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The devil will do his best to steal your peace. Your peace is big trouble to the devil because Romans 8:6 says: "For to be carnally minded is death: but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

What is carnal-mindedness? The word carnal means "fleshly," therefore, to be carnally minded means to be fleshly minded, to be world system-minded, to be void-of-the-Word-minded. And the Bible says to be carnally minded is death. Death is separation from God. So Paul is saying here that to have a mind void of God's Word is to be separated from God. To have a mind of flesh is to be separated from God.

You have no communion with God when you have a mind of the flesh. Carnality, the Bible says, is enmity against God (Romans 8:7). You are dead and separated from the things of God when you are carnally minded. Jesus said: "The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."

(John 6:63) To be spiritually minded is to be Word-minded. And to be spiritually minded is life and peace. A mind that is not affected by the Word is a mind that does not have peace.

"Okay," you say, "but what do I do when I don't have peace?"

Do what the Bible says to do—seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34:14), that is, pursue the Word. Whenever you lack peace, stop what you're doing right then and get in the Word.

Don't pace around the room wringing your hands and moaning, "Oh, Jesus, give me peace," because all He can say is, "I've already given it to you." No, no. Seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it in the Word.

Open your Bible; read it; meditate on it; focus in on it. Peace is in the Word of God. If you're looking for peace anywhere except in the Word, you're looking for it in all the wrong places.

So why is the devil after your peace? The Bible says Satan comes immediately "to take away the Word that has been sown in your heart." (Mark 4:15) But Jesus keeps telling us to let not our hearts be troubled, to hold on to our peace.

Now let me tell you why peace is trouble to the devil. Peace is our security guard. The devil wants to take the Word out of us, but he cannot take the Word from us as long as we refuse to let go of it.

Source: How To Trouble Your Trouble by Creflo A. Dollar, Jr.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Creflo A. Dollar
Web site: World Changers Church International
Creflo Dollar is a founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI). He's a world-renowned Bible teacher, sought-after conference speaker, and bestselling author with hundreds of books, CDs, and DVDs in distribution worldwide. Recognized for his cutting-edge revelation and humorous, pragmatic approach, he enables thousands to experience grace, restoration, healing, and financial breakthrough by applying simple, biblical principles to their lives. He is the author of such game-changing books as "The Radical Life of Grace" and "Why I Hate Religion", and his award-winning Changing Your World television broadcast reaches nearly 1 billion homes. His ministry includes an app available on mobile devices and smart TV's, a dedicated YouTube channel, and the Changing Your World Network, a 24-hour online channel. A thriving social media presence has allowed him to connect with World Changers worldwide.

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