Topic : Perfect Peace
“You will keep him in perfect peace , whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” –Isaiah 26:3 KJV
Frances Havergal wrote the well-loved hymn, Like a River Glorious. Read the lyrics of this
beautiful hymn and see how her revelation of the ever-cleansing blood of Jesus ushered in the richness of God’s perfect peace into her heart and mind:
“Like a river glorious, is God’s perfect peace,”
“Over all victorious, in its bright increase;”
“Perfect, yet it floweth, fuller every day,”
“Perfect, yet it groweth, deeper all the way.”
“Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest”
“Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest.”
“Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand,”
“Never foe can follow, never traitor stand;”
“Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,”
“Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.”
“Every joy or trial falleth from above,”
“Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love;”
“We may trust Him fully all for us to do;”
“They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.”
Frances’s last words before she went on to be with Jesus were, “It is all perfect peace. I’m only waiting for Jesus to take me in.” What a way to enter into glory—possessing a perfect assurance of salvation , because she knew in her soul that all her sins were forgiven, and that every moment of her life she stood forgiven before God!
My friend, if you’re living life in the valley of despair today, believing that your sins are separating you from intimacy with the Lord and miring you in defeat, I want you to know that because you have put your faith in Christ, you are under the fountain of the ever-cleansing blood of Christ! Every sense of defilement or stain of sin will be washed away from your conscience when you know and believe what Frances discovered.
Because Jesus’ blood continually cleanses you, you cannot bounce in and out of the light of Christ, in and out of being seated in the heavenly places in Christ, in and out of being forgiven, justified, and made righteous, and in and out of fellowship with God. It is not a sometimes-yes- sometimes-no salvation, but a salvation that has secured a yes to all of God’s promises because of the blood of Jesus (see 2 Cor. 1:19–20 )! Today, with all of your heart, beloved, say yes!
Joseph Prince Daily Devotional 14th November 2021 is is from Glorious Grace—100 Daily Readings from Grace Revolution. Find out more about the book here.