Settled in Peace
“Your level of confidence in your commander in chief will determine your level of peace in every battle.” Walter Bright
To know that The Lord of Host has already won the victory over every battle, every devil and every and temptation you’ll ever encounter should settle you in His peace.
Spiritual warfare can be an intense and prolonged experience. Sometimes that intensity can weight heavily on you and cause you to unnecessarily carry a burden you were never meant to bear.
God did not design spiritual warfare to be waged from a place of chaos, fear or turmoil. If you’re fighting from a place of chaos and uncertainty you’ll first have to conquer that devil before you can effectively deal with whatever else you’re fighting.
It is therefore imperative for you to do battle out of the place of peace. That peace comes through our complete confidence in our commander in chief. If we are settled in our confidence, that confidence will bring us assurance and that assurance will in turn lead to peace as we engage the enemy in the battles of life.
Example: The Daniel experience
The scripture says, “In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks. I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.”
Daniel 10:2-3 ESV
The Lord saw how heavily the battle weighed on Daniel, so He sent an angel to help Daniel settle in peace as he did battle.
“Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.”
Daniel 10:12 ESV
“Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia,”
Daniel 10:12-13 ESV
People who operate in great supernatural power are often saturated by a greater measure of peace.
“When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
2 Kings 6:15-17 ESV
Here’s another example- This time it’s Jesus sleeping in the stern:
“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?””
Mark 4:35-40 NKJV
Dear Heavenly Father, saturate us with Your peace. May our confidence in You – our Commander In Chief bring the reassurance we need to do battle against the enemy. In Jesus Name – Amen!
Today let’s pray together for he Lord to settle us in His peace as we do battle.