P – E – A – C – E

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It is possible for us to ‘lose’ our peace, even after being saved, like if we get angry or afraid. When this happens, it is primarily our fault, if we are supposed to be accountable to ourselves, though other people can play a role in it. When Jesus said that He gives us His peace, He covered us in these regards. So that if we lose our peace, we may still have His peace, and also use His peace to help get our own back.

Peace is not tranquility, it is not serenity, and it is not being calm. It is actually the desire of joy having been accomplished, just as joy is the desire of love having been accomplished. Tranquility is temporal, and serenity actually involves what is around us more than what is inside of us. Tranquility is temporal, because it is like a drug that is injected into us, hence the meaning of the suffix ‘quil,’ just like a porchipine’s quils. Serenity has to do with a peaceful atmosphere. Not that tranquility or serenity are bad things, they just aren’t the fullness of what peace is.

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My face looks like how some people’s mind may be thinking as they are reading this Babbling Blog!!!!!! But this isn’t really confusing, it’s just kind of technical!!…… LOL

In looking at the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, and peace are as love, faith, and hope. Showing a simlarity between peace and hope. The first three fruits of the Spirit are actually nouns, while the next three deal with what you get when the first three are accomplished. Together, love, joy, and peace can all be found in the spirit, while patience, kindness, and goodness may be found in the soul; leaving faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control to be found in the body.

{spirit: love, joy, peace soul: patience, kindness, goodness, body: faithfulness, gentleness, self-control}

The last three fruits of the Spirit have to do with how to come into possessing the first six, in preceding order. This is true just as what Paul was talking about in Romans 7 about knowing how to perform what is good is all about the body, just as he said that sin was in his flesh, and that it was no longer him who was sinning, but sin itself. And thus is it also true that the soul enters in, as we wholly walk in the Spirit, and not in the flesh, just as we may still sin, but through faith our insides aren’t sinning, our outsides are.

If the last three fruits of the Spirit deal with the body, and if peace also deals with the body (love, joy, peace; spirit, soul, body; love, faith, hope- showing how peace, the body, and hope are connected), then peace is also how to come into possessing love and joy.

Goodness then helps us keep our peace, as goodness can show us how to possess patience and kindness, just as goodness also deals with how to possess the preceding fruits of the Spirit, as goodness has to do with the body and hope.

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