3215 Holy Spirit, and peace

3215 Holy Spirit, and peace

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 Mt 3:16 pp Mk 1:10 pp Lk 3:22 pp Jn 1:32

As part of the Godhead the Spirit is the God of peace See also Php 4:9; 1Th 5:23; Heb 13:20

Peace is a resource that the Holy Spirit gives to believers

Ro 14:17 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

Gal 5:22-25 See also Ro 8:6

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

He changes situations to bring peace Isa 32:14-18 See also Isa 63:14; Ac 9:31

He brings peace of mind to those facing difficult situations Php 1:19 See also Hag 2:5; Jn 16:5-21; Jn 20:21-22

The Holy Spirit brings peaceful relationships

Between believers Eph 4:3

Between believers and God the Father Ro 8:1-2 See also Ro 8:11,14-17 The result of the Spirit’s work is contrasted with fear, the opposite of peace.

See also

1110God, present everywhere
2424gospel, promises
3035Holy Spirit, presence of
3120Holy Spirit, descriptions
3130Holy Spirit, Counsellor
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
3269Holy Spirit in Christ
5058rest, spiritual
6700peace

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