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B-1-4. “The Giver of Peace” – Part 1 – Session 11 – Continuing on with excerpts from John MacArthur’s “The Gift of Peace” teaching, under the subtopic of “The Giver of Peace,” because to fully be able to live without worry, anxiousness, not let our hearts be troubled, etc., we need to FULLY understand what Jesus and His peace HAS done for us!! We CANNOT FULLY TRUST God, unless we REALLY KNOW Him – NOT with head knowledge but by allowing our spirit man to connect with Holy Spirit, so He can reveal God to us!! But first things first, if you have not accepted Jesus as YOUR personal Lord and Savior, you cannot know God anyway! Therefore, I want to give you another opportunity, to give YOUR life to God, by accepting His Son Jesus, the One who reconciled us back to God, as YOUR personal Lord and Savior, right here, right now (click here to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior).
This is what John MacArthur said about, “The Giver of Peace”: “The Holy Spirit is the Giver of this peace, and He dispenses it as a gift. Galatians 5:22 says one aspect of the fruit of the Spirit is peace. You might ask, if it was Christ's peace, why is the Holy Spirit giving it? The answer is in John 16:14, which says, "He will glorify Me; for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you." The Holy Spirit's ministry is to take the things of Christ and give them us.”
There is one more section of John MacArthur’s teaching, “The Gift of Peace,” that I want to include in this teaching, but first, let’s look at the words Jesus spoke to His disciples, in John 14:1,27. This is what Jesus said in John 14:1; He was encouraging His disciple’s hearts but He is also encouraging our hearts today. “Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe[confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me.”
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks