The Lord Jesus Christ spoke these words in light of the persecutions that he knew his disciples would face when he returned to his Father.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
In the world you will have tribulation, but remember to be of good cheer because I have overcome the world (John 16:33) and its persecutions, and even though I am going to depart soon, I have just the right thing to sustain you: My peace.
The peace that the world doesn't have and the world cannot give. The peace that surpasses man’s understanding. There are no words to describe it. It’s indescribable! But when it comes upon you, you will feel as if God walked into the room and it will cause you to fall on your knees and bow in worship and adoration unto your God. It will cause you to throw your hands up in surrender and open up your mouth and repeatedly say, “God you’re awesome!” because it will give you strength and encouragement for the journey.
It will remove your fears and worries, and no longer will your heart be troubled, and your knees be wearied because it will turn your eyes from the persecutions and the oppositions to Me—The place where your help comes from—and you will surely know that I am with you as I promised. For I will never leave you nor forsake you; but be with you even unto the end of time. For the peace that I give: MY PEACE, will make you feel as if I were present with you and will give you joy unspeakable and full of glory!
Remember, no weapon formed against you will prosper! You have a work to do for me, and you must not stop until you have finished the course, like I finished mine. Don’t get offended and quit because of persecutions (Matt 13:21). Realize that the more persecutions abound the more my consolations abound. The more persecutions increase the more my grace increases. My PEACE will sustain you because it is not ordinary peace or peace you decide to have; but SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH, joy, and comfort that comes from the Father! Don’t walk away from your commission even if you feel that you are being pressed beyond measure because I have conquered the world, and I am with you always!
2 Corinthians 1:3,4
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you!
Evangelist K. Michael