JOHN: 14:27; “Peace I leave with you; my peace, I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” Here Jesus is telling his apostles that he is leaving them in peace, but he is also telling them that he is giving them a special peace his peace the peace of God. Jesus is telling them further, that with this peace there is no way that they will feel troubled or afraid, but will feel a tranquility they have never felt.
There is a certain peace and tranquility one feels at the end of a job well done. There is a certain peace one feels at the end of the day when one finally is able to relax after all of the turmoils one had to face during the day. But that kind of peace is fleeting and only lasts for a temporary period. But, there is a truly special peace one can attain when life is so hectic and filled with turmoil and you don’t know what to do or which way to turn, when you turn to God and offer it up to Him completely asking God to deal with it all because you can’t. Suddenly in your despair you are filled with a special peace, and then slowly everything seems to become more clear and fall into place and the impossible becomes possible and there is an end to that once dark tunnel and a bright light illuminating it. This is “Jesus Peace” working within you through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Many times throughout the 4 Gospels Jesus tells his apostles that he must be sacrificed, die, and will be resurrected but each time he tries, either they do not hear what he is saying or the cannot understand him and even though Jesus maybe uses a parable to emphasise what he is trying to tell them, but still they can’t get it and Jesus even gets frustrated with them for not understanding.
Finally, one day he is talking with his apostles and he is able to get through to them.
JOHN: 16: 25-31;
25″Though I have been speaking figuratively,
a time is coming
when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father.26In that day you will ask in my name.
I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.27No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me
and have believed that I came from God.
28I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”
29 Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech.
30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe
that you came from God.”
31″You believe at last!”Jesus answered.”
Because Jesus had finally put their minds at peace, the apostles were finally able to comprehend the things that Jesus was saying to them. A further lesson is taught here to the apostles as Jesus explains that there will come a time that you will ask something in my name, but I will not have to intercede on your behalf, God the Father will simply grant it because you have loved me and have believed in me.
This is something that many Christians can sincerely attest to, and offer as truth. As a Christian, if you ask something in the name of Jesus, so long as it falls under the teachings of Jesus, without Jesus having to ask the Father on our behalf, God our Father will simply grant it to us, but be very careful what you ask for because you may get more than you asked for that might cause you difficulty or hardship.