My 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, neither let it be afraid.
My peace is mega-peace, super-duper-abundant peace. This peace transcends all understanding. It is boundless. This is peace within the storms of life.
This peace has not come from the world, and the world cannot take it away.
Therefore fix your eyes, not on the circumstances, not on the storms, but on the Author and the Finisher of your faith.
Walk by faith and not by sight. The just shall live by faith.
Stand on the authority, the veracity, the integrity of the infallible Word of God that is settled in heaven. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Word shall not pass away.
The flowers may fade; the grass may wither, but My Word shall abide forever. My Word is Powerful, Active, Dynamic, Alive and sharper than any two-edged sword.
Your light affliction works for you, an exceeding weight of eternal glory. The outward man may perish but your inward man is being renewed, day by day.
What you see is temporal, transient, but the unseen is eternal.
For, when you are hard-pressed on all sides, be assured that you will not be crushed. You may be perplexed but you need not be in despair. When you are persecuted, know that you are not abandoned. Remember, “I will not leave you, nor forsake you until the end of the age.” I am the Beginning and the End, a Friend to the end, a Friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Remember, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, because thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”
Yes, you may go Through valleys but they will not be your grave. You are only Passing THROUGH. In spite of the Valley of Bacca, the valley of weeping, it is your treasury of songs in the night. Explore and exploit it. Take full advantage of it. It is a treasure of darkness with hidden riches in the secret place. There is abundance in the seas of whatever valley you go through. Seek my face at such times and I will open your ears to hear mysteries and your eyes to see wonders.
Weeping may endure for the night, but joy unspeakable is coming in the morning.
Fear not. I am with you. I am for you and I am in you. And if God be for you, who can be against you?
Banish fear, which torments, thwarts, terminates and undermines the miraculous. Perfect love casts away all fear. The wicked flees when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as the lion. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and be of good courage. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Fear not! When you go through to the water it will not overflow you. When you go to through the river you will not drown and when you go through the fire, the flame will not kindle upon you. You will not burn. The fire will only refine you to shine even brighter than before. Fear not. I am with you. Do not look around in terror and be dismayed. I am your God. I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand of rightness and justice.
FAITH: means Forgetting Adversity, I Trust Him. Put your trust in Me. Those who trust in the Lord are like mount Zion. They shall not be moved by adversity. They shall stand strong and tall like mount Zion. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people. Those who trust in the Lord are like trees planted by the rivers of waters. They will ever be well-watered. They will bring forth fruit in season and out of season. They will not know when heat or drought comes. Some trust in Princes and others trust in their big bank account balance or their portfolio of houses or their human connections or their friends and family or their education or physical looks, but put your trust in the Lord. Yes, trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths and lead you to your green pastures and still waters.
Stand to see your salvation. Salvation belongs to your God. Lean on Him and He will do in you what will be a marvel and envy of many. Yes, He will do exceeding abundantly, far above what you can ask or dream of, according to His Spirit’s power at work in you.
Stand still and see your salvation, in spite of the onward march, encroachment, trespass of your enemies. Stand your ground. Bind them and cast them out and possess your possession. Give them no opportunity or concession. Rout them and take no prisoners. Know who you are and assert your authority and dominion. Rule in the midst of your enemies. Take territories with authority. Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.
Fix your eyes on Me. The battle is not yours but Mine. And the good work I have begun in YOU, I will complete. I will keep working on it, assuaging it, increasing it in leaps and bounds, until I bring it to a glorious finale, to My praise.
Nothing can stop you, so long as you put your hands in My hands and follow My divine direction. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you. I will guide you with My eyes. My Spirit will give you the Advantage and the cutting edge. “As many as are led by the Spirit, they are the sons of God.” I am here to guide you. Listen to Me. I will comfort you and counsel you. Through your ridicule and the ridiculous, I will bring about the miraculous. Those that have come against you in one way, will flee in seven ways, in a great stampede, great confusion and terror. They will not know what hit them. They will suddenly find themselves fighting against each other, until they have completely destroyed themselves.
God will summon His power and show you His strength as He has done before. He will part the heavens and come down. He will shoot His arrows and scatter your foes. He will strike the lightning and cause fire to advance and consume any demonic entity or barrier erected against your purpose, destiny and vision. The rider and the horse shall be thrown into the sea. Goliath will bite the dust. Affliction shall not rise a second time.
Cheer up. Go forward with boldness and confidence. The mountains shall be beaten small and the valleys shall be exalted, and crooked places made straight.
Regardless of your setbacks, know that it is all a set up for a lift up and a great comeback.
Tell your adversaries, “Rejoice not against me, O my enemies. For when I fall, I shall rise again. The Lord shall be a light unto me. The righteous may fall seven times, but he rises again. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Of whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, the adversary and my enemies come up to eat my flesh, even in this will I be confident. I shall not cast away my confidence in the living God. I know whom I serve. I know whom I have believed. It shall be to me as His word declares. I shall not fear. I shall not fall. I shall not fail. I shall not fret or falter. Through my God I shall do valiantly. Through my God I shall leap over walls and run through troops. He makes my feet like the deer, to tread on high places. He makes my hands strong to break a bow of bronze. He makes my finger skilful to fight the good fight of faith. I shall pursue; I shall overtake and I shall recover ALL.
God is working in me both to will and to do according to His good pleasure. If He did not spare His beloved Son, Jesus, but delivered Him up for me, why will He withhold any good thing from me? Why will He not even through Him give me all things that He has for ordained for me? Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
I shall not die but live to declare the works of the Lord. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him from them all.
So this day, I will stand to see the salvation of the Lord. I will lift up my eyes unto the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow my feet to stumble. He who keeps me neither slumbers nor sleeps. The Lord is my keeper, my owner and Lover of my soul. I am engraved on the palm of His hands and He will never forget or forsake me. He will watch over my going out and my coming in, from this time forth and even forevermore.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, in whom I will trust.” Surely, He will save me from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover me with His feathers and under His wings I will find refuge.
A thousand may fall at my side, ten thousand at my right hand, but the evil will not come near me. Only with my eyes will I see the punishment of the wicked. For I have made the Lord my habitation. Therefore no harm will befall me. No disaster will come near my house or belonging or business.
God has given His angels charge over me to keep me in all my ways. Therefore, I will trample upon serpents and scorpions. The lion and the adder will I trample under my feet. That is where they belong.
Yes, because I love the Lord, when I call, He will answer me. Yes, even before I call He will hear and while I am yet speaking, He will answer. He said He will set me on high, promote me, because I acknowledge His Name. He will be with me in trouble. He will deliver and honour me because I trust Him. With long life He will satisfy me and show me His salvation.
This is my confidence and assurance. So I receive the peace of God that is out of this world. This peace mounts guard over my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as the eagles. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint or become tired. They go from strength to strength, faith to faith and from glory to glory.
Peace, Be Still! ( by Fenny West)
Aug 30 • 09:23
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