TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Oh, how I long to gather you into My arms when I see you struggle. Will you let Me? I have such peace to offer you. I will fight your battles, defeat your enemies and rule as your King. Will you invite me?
THEIR PEACE IS OUR PEACE
Jesus rules through peace. That’s why He’s called the Prince of Peace. And the majesty part of the Lord Jesus Christ is peace. A lot of times I don’t know anything except what I have peace about. I know that’s Jesus.
Now, my friends, peace is not the absence of chaos, trouble or war. Peace is when Jesus rules and reigns over something. It’s when He gets to have dominion over a situation, person or place. When that happens, all is right in that universe!
Here’s a real good indication of the heart of Jesus: Ask yourself, “What do I have peace about?” and see what comes to mind. It’s so important for us to be tuned into peace and to not be distracted by the things that disturb us. That’s an intentional kingdom skill set you and I need to develop.
Now, I promise you, the devil isn’t able to give you peace. He’s able to medicate you, sedate you, distract you and placate you, but he’s not capable of giving you peace. In fact, he’s called the “prince of the power of the air” – he uses the atmosphere to poison your heart and mind through what you see and hear every day on the radio, TV and social media.
If you’ve got anxiety, depression or fear in your life, you haven’t asked the Prince of Peace onto your battlefield. He’ll jump into the fight for your peace of mind, but you gotta go after that. If you don’t, the consequences are costly.
About 2,000 years ago, the Hebrew people refused to give Jesus dominion over their hearts and minds. After praising Him as King, they turned on Him. They missed their chosen messiah and it cost them dearly. Jesus says it best:
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.” – Matthew 23:37
He wanted them to recognize Him as King – to be their Prince of Peace. He wanted dominion over that holy city and the people in it, but they refused to accept Him. They’ve been battling for their survival ever since.
But that’s not you. You know where the devil has brought strife into your life. Give it to Jesus. Ask the Prince of Peace to fight your enemy. And while you’re at it, pray for the peace of Jerusalem – that Jesus would rule, reign and have dominion over His beloved people. Their peace is our peace.
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