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April 12, 2016



John 16:33


These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world





The ultimate reason for Jesus’ revelations about His departure, as far as His immediate disciples were concerned, was that they might experience “peace” in their relationship with Him. Their relationship with “the world” would result in turmoil because of the opposition that would come against them from unbelievers. However, the proof that the “peace” that Jesus would give them would “overcome” the turmoil that the world would create, was Jesus’ victory over “the world” on the cross, through His death.

The tension that the victory of Christ and the opposition of the world pose for the Christian is not one that we can escape in this life. Despite this, it is still possible for us to be more peaceful than distressed, as we appropriate and believe the promise that Jesus has already won the victory.


Memory Verse: Proverbs 16:3

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