These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33, KJV)
If you are living in the earth today, which I am sure you are, then you can quickly perceive the value of the words spoken by Jesus above. The social and spiritual temperature of the earth is rapidly rising. The earth is like a bot of boiling water waiting to spill. The problems are multiplying, and fears are gripping the hearts of people. Jesus says, “be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”! These are words of gold in these days.
There are things that Jesus spoke to His disciples, which were not entirely directed to His disciples but for us in generations to come, especially the generation of the end times. The words above, without question, mean more to us now than they did to the disciples who first heard time. And if Jesus does not come in our generation, those words will mean even more to our children because the problems they will deal with will be multiple of what we are dealing with.
Jesus says there will be trouble in the world, but He has spoken to us so that we might have His peace. Let the peace of God rule in your heart. Your life is in safe hands. The earth is heating up, but even if it sublimes and evaporates, your life is safe in Christ. The future of the world is dark, really dark, and that cannot be changed. The only hope for the people of the world is to come out of the world into Christ. Your future in Christ, however, is so bright that you should rather be excited to be living in these days because when sin increases, grace multiplies even more. That means you will experience God in ways that no prior generation has ever experienced Him. Be strong. Be courageous; our Savior has overcome the world already!
What does Jesus mean when He says, “I have overcome the world?”
APPLY THE WORD
God wants you to live in peace in the midst of the chaos of the world. As the world is frightened about wars and rumors of wars, social crises, financial uncertainties, etc, Jesus says, “be of good cheer”. Be still and know He is still God, and He has overcome the world for you!
Ask the Lord to give you the ability to maintain your peace in the midst of the multiple troubles going on in the world right now.