Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
There is only one way you can benefit when you eat at the banquet and that is eating with faith, and faith, true faith, gives you peace even in the face of various trials. So you have to come with faith in perfect peace that I have already given you the answer, the healing, the blessing, and that no matter what is coming against you, I can take care of it if you just come to the banquet at My throne of grace. And the gate is open to you already, for Jesus is the gate that no man can shut.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside healing waters of peace. He restores my soul. Psalm 23:1-3.
I make you lie down in green pastures. The Word translated “lie down” is “rabats (רָבַץ),” which means to stretch oneself out, lie down, lie stretched out completely, a position of relaxation and rejuvenating rest. It is the shabbat that I pulled you into with Me the day after I made you.
Sanctify My sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the LORD your God. Ezekiel 20:20.
You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. Exodus 31:13.
This is resting in Me, in My bosom where Jesus has pulled you back in with Him when I raised Him and seated you with Him in Heaven. And in is the Lamb in the midst of My throne.
I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:3.
No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has revealed and explained Him. John 1:18.
They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:16-17.
This perfect peace no matter what the storm (like Jesus, who knew Me, resting peacefully in the tossing boat in the storm while all the others panicked and talked of perishing) comes from knowing Me as the Almighty who loves you and made all for you to enjoy. I had no other reason for all of creation than you. Everything made was made in, by, and for Christ for your perfect joy, perfect peace, perfect goodness with no shadow of darkness or turning away. In Him, I knew no matter what you did or where you wandered I could preserve perfection for you. For in Him, I make you complete.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach— if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister. Colossians 1:15-23.
I am a good Father who gives good things to His children. Just ask and you shall receive all good things, including the best gift of all, My eternal life flowing and living in you. My Spirit gives life to your spirit, your soul and your body. And in Me you are redeemed, restored, renewed, and made new, all by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word I set before you as your testimony.
And when you know who I am to you and what My thoughts are towards you, you will have great peace beyond understanding.
For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for shalom 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 fortunes. Jeremiah 29:11-14.
I have done everything for you, you have only to receive it, eat it, live it, love it, enjoy it, treasure it, and, if you really understand what you have you will be rejoicing with great joy, exceeding joy.
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my gladness and my exceeding joy; and upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God. Psalm 43:4.
You know that I will work out everything in your life for your good. That is just the way it is.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28.
So why would you get excited and fear when you have Me there with you to bear your burdens, destroy the yoke, and take care of all your needs according to My riches in Christ Jesus in glory with whom you are a joint heir?
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. Romans 5:1-2.
You come in with faith and you go out with peace.
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Mark 5:34.
Great peace have those who love My Law, for My Word is the perfect law of liberty. My Word will free you from all fear because My Word is perfect Love. For I am My Word and I am Love. Perfect law casts out all fear.
I sought the LORD, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. Psalm 34:4-7.
When you know Me, when you truly know Me, you know My goodness and when you know someone is not only good all the time, but that person’s goodness is directed to you, that will give you all joy and peace in believing in so great a good. And once you begin to see the benefits pour into your life, watch them pursue you, overwhelm you, and chase your down, you will hunger for more and more of My goodness and you will find refuge from all harm in My goodness.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8.
I never give you anything but what is good. Know this, if it is not good, it is not from Me and you should not accept it or live with it. Spit it out of your mouth before you swallow it. Never think that you are pleasing Me by accepting illness or pain, you are not. You will be persecuted for believing in My goodness and receiving prosperity, but I am there to deliver you and reward you.
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 2 Timothy 3:12.
I teach you by My Word. I discipline you by My Word. I heal you by My Word. You are made clean by My Word and not by anything else.
You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. John 15:3-4.
What a wonderful banquet I have invited you to! It not only nourishes you, heals you, provides for you, blesses you, redeems you, restores you, prospers you, but also cleans and sanctifies you. There is life in My Word, abundant overflowing life that is the life you were created to live. And it is all there for you on the table.
Remember though that My promises, My magnificent promises in My Word, did no good for the Israelites in the desert—they never entered into My rest. They were never at peace in any contrary looking circumstances that they faced, even though they had seen My great and awesome deliverance of them from slavery in Egypt. Why? They saw My Works but they never knew My ways.
They are a people who err in their heart, and they do not know My ways. Psalm 95:10.
They never believed I was pure goodness. They did come to the table I set before them in the wilderness with faith. The did not eat My Words with faith.
Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” So they said to one another, “Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt.” Exodus 14:1-4.
They attributed evil intent to Me. Do not take this lightly. Newscasters and even believers do this. Even Job did this when I quite clearly tell you that the devil caused all that happened in Job’s life and as long as Job kept attributing it to Me and justifying himself before Me in argument to make Me bless him he never let Me give him the answer to his problem so he could make the devil flee and get out of his and his family’s lives. But when he finally got quiet and listened to Elihu and Me, he put his hand over his mouth and retracted what he had said and ate My Word with faith and stopped accepting the devil’s food into his life. And then I could restore him with double the prosperity which the devil had stolen from him and Job never let the devil back into his life again.
“For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace.” Isaiah 55:12.
Be willing and obedient so you can eat the good of the land.
I love you. Eat with faith and be full of peace. Jesus gave you His peace, just receive it and eat it so it becomes part of you and then release it.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27.
I speak peace to My people. You do likewise. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Do not let it be afraid. How? Eat and eat and eat, speak and speak and speak, and you become what you eat. Full of peace and joy, no anxiety at all for you know I respond and I have all the answers and they are for YOU. I am for you, never against you. Just cast your care and enjoy the meal.