Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Peace is in categories.
Category 1; no peace, absence of peace
Category 2; ordinary peace
Category 3: Great Peace
Category 4: All round peace
Category 5: Peace like a river
Category 6: Peace of God that passes all understanding
Hebrews 13:20, Our God is a God of peace. Our Lord, Jesus Christ is called the prince of peace, Isaiah 9:6 John 14:27. You can have everything but if you don’t have the prince of peace, you won’t know the meaning of peace. When you give your life to Jesus Christ that is when the peace set in into your life.
There is what we call Great peace, Psalm 119:165. Great peace are for those who love the Lord. Isaiah 54:13, Genesis 18:17-19. The kind of peace that Isaac has is in Genesis 22:1-18. Isaac knows that his father needs something for the sacrifice. Even when his father laid him to be sacrificed, he has total and great peace, even as he knows that he can outrun his father because his father was old, he was calm because he has great peace.
Multiplied peace; Daniel 4:1, Daniel 6:25, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Peter 1:2. If you already have peace, I pray today that your peace be multiplied. Amen. Whatever may be be the level of your peace may it be multiplied. Amen
All round peace, Exodus 15:26,
– Peace material, psalm 92:12-15, Philippians 4:19,
– Peace spiritual, Mark 5:2-20, 1 Kings 4:24 (Solomon had peace all round), 1 Chronicles 22:9. When you talk about all round peace, look for somebody called Solomon, He was the richest, God loved him.
There is a peace that is like a river, Isaiah 48:18, 66:12-13 ( the type of peace that a baby has), that’s the kind of peace Paul and Silas has when they were thrown into the prison, Acts 16:16-34 . why do you have this kind of peace, because God has spoken to you, Act 16:9-10. It is good to hear from God. That ear that can hear God, the Almighty will give it to you. Amen because once you can hear God, the Almighty God will give you peace not minding what is happening around you. When you hear from God you can enjoy the kind of peace that is like a river.
There is what is called the peace of God that passes all understanding. This kind of peace, you cannot explain. Usually this peace is based on past experiences, Acts 12:5-11, 5:17-25, Revelation 3:7-8. If you had experience this God and has taken you through storms before, you can have peace that passes all understanding. How did I have peace that passes all understanding? He has done it before, He will do it again.
In conclusion: Isaiah 48:22, God said it loud and clear, there is no peace for the wicked, if you are not one of His children and you are praying for peace, He already said it, there is no peace for the wicked, moreover if you are here and want to give your life to Christ, He will give you peace, Mathew 11:28-30, taste that the Lord is good, surrender your life now to Jesus Christ to enjoy all these peace.