Jesus has given us His peace, yet many things come our way day after day to move us away from it. For example, agitation is a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance. However, Jesus said we do not have to allow ourselves to be troubled, agitated or afraid. We can maintain our peace.

  1. “Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath you” (John 14:27, AMP).
    1. Bequeath means to personally hand down to someone.
      1. We all can have the Lord’s peace. His peace kept Him from being moved by trouble and irritations during his lifetime.
      2. We have a choice; we can refuse to be agitated, troubled, disturbed or afraid (John 14:1, 27, AMP).
    2. Whenever we make a decision based on the Word of God, Satan tries to change our minds by using extreme emotional disturbances.
      1. When we are disturbed and agitated, we become fearful.
      2. Fear opens the door for Satan to operate in our lives.
      3. However, we can stop Satan’s tactics by refusing to allow agitation or trouble to rule over us.
    3. When we become irritated, we walk away from our peace.
      1. We become afraid that our source of peace has failed us.
      2. We must understand that this is a part of the enemy’s plan.
  2. How do we maintain our peace?
    1. We must keep our minds on the Word (Isaiah 26:3-4).
      1. Our peace is found in the Word.
    2. We should trust the Word.
      1. Trust is commitment, and faith is confidence.
      2. Without commitment, confidence doesn’t remain.
      3. Agitation dilutes our trust in God.
    3. We open the door to fear when we lean on our own understanding instead of what the Word says (Proverbs 3:5, AMP).
  3. Agitation can be a sign that our breakthrough is near (Isaiah 54:2-17, AMP).
    1. We can prepare for breakthrough when the enemy starts using agitation against us.
      1. We do not have to be afraid while standing on the Word of God. We will not be put to shame (Isaiah 54:2-4).
      2. God has a covenant of peace with us, and He will not break it. This is our heritage (Isaiah 54:10-17).
      3. No weapon formed against us will work. Every tongue that rises against us, we shall condemn.

Scripture References:

  • John 14:1, 27, AMP
  • Isaiah 26:3-4
  • Proverbs 3:5, AMP
  • Isaiah 54:2-17

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church