The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11.
Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble. Psalm 119:165.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
My peace I give you, My peace I leave you, not as the world gives do I give you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, do not let them be afraid. The peace I freely give to you is a deep abiding peace that has nothing to do with you circumstances, but it actually changes and takes dominion over your circumstances, if you will walk in it and refuse to be moved out of it.
My peace is tangible. You will feel it and rest in it. And I created you to live in My peace. I created you at the end of the sixth day and together we entered the Shabbat—rest. Peace is a rest I created man when all work was done, everything I made was in place for you and all you needed to be fruitful and replenish the earth was there.
My peace surpasses understanding. Anxiety is not a condition but a choice. I tell you to be anxious for nothing. I do not tell you to do something that I do not equip you to be able to do.
My peace protects you. It is a hedge around you that the devil cannot penetrate. It is also the platform of your witness. My armor has the footgear of the Gospel of Peace. You walk in peace. Your ministry of reconciliation is to spread My peace wherever you go. Speak it over others and their dwelling places. My Son told the disciples to do so whenever they entered a house.
You receive and take My peace by first coming under the Lordship of Christ. He is the prince of peace and His dominion is vast and peaceful. The more His government rules in your life, the more peace you will have. He is your good Shepherd who leads you beside waters of peace and restores your soul.
You have peace when you put your faith in My Word and put it first place in your life. When you know I am your Healer, you have peace to be healed—fully persuaded that what I say I will do in your life. Then there is no fear in your life, only peace. You rest in My promises which are many.
And you take My peace by prayer. Cast your cares on Me because I care for you. Prayer should start with thanksgiving that I am taking care of everything in your life. Faith-filled prayer brings peace. Pray through your problem. You know you have when you have peace.
Have a God-mindset. Be aware that I am with you and in you. Be aware that I never leave you or forsake you. Be careful what you listen to and watch. Some things will pull you out of peace. The mind set on the flesh brings worry, fear, and death. The mind set on the spirit brings life and peace. Walk in the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is peace.
Worship and praise, in Jesus I give you the anointing of joy and the garment of praise for the spirit of darkness (heaviness, depression, anxiety). Praise is like a garment. You have to put it on. Let the high praises be in your mouth and a two-edged sword in your hand (death and life are in the hand of your tongue). If you feel a spirit of heaviness, it is time you put on the garment of praise. I will come down and rest on your praises.
Submit to the Word and you will have peace.
Adam came out from My peace into a life of fear, toil and sweat (anxiety). He chose it by coming out from submission to My Word—abiding in My Word. Both he and Eve doubted My Word and lost their peace and its protection. It was no longer there to guard their hearts and minds and give them direction. They lost their peace.
I tried to bring My people back in to rest in My peace with Me. It was the Blessing of Abraham that makes rich and I add no sorrow (toil) with it. Isaac walked in that peace and so did Jacob’s son Joseph. You may think you cannot have peace in your circumstances but have you been sold into slave traffic, put to hard labor, falsely accused and imprisoned, seemingly forgotten there and then brought out into the limelight with the burden of having to interpret the ruler’s dream? And then be put in charge of the nation to keep it from dying in a seven year famine when you had no training in government? And yet you will note from the Bible that Joseph was never anxious or worried. He knew I was with him to prosper him. I had given him a dream and he never let it go. He got into trouble with Potiphar’s wife by obeying Me.
There is great peace in obeying My Word, for My Word is pure, sweet and good. Adam never had fear until he disobeyed My Word and it was not because I got after him about it. He stepped out from under the goodness of My Word and immediately went into fear and hid. I was still trying to spend the cool part of the day fellowshipping with him but he and Eve ran from Me and hid.
It was the same with the Israelites I redeemed out of slavery in Egypt. I promised good to them. I promised them a beautiful land of rest filled with good things, even to give them big houses filled with all good things that they did not build or fill—just freely given to them. But they refused to enter My rest by their lack of faith (their unbelief) that I would perform My Word for them. They doubted My promises and doubted My goodness. It was a great loss for them and they spent years that they could have been enjoying the peace of My rest in toilsome sorrow. Just read Psalm 90, it sets it out for you very well. Moses saw it and he wrote it for you as a warning lest you fall short of entering My rest, that is, the place of peace that passes all understanding that guards your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Jesus came to bring you back the peace that Adam lost. He is your peace. Being in Christ is being in peace. He made peace through the Blood of His Cross and I was in Christ reconciling the world to Myself, to bring you back into My rest. Jesus died to prepare that place for you in the Holy of Holies so that after His resurrection He could draw you back with Himself deep into the peace of My bosom. He came forth spoken from deep within Me, deep in My bosom, as My Word made flesh. When you were created by Me you came forth from within Me also in My image and likeness.
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. Philippians 4:6-7.
You would well to do this.
I love you, and I have given you My peace. Put it into operation in your life and those around you.