December 25, 2019
In every moment of encounter between God and man, He is actually revealing Himself as someone we can know through His character/nature. We can know His nature when He speaks His word. So, it’s not difficult to know Him these days. We simply need to pay attention to the word that proceeds from His mouth. From that word, the spirit of revelation will be given to reveal God’s being to us. When we are able to ‘capture’ (see) it, in that very moment, you will be caught up by the Spirit to experience God (living in His way) as we know Him.
I tried to observe the word that kept on speaking in our midst recently. God keeps sending out the word about peace and joy in whatever condition and situation. The word that proceeds from God’s mouth is a signal from Him to us. In this case, we must pay more attention to God’s presence that is with us. For what we need is Him alone, not others.
Holy Spirit brings me to see Him as Jehova Shalom – the Lord our peace, The Lord who makes us whole (completeness – Is 9:6). I believe, Jehova Shalom is in our midst. He will give us a peace which surpasses all thoughts of man. Therefore, we can stay calm and peaceful in every condition. We are completely untouchable by the enemy’s work! We live in the devil-free zone although in the midst of a fierce war. Our mind is completely governed by truth (Psalm 23:5), where no deception of the enemy can stay!
Our part is to fill our minds with the truth. ‘Force’ our imagination to imagine principles of truth and God’s promises. Meditate on the word progressively. Throw away every negative thought. The more we persevere to follow-up principles of truth by meditating, imagining, and declaring it, the stronger the TRUTH will root. It will become unshakable and grows to fill every space in our mind, making us doers of the word in our everyday life.
That’s the condition which will make us stay CALM and PEACEFUL in facing everything. For we are no longer depending on external things, but only on HIS WORD within our heart and mind. That’s the only thing we believe in!
Isaiah 32:17 (NKJV) The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
I believe that there are many people who are longing for PEACE but couldn’t get it. But God reveals Himself to us as ‘THE LORD OUR PEACE’. And it is aimed so we can be like Him; a peacebringer! Therefore, God could use us to bring in the peace that surprasses all understanding to our surrounding.
Romans 8:19 (NASB) For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
Matthew 5:9 (NASB) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
The peace and security that we manifest in our everyday life will become a very concrete DIFFERENTIATOR between us and everybody else. That’s how our lives will become a ‘contact point’ between man and our Father in heaven. #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus