I Give You My Peace
The Bible says “Ask and you shall receive.” I’ve been asking and God’s been giving me some interesting revelation lately. A few nights ago I had a dream featuring a man who was filled with peace. He happened to be around people who didn’t have much peace. In the dream, the emotions of people were symbolized by boards covered with fabric.
The peace-filled man was able to give others the peace that he had. When he wanted to do this, he pulled out a spray can and sprayed over the fabric of someone’s emotional board. I don’t know what was in the spray can, but it neutralized their fear, anxiety, etc. Then he cut a piece of fabric from his own emotional board and pasted it on the board of the other person and in doing so—he gave them his peace.
Interesting concept, wouldn’t you agree?
One of the ramifications of seeing Jesus as a flesh and blood role model (and not merely as our savior) is that we must eventually get around to doing the things he did. We must live the way He lived. It’s the practical side of being his disciple.
Jesus said to his disciples, “I give you my peace.”
He transferred His own peace to those who didn’t have it. And we must learn how to do this. In addition to casting out demons, healing the sick, raising the dead, working miracles, and proclaiming the kingdom, we ought to learn how to give people the peace that we have—to transfer the peace of God to those who are filled with fear, anxiety and worry.
Of course, a prerequisite is having that peace in the first place. We can’t give to others what we don’t have. So if you’re lacking the peace of God, you might ask Him to give you His peace. Which brings us back to the beginning of the article. Ask and you shall receive.
Silver and gold have I not but what I have, I give you….. Peace could be interpreted as what is given at times. ?
I was particularly struck by two aspects of your dream: the two step process of giving his peace that the peace-filled man performed and this characteristic of materiality that peace seems to have.
The first aspect reminded me that, besides saying “I give you my peace”, Jesus also said “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”. The spray the peace-filled man used first seems to accomplish exactly this requirement. And it suggest sequential actions, as if in order for the peace fabric to stick to the board when pasted, the particles of anxiety and fear have to be removed first from the initial fabric. But see, anxiety and fear do not have the same characteristics that the peace of God has, they seem to be volatile and easy to remove, as if they were sprinkled there from outside – they are not inherent in our emotions. So, we are not anxious and fearful people. In the essence, God’s peace truly characterizes our emotions, but the enemy perverted the fabric of our emotions to fool us to believe that we are the way he wants us to be. Praise the Lord for the revelation of this truth!!!
This ‘Spray-painted’ Such a beautiful portrait -vision in my ‘sight’ so powerful ! Wearing
Peace Graffiti Kindly,KK
I enjoy all your posts, but something about this one really struck me. I had never thought about the idea of myself (or anyone else) distributing “peace.” This was very concrete and compelling. Thanks.
Peace is the subject of all the messages from God I have been receving in the last 2 months. confirmation!
It’s always so encouraging to hear others’ messages from Abba, it’s confirmation that He’s teaching us all the message that we need to hear. “My Peace I leave with you” is resonating across the land of His Kingdom, our hearts minds and souls…also, DANCE before the Lord (like David did!) when thoughts begin to turn us away from Him. Praise and Peace are paramount right now, thank you for sharing!