“Peace” is EIRENE, “a state of concord, peace or harmony”, and by implication “welfare or a state of well being, including security and prosperity”. Hebrew - SHALOM
As believers we have two main categories of Peace, Positional and Experiential.
A. Positionally the believer is at Peace with God. That is, we have a direct relationship with Him. There is nothing dividing or keeping us apart. Rom 5:1-2; Eph 2:12-18
The peace between God and the believer was achieved by the complete work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, where He broke down the barrier between God and man by paying the penalty for our sins.
1 John 2:2, “And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.”
Rom 5:1, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.”
The “Way of Peace” is always relationship with the integrity of God, (i.e., adjustment to the justice of God.)
1. Salvation adjustment to the justice of God by faith in Christ, thereby freeing God to give us His perfect righteousness, which permits Him to declare us justified.
2. Rebound adjustment to the justice of God by acknowledging your personal sins to God the Father, (1 John 1:9), which permits God to forgive you, and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
3. Maturity adjustment to the justice of God by the daily intake and application of Bible doctrine, which results in spiritual growth to the point of spiritual maturity and blessing from the justice of God.
B. Experientially we have peace by having His Word resident within our souls and by being filled with the Holy Spirit. John 14:25-27; Rom 8:6; 14:17; Phil 4:9.
Rom 8:6, “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.”
Rom 14:17, “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
Phil 4:9, “The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
It also means to consistently apply faith in your prayers, (like 1 John 1:9 and 1 John 5:14-15), and faith in His Word that is resident within our soul. Compare John 16:23 with 33.
1 Cor 14:33, “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”
Rom 15:13, “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing (Faith Rest), so that you will abound in hope (confidence) by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Peace is also a part of our Divine Good production, the Fruit of the Spirit. John 14:27 with 15:1-9; Gal 5:22-23
Gal 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control; against such things there is no law.”
Your prayer life enters you into His peace experientially, by rebounding and turning all your needs, cares and worries over to the Father and faith resting. Phil 4:6-7; 1 John 5:14-15
Phil 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Through adjustment to the justice of God in the mentality of your soul, in all its categories, you will have His peace and will walk in it.
Heb 12:14, “Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.”
2 Peter 3:14, “Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless.”