“For I know the plans that I have purposed for you,” declares the LORD, “plans for SHALOM (peace, prosperity, welfare, wholeness, good health, good relationships) and not for evil to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and I will restore your freedom and fortunes.” Jeremiah 29:11-14.
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace (SHALOM), who made both into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall. Ephesians 2:13-14.
So that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace (SHALOM), and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace (SHALOM) to you who were far away, and peace (SHALOM) to those who were near; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. Ephesians 2:15-18.
So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “SHALOM to you.” And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. John 20:19-20.
Today your LORD () God says:
I blessed man from the start, BLESSING was My first Word to you. And the BLESSING is SHALOM. Nothing missing, nothing broken and no one alone. It is love manifested in one perfect word: SHALOM. And Jesus is YOUR SHALOM. Ephesians 2:13-14. Everything between us is right. You have My righteousness through the sacrifice of Jesus and you have My Kingdom through the Cross. There is no division, no barrier, between you and Me, between you and THE BLESSING, between you and the floods of goodness and grace from My heart to yours by the gift of My Holy Spirit.
The Cross changed everything. Look upon that sign from the other side today and you will know you are forgiven, you will know your sin is gone, you will know We are united forever and no one can separate you from My love as manifested in Christ Jesus your Lord, and you will know that nothing is wrong. All is well. Shalom.
From the beginning and before, I knew the plans I purposed for you in creating you upon the earth, plans for your SHALOM (peace, prosperity, welfare, wholeness, good health, good relationships) and not for evil to give you a future and a hope. In Adam things went off from that purpose but I sent Jesus and gave His life for the life you lost and now you can call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, and in Jesus, I will restore your freedom and fortunes. Jeremiah 29:11-14. All you thought was lost is found, and all that was dead lives again. Luke 15:21-24 (“And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.”)
Jesus came and preached peace (SHALOM) to you who were far away, and peace (SHALOM) to those who were near; for through Him you have your access in one Spirit to Me, your very own Father. Ephesians 2:15-18. He made you My children once again. The dead and lost son who is alive again and found.
In Jesus I have made you complete, whole, and that is SHALOM. The whole pie, not just one piece—not just health but broke, not just rich but sick, not just rich and well but with destroyed relationships, but complete with all wholeness in one happy life, with a joy no one and nothing can take from you no matter how ominous it looks. The chastening for your SHALOM fell upon Him, and by His scourging you were and are healed. All of you like sheep have gone astray, each of you has turned to his own way; but I have caused the iniquity of you all to fall on Him. Isaiah 53:5-6. And My apostle Peter is your second witness on this with Isaiah, “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.” 1 Peter 2:24-25.
You who are troubled about your lives, listen to Me, for I speak SHALOM to My people. Hear what I proclaim, it is for you. Christ Jesus died for your sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3. I make you complete. How do I do it? I gave you My Son. And He reconciled us and made SHALOM for you through the Blood of His cross, putting away the enmity forever. You have His SHALOM in you now. Set your mind on things above where He is at My right hand, and I have raised you up with Him and seated you there too and blessed you with every spiritual blessing in Heaven. You have only, by faith, to call your blessings into the earth realm. The mind set on the spirit is life and peace, but the mind set on the flesh is death and unrest. There is no SHALOM for the wicked. But I have made you righteous in Christ and great peace have those whose minds are set on Me and all I have freely given you in Christ Jesus your Lord.
The first Word Jesus spoke to his amazed disciples in the upper room when I raised Him from the dead with all your sins gone, having made peace through the Blood of the cross, was “SHALOM to you.” All is well. You are right with God forever. Blessed assurance of eternal life. The sign. And when you know you are right with Me, you are far from oppression. You have a peace beyond all understanding. You know you are loved beyond all you could ask or imagine. And knowing that, Paul called everything that he had thought so important and been so anxious about rubbish in the light of the surpassing treasure he had in Jesus.
It is like there is only you and Jesus. The secret place of the Most High, the shadow of the Almighty. For you have a better possession than all the things, riches, fame, and glory of this world. Hebrews 10:34-36 (“For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one. Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.”) You have an unshakeable Kingdom in you.
I am your dwelling place, your refuge, your fortress and your stronghold. How do you have assurance of that? In Jesus. In Him I have gathered you into My sheepfold, My house, My hand, and My heart, given you My Name (which is a strong tower you can run to and be safe) and equipped you for every good work. “Now the God of SHALOM, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing and work to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21.
Now, it is like there is only Me and you together, and there is so much more for you! Do not draw back on Me but push forward in My grace, knowing I am with you to will and to do wherever you go, you need only walk it out together with Me. If you have Jesus, you have SHALOM with Me and that is all that matters. Everything else will follow and flow.
How would it profit you to gain all the riches and fame of this world and lose your soul? Lose your SHALOM. Do not be trapped by the pressures and anxieties and lusts of the world, the flesh and the devil. Those things are not SHALOM, the BLESSING of the LORD it makes rich and I add no sorrowful toil with it. The Cross of Christ only has value to you, it is your treasure, it is your SHALOM, your hope, your future assured with Me, your anchor behind the veil. It is the mark of the sign of Jesus that you are forgiven, your sins are gone, and that you have a whole new existence with Me that is not of the flesh but of the Spirit. And the flesh is useless it is the spirit that gives life. It is the tree of life, the fruit of which is the Body and Blood of My Son and when you eat the fruit of the Cross you live forever.
When the woman with the issue of blood in her body for twelve years that all doctors found incurable came with faith to My Son, she spoke out in faith that if she touched Him she would be made whole, saved from the scourge that was beating and torturing her into weakness and death. And as she touched Him in faith, the POWER of the anointing went into her, it was the resurrection power that would come through the passion and Cross of My Son from before the foundation of the world. And Jesus turned to her and said, “Your faith has made you WHOLE (saved, healed, delivered—brought SHALOM into her), GO INTO SHALOM AND BE HEALED OF YOUR AFFLICTION (SCOURGE) (the Greek word is “mastigo,” and “mastigo” is the same word used to describe the bloody lashes Jesus endured at the hands of the Roman soldiers on the way to enduring the Cross). He took the beating for you. Stop beating yourself down. The people of Nazareth did not receive the healing because of their lack of faith. She took it by faith. And that is the way you receive forgiveness and healing too when you look upon the Cross. By faith.
It is the helmet of Salvation. SHALOM with Me. Just look to the Cross of Christ and you will know. Raise up the standard and the floods of affliction will recede. You will silence the enemy of your soul.
Peace that passes all understanding. Just look at the Cross and you know He took it all away from you. You are forgiven, healed, delivered out of the pit, surrounded with love and compassion, have days filled with good things so your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
You have a treasure, better than any worldly treasure or fame or glory. Do not throw away your confidence. It has GREAT reward. Happy are those whose God is the LORD. Why? I gave all I have to My people. You are with Me always and ALL I have is yours. And it all comes through the Cross of Christ by which you are crucified to the world and the world is crucified to you. Nothing can hold you down. He has risen and so have you who have faith in what I did for you on the Cross. The Sign from the other side. The sign of reconciliation. The sign of Salvation. The sign of SHALOM.
I love you. Be of good cheer, Jesus has overcome the world, and He is in you. And how did He overcome? By the Cross. And He did it all for you so that you never have to suffer it. He bore your sins, your diseases, and your pains. And that is what the Cross should mean to you. Freedom. SHALOM. BLESSED. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, He took it all for you. Do not judge others, and never even judge yourself. Let the Cross take care of that. But it only works by faith and faith only works by love. LOVE says it all. LOVE gave you the Cross as your anchor behind the veil.