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.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!