Recently, I was praying and the Lord gave me two Scriptures. I found the Scriptures He gave me and at first, I was a little confused. But I knew the Lord wanted to teach me something.
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.
Luke 12:51 Do you suppose I come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.
My first thought was I found some contradictory Scriptures, but I knew better than to believe that. So I continued to pray and to let the Holy Ghost teach me the truth. When Heaven announced there would be peace on earth at the birth of Jesus, this peace would be between God and man. Man had no peace with God since the day Adam sinned. Peace between God and man would be restored at the birth of Christ.
After Jesus was anointed with the Holy Ghost He began to preach the Gospel His Heavenly Father gave Him. The Gospel of Christ was divisive because He was divisive. Very few would believe Jesus was Messiah, if He was the Christ then everything He said was true. Those few who did believe were divided from those who believed not. The division Jesus referred to was between believers and non-believers. When men disagree with one another there can be no peace between them.
1 John 5:10 He that does not believe God has made Him a liar.
Men who refuse to believe God and His Word are calling God a liar! This is not the unforgivable sin, but such as these are in danger of judgment. Calling God a liar will not gain you a place in Heaven and it will not invite the favor of God into your life.
John 14:11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very miracles I work.
A man has to have a pretty hard heart in order to deny a visible proven miracle. Jesus worked many miracles, but people refused to believe His identity. Not even God Himself can change a hard heart unless the man’s willing. Those who believe have peace with God those who don’t believe have no such peace.
Romans 12:18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
It is very difficult to live in peace with men who do not have peace with God. We must do our best, but it is not possible. Would ISIS stop trying to kill us if we leave them alone? NO! You may be the nicest person in the world, but someone hates you! They will hate you until they have peace with God.
Men have taught me the Word of God so, I sow into their ministry.
I am grateful to them,
I pray they help many others.
I put my trust in God,
He is faithful and just.
I will reap what I sow,
I will sow to the Spirit.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming