Peace with God.

 heart 192180   Peace of mind and heart.

Many people are afraid that God is angry at them and that He punishes. Yes, this statement can be true, but only till the moment you accept His Son as the only substitute for all your wrongdoings and let Him dwell in and through you. The truth is that each and every person is forgiven and justified by faith alone apart from the works of the law (Romans 3:28). For it is by God's grace people have been saved, through faith - and this is not by/ from any of human's effort, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast (Ephesians 2:8).

All people are sinners and are not able to earn anything on their own because of their evil hearts, even when they count themselves good. All who believe that they can earn forgiveness of sins by their own deeds will be judged by their works. But all who believe in the Words of eternal God are justified freely by God's grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus (Romans 3:23-24).

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God" Romans 5:1-2.

Those who know that they have no any hope on their own strenght to earn forgiveness and God's acceptance apart from Jesus, and have accepted Him as their only Lord and Saviour, the only substitute for their sins, all those are redeemed, forgiven, justified and declared righteous through faith. All their sins are forgiven and the war with God is over. They have great peace even in the world which is full of troubles and violence.

It was God's purpose from the beginning to reconcile all world to Himself through Jesus. God made peace between Himself and humankind through Jesus blood shed on the cross.

"Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from any accusation" Colossians 1:20-22.

Sinful, wicked person cannot come into the presence of a Holy God. Works can not save anybody nor make holy. And that is only through Jesus who took all our sins upon Himself and died instead of us, we can approach God with freedom and confidence (Hebrews 4:16; Ephesians 3:12). Only through the blood of Jesus we can have peace in this world with God and ourselves. Without Him we are in constant war where comes out all kinds of depression, violence, and suffering. People have no peace with their past nor present and future. Souls and minds are in constant anxiety about everything, even they are engaged in countless religious activities.

Only God can give peace and peace can have only those whose sins are forgiven. Only God can forgive sins, and they are forgiven to all who come to Jesus (Mark 2:7). He is gracious God and He is God of peace (Philippians 4:9; Hebrews 13:20).

God is gracious and He gives grace and peace to all who believe. To all who believe He gives His righteousness (to be right and holy in God's eyes) through their faith in His Son's finished work on the cross. Without grace there is no peace and no one can be justified by works (Romans 3:20).

"Through Jesus everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses" (Acts 13:39).

Religion fail to understand that

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace, that He lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment - to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession - to the praise of His glory (Ephesians 1:7-14).

And I am repeating again and again that

"all people who believe are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:24,15:33).

We now have peace with God and because of that, the peace, love and joy is in our hearts through Jesus Christ. Whoever you are, if you have the Son of God, you have peace. Believe not in the 'god of this age' who mess up with your mind. Believe in the only and one true living God and enjoy your life under His full protection. Live by the Spirit which now dwels in you. No matter what you do, God is not angry at you anymore.

The God of peace be with you all! Amen.