November 15, 2005 – PEACE IS SOMETHING YOU CHOOSE
YET A LITTLE WHILE AND ALL SHALL BE FULFILLED; IN A MOMENT IT SHALL BE REVEALED. YOU CANNOT CONTAIN THE EXPANSE AND MAGNITUDE OF MY PLAN. I SHALL DRAW BACK THE CURTAINS A LITTLE AT A TIME UNTIL MY PLAN IS REVEALED. IF YOU INITIATE YOUR OWN STEPS, YOU WILL MISS THE PATH OF MY CHOOSING. THIS IS THE TIME TO WAIT UPON THE LORD AND STAY UPON YOUR GOD UNTIL ALL BE FULFILLED. I AM NOT A MAN THAT I SHOULD LIE, NEITHER THE SON OF MAN THAT I SHOULD CHANGE MY MIND. HAVE I NOT SAID AND SHALL I NOT DO IT? HAVE I SPOKEN AND SHALL I NOT MAKE IT GOOD?
YOU ARE TROUBLED BY MANY THINGS, BUT A QUIET SPIRIT IS OF GREAT WORTH IN MY SIGHT. 1 Peter 3:4 Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. I HAVE COMMANDED YOU TO BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION WITH THANKSGIVING, MAKE YOUR REQUESTS KNOWN UNTO ME. MY PEACE WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING, SHALL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS. Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
YOU HAVE YEARNED FOR THE QUIET LIFE, YET YOU ARE SELDOM AT PEACE. YOU FILL YOUR LIFE WITH STRIFE AND THEN YOU SAY UNTO ME, “SEND PEACE.” PEACE IS SOMETHING YOU CHOOSE. MY WORD DECLARES FOR YOU TO SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT. Psalms 34:14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. INSTEAD, YOU PROVOKE AND INCITE DISCORD. I SAID FOR YOU TO SEEK ME FIRST AND MY RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THEN ALL THESE THINGS YOU HAVE NEED OF WILL BE ADDED UNTO YOU. Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. CAN I ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS WHEN THEY ARE MIXED WITH HATRED, RESENTMENT, AND UNFORGIVENESS? YOU ARE WEARY BECAUSE I DO NOT ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION OF DIFFERENCES. I AM WEARY BECAUSE YOU BREAK MY COMMANDMENTS TO LOVE AND FORGIVE. YOU CRY FOR HELP I CANNOT GIVE YOU UNLESS YOU REPENT OF YOUR SINS. YOU ONLY SEE THE RESULT; YOU DO NOT LOOK AT THE CAUSE. KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. YOU CAN TRACE A RIVER TO ITS SOURCE; YOU CAN TRACE STRIFE AND DISCORD TO SIN. YOU ARE FOOLISH MY PEOPLE! DISCORD AND STRIFE DO NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT CAUSE, THEY ARE THE RESULT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN DISOBEDIENCE AND SIN. I HAVE COME TO GUIDE YOUR FEET IN THE WAY OF PEACE. Luke 1:79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
I WOULD REFRESH YOUR SOUL BY MY SPIRIT, BUT HOW CAN I POUR MY OIL ON A SPIRIT AFLAME? OR HOW CAN I SEND THE WIND OF MY SPIRIT AMONG SMOLDERING EMBERS? YOU MISS MANY BLESSINGS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT PURSUED QUIETNESS AND PEACE. YOUR SOUL IS CONSTANTLY TURBULENT. MY CHILDREN, THIS SHOULD NOT BE! I HAVE OFFERED YOU A PATH OF PEACE AND REST IN ME. YOUR ANXIETIES SHOW YOUR LACK OF FAITH AND TRUST; COMMAND YOUR ANXIETIES TO GO IN MY NAME AND I WILL GIVE YOU PEACE. ASK ME TO INCREASE YOUR FAITH AND TRUST IN ME. SUBMIT YOURSELVES TO ME, RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.
SETTLE THE QUESTION! AM I YOUR “ALMIGHTY GOD?”
THEN WHY DO YOU FEAR? THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE. 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. DO YOU LOVE ME? KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS AND THE GOD OF PEACE WILL CRUSH SATAN UNDER YOUR FEET SHORTLY. Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.