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Holy Spirit and peace (2)

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The Holy Spirit brings a sense of well-being, contentment and wholeness to believers whatever their outward circumstances. Peace is therefore an indication of the Holy Spirit’s presence.


Peace is part of the nature of the Holy Spirit

The Spirit is likened to a dove, the symbol of peace

Matthew 3:16 KJV 1900
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

As part of the Godhead the Spirit is the God of peace

See also Php 4:9; 1 Th 5:23; Heb 13:20

Peace is a resource that the Holy Spirit gives to believers

Romans 14:17 KJV 1900
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
See also Jn 14:15–19 The Greek word “parakletos” means “one called alongside”, hence “comforter” or “advocate”; Ro 15:13

The fruit of the Spirit includes peace

Galatians 5:22–25 KJV 1900
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
See also Ro 8:6

The Holy Spirit brings peace to God’s people concerning their circumstances

He changes situations to bring peace

Isaiah 32:14–18 KJV 1900
Because the palaces shall be forsaken; The multitude of the city shall be left; The forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, A joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, And the wilderness be a fruitful field, And the fruitful field be counted for a forest. Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, And righteousness remain in the fruitful field. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; And the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, And in sure dwellings, And in quiet resting places;
See also Is 63:14; Ac 9:31

He brings peace of mind to those facing difficult situations

Philippians 1:19 KJV 1900
For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
See also Hag 2:5; Jn 16:5–21; Jn 20:21–22

The Holy Spirit brings peaceful relationships

Between believers

Ephesians 4:3 KJV 1900
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Between believers and God the Father

Romans 8:1–2 KJV 1900
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
See also Ro 8:11; Ro 8:14–17 The result of the Spirit’s work is contrasted with fear, the opposite of peace.
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