LORD, You will establish peace for us, since You have also performed for us all our works. Isaiah 26:12.
The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
I have blessed you with shalom, with peace, that passes understanding. “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11.
I am the God of peace and in Jesus I give you My peace. You have peace. Do not say you do not have peace, because you do, I have given you My peace in Jesus. John 14:27. It is yours. Do not let your heart be troubled do not let it be afraid. I have established peace for you, for it is I who have performed for you all your works. Isaiah 26:12. I made peace through the blood of His cross. What you could not perform I performed for you. You could not make peace between Me and you for your sins were a dividing wall that could not be crossed, but in Jesus I knocked down the dividing wall and made us one. The ransom has been paid and the battle is won. You are saved and we have peace. My Spirit no longer strives with your spirit, instead My Spirit now witnesses with your spirit that you are My child and heir and testifies to you that your sins and offenses I remember no more. All can know Me from the least to the greatest. Jesus paid the ransom for all.
Christ your Passover has been sacrificed once for ALL and there is no need for a further offering for sin. Now let Me perfect you in Jesus. I want you who are striving so hard and holding yourself in a prison of unworthiness to take comfort as you read My Words of encouragement to you, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24. And here is another witness of My faithfulness to you, “Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing 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. Be at peace, I am at work in you both to will and to work for that which is good, perfect, and pleasing. Philippians 2:13; Romans 12:1-2. And again I say to you, “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace (literally, “shalom, shalom”), because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for in God the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.” Isaiah 26:3-4. I am faithful to you. I will never leave you or forsake you, have peace about that. Nothing you can do will separate you from My love as manifested in Christ Jesus your Lord. Do not let go of that truth, if you keep your mind stayed on Me, I will keep you in a double portion of peace. “The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition 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 4:5-7.
When Jesus died, you died, when I raised Him from the dead and seated Him at My right hand, I raised you up with Him and seated you with Him in Heaven, far above the devil and his demons. His works and merits I have accounted to be yours. Learn to lean on Him who strengthens you. I raised Him as your great good Shepherd, you are not orphans. The Lord is your Shepherd you shall not want. He leads you out of darkness into My marvelous light. And in light there is peace.
As He took down the dividing wall, Jesus spoke peace to those who were far and those who were near. Why? Because He spoke My Words and He knew well the plans I have for you, plans for your shalom (total welfare of spirit, soul and body) and not for evil to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11. Jesus was My plan for your peace—salvation, healing, wholeness, blessedness, righteousness, redemption, sanctification, wisdom, provision, prosperity, and for all My promises, as many and magnificent as they be to be available in your life through Him.
I have performed much work for you to give you My peace, but if you are worried, haggard, and do not have joy you need to take hold of what I have given you by grace through faith. You need to start enjoying our relationship, it really is the one thing necessary for everything else in life. I planned you from before I made the world, I created you, I formed you in your mother’s womb, and I sustain and carry you through life here and hereafter. I made you for living upon the earth as your domain, but now in Jesus I have made you for living in Heaven and earth. In the beginning, “the highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth He has given to mankind,” Psalm 115:16, but after Adam abdicated his dominion of the earth to a fallen angel, and became perishable, I sent My Son to save you from the sentence of death. And what happened? I revealed this to My apostle Paul and he shared it with you by My Spirit, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The last Adam, Jesus, became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven, heavenly. As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.” 1 Corinthians 15:45-49. In Jesus, man and God are joined, earth and Heaven kiss, so that now you begin earthly but a transformation takes place in Jesus that makes you heavenly. “I will hear what God the LORD will say; for He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; but let them not turn back to folly. Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, glory dwelling in our land. Lovingkindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth springs from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.” Psalm 85:8-11. Now heaven and earth are for the children of men, not just earth, it has pleased Me to give you the Kingdom. “Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.” Matthew 13:41-43.
“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.” Hebrews 3:1. Partakers of a heavenly calling, I have called you to My Kingdom and glory. 1 Peter 5:10. “So that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.” 1 Thessalonians 2:12.
It is a fight of faith to overcome the forces of darkness that try to force you out of your haven of peace. When the Israelites left the slavery of Egypt, they came to Rephidim. “Rephidim” is like Rapha which is to heal, and to relax. But Amalek came to fight them there. “Amal” means toil and painful labor. Do you recall the only way Israel won the victory over Amelek? When Moses kept his hands raised up to Me in victory. I train your hands for batlle—lift up your hands to Me in highest praise. Let the lifting of your hands in prayer as the evening sacrifice. And what was the evening sacrifice? An unblemished lamb, unleavened bread and a hin of wine. Does that sound familiar? The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world and the covenant meal of His body and blood in the bread and the wine. So they kept their place of rest and were not ousted by toilsome labor by holding up the hands of Moses. When painful toil tries to you’re your life out of peace, lift up your hands in prayer and praise and you will defeat those anxious thoughts. But it takes vigilance and sometimes you need the help of fellow believers to encourage you on, just as when Moses’ hands were heavy, then Aaron and Hur came beside him and supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set. So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. And that is the way you need to overwhelm the forces of darkness that try to pull you out of peace, with the Sword of the Spirit, My Word in your mouth. And when it was all over and the Israelites won the victory, Moses built an altar and named it “The LORD is My Banner;” he said, “The LORD has sworn; the LORD will have war against Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:16. War against stress, anxiety, and painful labor, My desire is to protect you from these.
I love you. Be at peace. Live your heavenly calling. Fight the good fight of faith.