There is no Peace apart from Christ Jesus! Those without Christ say, “peace, peace when there is no peace” and “all is well when it is not”. There is no Peace apart from Christ. Christ is not a religion; it is a relationship with the visible, manifest Presence of the Invisible, Unmanifest Source of all Life and being.
- Turn, Return, Repent (metanoia meaning change your mind)
- Bring the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven on earth, from your hand to your heart (peace, love and happiness are an inside job that manifest in your life). Christ Jesus places it in your hand and you have to choose or decide to let it in your heart!
- Do not conform to the world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, your body will follow!
- Open and receive the Holy Spirit and Fire
- Be purified, refined and made white
- Be teachable (empty, humble, open to receive)
- Listen, be still, hear the still small voice; the Voice of Truth is not in the whirlwind, earthquake or chaos; it is the still, small, gentle Voice of the Spirit
- Follow the Voice of Truth, guided by the Spirit of Truth, into all Truth
- The Word is the Sword of the Spirit; use it!
- Speak aloud the Word of Truth
- Become the Word of Truth
- Be the Word of Truth, filled with the Holy Spirit, now, here, eternally new, fresh, washed and renewed every morning; receive and bring the Light out to the world; the Light attracts and dissolves darkness!
There is no peace in the world apart from Christ. Lamentations describes human beings and the world without Christ, or before Christ becomes manifest or real in us:
“She weeps bitterly in the night, tears on her cheeks…none to comfort her…finds no resting place; her pursuers have overtaken her in the midst of her distress…all her gates are desolate, her priests groan, her maidens have all been dragged away, and she herself suffers bitterly…none to help her…mocking her downfall…the enemy has stretched his hand over all her precious things…they invade her sanctuary…all her people groan…for these things I weep; my eyes flow with tears…my children are desolate for the enemy has prevailed (without Christ)…they rebelled against his word…I am in distress, my soul is in tumult, my heart is wrung within me, because I have been very rebellious (turned away from God)…I groan…Bring the day thou hast announced…the daughter of Zion is under a cloud!…He has burned like a flaming fire in Jacob, consuming all around…slain the pride…poured out his fury like fire…My eyes are spent with weeping; my soul is in tumult; my heart is poured out like grief because of the destruction of the daughters of my people, because infants and babes faint in the streets of the city…who can restore you?…I have seen affliction…brought into darkness without any light…besieged and enveloped with bitterness and tribulation…walled so I cannot escape; heavy chains are on me…drove arrows of his quiver into my heart…made me desolate…burdened…bitter…my soul is bereft of Peace, I have forgotten what happiness is; so I say, ‘Gone is my glory, and my expectation from the Lord…I call this to mind, and therefore I have no hope” Lamentations 1:1 to 3:21
A soul bereft of peace, forgotten what happiness is and without hope is the voice of the enemy in human beings; the destructive voice of the spirit of error, satan, the devil, the destroyer, the accuser, the liar, the deceiver, the prowling lion that roars and devours and makes human being his prey. This is the spirit of depression, anxiety and suicide. This is what took Robin William out. This is the spirit that is active in beheading children, raping women, turning men into animals, terrorizing and doing evil. It is not God; it is the antichrist spirit. It hates God and hates human beings, who are made in the image and likeness of God, since Jesus defeated the devil, death and evil and restored us to the Father. There is no Peace apart from Christ Jesus!!!!
William Shakespeare said, “Expectation is the root of all heartache” This is true in the world, without Christ in us; but this is not true with God in the kingdom of God. Expectation apart from God is the root of all heartache. If we rely on human beings or our own self or the world, we will be disappointed, disillusioned, discouraged, depressed, and believe there is no hope. With God, all things are possible. With the Holy Spirit in us, we have the power and authority to transform our life. We can do all things in Christ who strengthens us. We work out what God works in! We work out our own salvation with awe and trembling as we fear only God. We fear nothing of the world for Christ in us is greater than anything in the world, including evil. No weapon formed against us can prosper. God’s Love is greater protection and provision than anything of this world! Simple: turn back to God!
“Return to me and I will return to you” “Abide in me and I will abide in you” “Come to me and I will give you rest for your souls” The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!” “It is already done!” “Behold, I make all things new!” Say yes!
There is no Peace apart from God. But with Christ, Peace is assured!
“Rejoice, again I say Rejoice. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving make your request known to God. And the Peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Phil 4:4-7
“The steadfast Love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies [loving-kindness] never come to an end; they are new every morning…wait quietly for the salvation [shalom, wholeness, healing, completeness] of the Lord…sit alone in silence…return to the Lord…lift your hands and heart to God in heaven…Do not fear!…thou have taken up my cause, O Lord, thou have redeemed my life…thou requite the enemy…he will keep you in exile no longer daughter of Zion…restore us to thyself, O Lord, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old!” Lamentations 3:22 – 5:22
The gate is narrow and few find it, but when you enter the gate you find the wide open Door of Christ that opens to the even wider mountain top: the most high, expansive, infinite plateau of Abba Father. If Christ opens this door in you, it cannot be shut! Only you can open the door to the enemy. Christ shut the door to satan and no one can open it! This Truth allows us to Rest in Christ in God! This is being hidden in Christ with God! This is the two shall become one! This is the Peace that passes all understanding! There is no Peace apart from the ascended Christ in us.