Perfect Peace


Isa.26:1-4 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will Elohim appoint for walls and bulwarks.
Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Trust ye in Yahweh for ever: for in Yah YAHWEH is everlasting strength:

  • Yah promises that we can have perfect peace, and even be kept in a place of perfect peace.
  • In Hebrew, the term perfect peace is actually shalom shalom.
  • This shows how in Hebrew, repetition communicates intensity.
  • It isn’t just shalom; it is shalom shalom, perfect peace.
  • He says to thee, ‘Peace, peace.’ If one assurance is not enough, He will follow it with a second and a third.”
  • Some can have this perfect peace, but it is fleeting and they are never kept there.
  • Others can be kept in peace, but it is not a perfect peace.
  • it is the peace of the wicked.
  • The peace of spiritual sleep and ultimate destruction.
  • But there is a perfect peace that Yahweh will keep us in.
  • Whose mind is stayed on You: This is the place of perfect peace. , and the source of it.
  • When we keep our minds stayed - settled upon, established upon - Yahweh Himself, then we can be kept in this perfect peace.
  • To be kept in this perfect peace, it is a matter of our mind.
  • This isn’t so much a matter of our spirit or of our soul or of our heart.
  • It is a matter of our mind.
  • We are to love the Yahweh our Elohim with all of our mind.

Matt. 22:37 Yahshua said unto him, Thou shalt love Yahweh thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

  • We are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Rom_12:2).
  • We can have the mind of Messiah (1Co_2:16, Php_2:5).
  • We are not to set our mind on earthly things (Php_3:19).
  • But to set our mind on things above (Col_3:2).
  • Where we set our mind is essential in our walk before Yahweh.
  • To be kept in this perfect peace, our mind must be stayed.
  • The Hebrew word sawmak comes from the root “to prop,” and has the idea “to lean upon or take hold of . . . bear up, establish, uphold, lay, lean, lie hard, put, rest self, set self, stand fast, stay (self), sustain.” (Strong’s Dictionary) In other places the same word is translated sustained
  • So, what sustains your mind?
  • What do you lay your mind upon?
  • What upholds your mind?
  • What does your mind stand fast upon?
  • What is your mind established upon?
  • What does your mind lean upon?
  • To have this perfect peace, your mind cannot occasionally come to Yahweh; it has to be stayed on Him.
  • To be kept in this perfect peace, our mind must be stayed on Yahweh.
  • If our mind is stayed on ourselves, or our problems, or the problem people in our lives, or on anything else, we can’t have this perfect peace.
  • This is the heart that stays with the Apostle Paul, that I may know Him (Php_3:10).

Phil. 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

  • Satan loves to get our minds on anything except Yahweh!
  • Almost always, you keep your mind stayed on whatever you are trusting.
  • When we trust Yahweh, we keep our mind stayed on Him.

Prov. 3:5 Trust in Yahweh with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

  • To be sustained by Yahweh is to trust Him.
  • To be established by Yahweh is to trust Him.
  • To be upheld by Yahweh is to trust Him.
  • The battle for trust in our lives begins in our minds.
  • If we trust Yahweh, it will show in our actions, but it will begin in our mind.
  • Trust in Yahweh forever: Because of the promise of Isa_26:3, we are exhorted to trust in Yahweh forever - and therefore to receive the blessing of the promise, perfect peace!
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