"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." (John 14:27 KJV)
Did you ever think that when Christ was dying on the cross, He made a will? Perhaps you have thought that no one ever remembered you in a will. If you are in the Kingdom, Christ remembered you in His. He willed His body to Joseph of Arimathea, He willed His mother to John, the son of Zebedee, and He willed His spirit back to His Father.
But to His disciples He said, "My peace, I leave that with you; that is My legacy. My joy, I give that to you."
" My joy," think of it! "My peace"â€”not our peace, but His peace!
They say a man can't make a will now that lawyers can't break, and drive a four-in-hand right straight through it. I will challenge them to break Christ's will; let them try it. No judge or jury can set that aside. Christ rose to execute His own will. If He had left us a lot of gold, thieves would have stolen it in the First Century; but He left His peace and His joy for every true Believer, and no power on earth can take it from him who trusts.
Joh 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. Joh 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
The Lord Jesus left us with this promise. He said, "My peace, I give unto you..." He is preparing a place for us in His Father's house-- which is our Father's house. We are joint-heirs with Christ Jesus. The promise that He will come again and receive us unto Himself is so comforting to His Saints. We look for His appearing! The promises of God are true. And no matter what you may be going through today, may you have peace in knowing that the Savior-- the Lord Jesus-- will never leave you, nor forsake you. He gives us His peace. Therefore as Hebrews 12:2 says-- we must look unto the Lord Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith!