Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:19.
Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:18-21.
When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Colossians 2:13-14.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
I made peace through the blood of the Cross. You have peace. It is a treasure I give you in Jesus. My own peace. Christ is your peace. He reconciled you to Me taking sin out of the way. Colossians 2:13-14. He became the Way to Me. So deep in your soul, implanted in your born again spirit, you have peace that surpasses understanding and it is like an underground spring that you can tap into. Oaks of righteousness have tap roots. “So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3.
With joy you will draw water at the springs of Salvation (Yeshuah, Jesus). Jesus told you that all who are thirsty (thirsty for peace, joy, love, righteousness) should come to Him and drink! John 7:37-39. If you knew My gift you would ask Him for a drink and He would give you living water and once you drank it springs up in you filling the well of your spirit with eternal life. My Kingdom is within you who believe and it is a Kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. And Jesus gave you all three. He opens the Kingdom to you. He is the gate, He is the door. I put all your sins on Him and in exchange gave you His righteousness which is My own righteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21. He gave you His peace, which is My peace. John 14:27. And He gave you His joy, which is also My joy, so your joy would be full. John 15:11, John 16:13. All I have is His and all He has is Mine. John 16:15. That is Covenant.
Jesus is your treasure. You have need of no other, for in Him all the fullness of God is yours and you become a partaker of the divine nature in Him. And in Me there is no lack. In Me there is healing and perfect health. In Me there is life eternal. In Me there is fullness of joy. In Me there is wisdom. In Me there is faith.
In the Holy of Holies, which is what your spirit becomes when you are born again, there was complete peace and silence. Solomon did not even permit the sound of a hammer in the Temple when it was being built. The Temple was constructed using finished stones cut at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any other iron tool was heard in the Temple while it was being built. 1 Kings 6:7.
I knew you would have trials and troubles in this life. Jesus told you that when He said, “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. And I have told you that too. I told the Israelites before they ever got to the Promised Land that there would be giants there and walled cities but I also told them that I would be with them, My angel would go ahead of them to clear the way, and I would give them splendid cities, houses filled with every good thing, wells, fruit trees, and vineyards, none of which they had built or planted, just theirs for the taking. And when I called Saul to be Paul I told him all the trials and hardships he would fact to preach the gospel. And he did, but I delivered him out of them all. David told you that the afflictions of the righteous are many but that I deliver them out of them all.
I never allow you to be tested beyond your strength but always provide you a way of escape. Anyone who calls on My Name will be saved, snatched out, delivered, and carried away to safety.
You can expect trials. You adversary the devil is roaming about like a roaring lion, and he will roar and roar at you and try to bring many trials into you day, looking for someone who will agree with him and then he will move in to devour. But I have rebuked the devourer for those who tithe and call upon My Name. When he attacks to take your goods and your career, just declare you have tither’s rights and he will have to back off.
Jehoshaphat was a follower of Mine but three enemy armies united to take away his goods and his nation. But I fought for him and defeated three armies without the army of Judah even having to fight, all they did was march out to face the enemy singing My praises. Jehoshaphat told Me they had no strength to fight the multitude, but he found that with Me at his side he did. Joshua, Gideon, and David all found the same. And remember the words of Jonathan when he and his armor bearer took down a whole garrison of the Philistines? “Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few.” 1 Samuel 14:6. Do you notice he emphasized that he was in covenant with Me and the Philistines were not? And the Philistines were trying to take the land I had promised to My Covenant people.
The Israelites, when I separated, freed and redeemed out of Egypt were chased by the Egyptian army, but I gave them a way out and fought the enemy for them. I have separated, freed and redeemed you in Christ, do you not think I will fight your enemies?
David knew I was on his side. He fought many battles but he never lost and he never was hurt. In fact, none of the Israelites were injured in departing from Egypt though chased by Pharaoh’s army. In fact, they came out laden with silver and gold and not a feeble one among them, no one even stumbled. Psalm 105:8, 14-15, 37. And I led them out with joyful singing. Psalm 105:43. And I rejoice and sing over you also. Zachariah 3:17. And neither Jehoshaphat nor any of the people of Judah were injured in the battle with the three enemy armies.
Psalm 91 describes My protection in perilous times and how to have it. It is Covenant protection. I am your refuge and your fortress; My Name is a strong tower that the righteous run to and are raised up above their enemies. Proverbs 18:10.
You may feel like you have been defeated and are low in your joy level, but you should not be. Listen to the words of My servant Paul when he was in prison for preaching the gospel and was being maligned by his enemies as not walking in integrity, “Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:18-21. No matter what has seemingly taken you captive at the moment, know that you will not be put to shame in anything. I will keep you in perfect peace if you will set you mind on Me, on the rock of My Word, for I am your everlasting rock of refuge.
If you will look past your problems, like Jehoshaphat, and say, “I don’t know what to do, but my eyes are on You,” then you will have an epiphany. And epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphanea, “manifestation, striking appearance”) is an experience of a sudden and striking realization. … Epiphanies are relatively rare occurrences and generally follow a process of significant thought about a problem. They are encounters where I reveal Myself and a truth of My Word to you. Elijah had such a moment when he heard My still small voice on Mt. Horeb, that is, Sinai, but you have not come to Sinai, but to Mount Zion and to My city, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels in festal gathering, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to Me, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:22-24. Mt. Zion, the place of grace, like a Mt. of Transfiguration for you. I am there, Jesus is there, and those in Covenant with Me are all there. The church of the firstborn, the body of Christ.
I love you. Never give up until I win. I have given you the victory in Christ Jesus. And what is that victory that overcomes the world? Even our faith.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:3-9.