of you and 80 years behind you; one day with Jesus as your peace accounts for more than a lifetime without.



    If religious leaders do not understand God's requirements for salvation, then why would anyone think that they would not teach false doctrines?

    Example: Joyce Meyer
    Joyce Meyer Ministries
    August 4, 2014 ·
    Prayer for salvation: If you need Jesus and want a personal relationship with Him, pray this very simple prayer out loud: "Father God, I love you. I believe in you. I need you. I'm sorry for my sins. Sorry about the way I've lived. Sorry for shutting You out. I want You in my life. I surrender. I yield. I receive Jesus as my Savior and my Lord. I believe He died for me. He rose from the dead. He's alive today. Come into me. Take me just the way I am. Now make me everything You want me to be. I believe I'm saved. I'm on my way to heaven, and I'm going to enjoy the trip. Amen."

    The Joyce Meyer plan of salvation is not God's plan of salvation.

    God's plan of salvation: Faith---John 3:16, Galatians 3:26---Confession---Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:34-38---Repentance---Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19, --Water Immersion--- Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, Acts 22:16, Galatians 3:27, Ephesians 5:24-27, Colossians 2:8-13, Romans 6:3-7, 1 Peter 3:20-21,

    Joyce Meyer Quote
    “During that time He entered hell, where you and I deserved to go (legally) because of our sin. He paid the price there … no plan was too extreme … Jesus paid on the cross and in hell”

    Joyce Meyer believes Jesus dying on the cross was not sufficient for man's atonement. She believes Jesus went to hell for three days to be punished for the sins on mankind. [NOTE: For more information, google search, Joyce Meyer false teacher.]

    Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross. He was not punished three days in hell for the sins of mankind.

    1 Peter 2:21-24.....24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sin, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed. (NKJV)

    It should not surprise anyone that a person who teaches an erroneous doctrine of salvation would teach other doctrines that are false.

    Is it a result of wisdom to look for spiritual guidance from those who do not teach God's terms of salvation?

    Which is the most egregious false doctrine?

    1. Saying, Jesus had to be punished in hell three days so the sins of mankind could be forgiven.

    2. Saying, faith in Jesus is not essential for salvation.

    3. Saying, confessing Jesus as Lord and Christ is not essential for salvation.

    4. Saying, repentance is not essential for salvation.

    5 Saying, water baptism is not essential for salvation.

    Where do you look for God's truth? If it is not the Bible, then you are looking in all the wrong places.

    Arrogance and pride stand in the way of God's truth.


    1. I'm not sure how Joyce Meyer is quoted here, but I am reluctant to throw someone under the bus because of misunderstood doctrine or misspoken words of encouragement. Who among us knows all and has all the right words and always says all the right things?

      I'm not saying that we should not get to know God better and that we should not attempt to speak the truth on any and all issues that we can, but it seems to me to be judgmental to bash others because of their word delivery. I expect no one to meet the stringent criteria of only saying Biblical canon, or somehow always being perfectly right. There is something wrong with always being right.