“I believe the reason Daniel went into repentance when he understood that the time of Jerusalem’s captivity was nearly up was because Jeremiah 25 declares that God’s judgment would come after Jerusalem’s captivity was finished. As a result of the impending judgment, God commanded leaders and shepherds to wail and cry in repentance (Jer 25:34).”
The ONLY way you can BELIEVE that Jesus IS the Son of God and God in the flesh is through REVELATION from the Father (Matthew 61:17) through His Holy Spirit NO OTHER WAY!!! The Revelation can come in a dream, a vision, or just as a witness in your spirit however God chooses to reveal this TRUTH to you.
We can not prove to anyone that Jesus is the Son of YHWH (God) it will ONLY come through REVELATION. So if you are trying to get someone to believe that Jesus IS the Son of God and He IS also God in the flesh then pray and ask God to reveal it to them, ask Him to prepare their heart to receive it and give them ears to hear and eyes to see, His Holy Spirit will give them the Revelation.
When we get the Revelation and believe this with ALL our heart, we will not question it, doubt it, or try to understand it because our natural mind can not understand it but our spirit KNOWS it. When we live a spiritual minded life we don’t have a problems with it BUT when we are living a carnal minded life we will have problems holding on to our belief in this TRUTH.
“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” Then he asked them, “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.”
We need to hold on to this promise knowing that when we trust in YHWH wholeheartedly we will have peace, and the peace He gives us is not as the world gives, it’s an everlasting peace. We need to listen to what He said in His word that He promises peace to His people, His saints (Psalm 85:8).
Peace is Yeshua’s continual gift to us via His Holy Spirit. God gives us peace even in the darkest moments of our lives; you can have peace when everyone else around you is falling apart. All we have to do is approach Him with confidence and then receive His Peace with a thankful and grateful heart, because He is our peace.
Sometimes the hurts of life like hear breaks, rejection, and disappointments can weigh us down. But the peace of God transcends all of these weighty things in life. God gave us His word full with promises of Peace, the word of HaShem (God) is filled with soothing words of peace, assuring us of His love that brings us peace.
To KNOW God as your peace is to KNOW that you should not allow “your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Jesus said in John 14:27 “What I am leaving with you is shalom(peace) — I am giving you My shalom (peace). I don’t give the way the world gives.” That’s the reassurance that His peace is not of this world but it’s heavenly. In this world we have no peace without Christ.
Abba told us in Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
We need know that Yeshua (Jesus) is our Peace every moment of our life and we must continually practice His Presence to stay in His peace. God encourages us to “Seek peace and pursue it.” Psalms 34:14
If you have trouble sleeping hold on this promise “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8. Our peace for our safety comes when we put our trust entirely in the Lord.
When we keep our minds on Yeshua and we put our complete trust in Him we will have Perfect Peace in our heart, mind, spirit and soul. YHWH’s Peace can be our portion at all times and in all circumstances. Psalm 119:165 says “Great peace have they who love Your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” When we fill our hearts with God’s word, we are filling it with His peace.
I will give My people strength, and I will bless them with peace.
May the Peace Yeshua (Jesus) shine upon you, in such a powerful way that you would not be unable to notice how weak or strong you are feeling right now. May it cause you to be so focused on Him that the things of Heaven become more a reality to you than your present situation. I prayer, that the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every circumstance, as you allow the peace of Christ to rule in your hearts every day and all day long. Abba I prayer that You, the God of hope, fill Your people with all joy and peace as they trust in they You and You only. In Jesus name. Amen!
I close with saying “Grace and shalom (peace) to you from God our Father and from the Lord Yeshua the Messiah,” Galatians 1:3 (CJB)
In Mashiach (Christ)
Song: I Give You Peace
By Jason Upton
Even before you were formed in your mother’s womb God knew you, and before you entered this world He had chosen you and set you apart for Himself and to fulfill His purpose for your life according to His will (2 Timothy 1:9). You were first conceived in God and then formed within your mother’s womb, He created you first in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26) then formed you in an earthly suit to take on the looks of your earthly parents. God is your TRUE Father!
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;…”
2 Timothy 1:9
“who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,”
HE KNOWS YOU!
“For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3
Have I not told you that the old man has passed away and that you are a NEW Creator in Christ? Then why are you still striving to live out of your fleshly nature, to find your life with Messiah in Me you have to let go of your way of doing things, let go of self and begin living and walking in the spirit.
I have given you instruction in My Word read it and meditate on it day and night and your mind will begin to become renewed in Me. You will begin to move and live in the spirit like I created you to before the foundation of the world. You were in Me before this world was created.
You are not to stay focused on the things of this world but to keep your eyes on the things above, your final destination is Heaven with Me, into spending Eternity with Me beholding My Glory.
Why do you keep putting the things of the flesh above the things of the Spirit? I desire to bless you but I cannot do so when you desire to keep walking in the flesh. It is required of you to die daily to your flesh and the only way you can do that is by not feeding your flesh. Children of the flesh are not My children!
When you accepted my Son and My Spirit you became born of Me, and everything concerning Me is of the spiritual realm so in order for you to find your life in Christ in Me you have to died to your old life. Are you ready to let go of your old life your fleshy nature so you can no longer be slaves to sin?
You are now joint heirs with My Son and He is no longer of flesh, so in order for you to collect that inheritance you have to come up to the where He’s at and that’s in the spirit. I am calling you out of this world of darkness and into the spirit of light into heavenly places where you are to be seated with My Son. To do this you have to live by BELIEVING and not by seeing.
“Allow My Spirit to crush SELF and bring you into a place of spiritual living with Messiah in Me.” Say’s the LORD of Host
Your Heavenly Father,
“How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?” Romans 6:2
“…Since we believe that Christ died for everyone, we also believe that we have all died to the old life we used to live.” 2 Corinthians 5:14
“I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. So I live my life in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
“You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the evil powers of this world. So why do you keep on following rules of the world,…” Colossians 2:20
“That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.” Romans 9:8
By: Jeremy Camp
Yes, think about Abraham, your ancestor and Sarah, who gave birth to your nation. Abraham was only one man when I called him. But when I BLESSED HIM, he became a great nation. Isaiah 51:1-2, emphasis mine
Our adversary has been busy in an effort to distract us and dull our memory of who we are and Whose we are, where we’ve come from and where we’re going. Religious spirits are experts at getting us to fear things we do not understand, compare ourselves to others, and compete with one another. That’s what religious spirits do – and they are good at it.
Even as a child, the enemy tried to subvert or supplant your view of who you are and replace it with a corrupt view of your own self, implanting painful or confusing incidents that changed your perception of yourself. He brought people into your life who treated you as though you were something you are not. They’ve released the enemy’s poison and venom and seeds of poisonous, corrupt theories of who you are in order to blind you to the reality of who God destined you to be.
Satan has tried to keep you believing his lies, but if you turn the tables on him and use the abuse he’s launched against you as a tool to bring deliverance to others, you not only conquer for yourself, but for those who will be influenced by your victory. If you tear up the roots of the lies he’s planted in your heart and replace them with the Father’s truth about you, you become an unstoppable and powerful force for the Kingdom of your Father.
There is only ONE version of the truth about you – and that is what your Father says is true. He says, “[YOU are] the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus” (see 2 Corinthians 5:21, emphasis mine). That is the truth and there are no exceptions – if you accept His Son, you are heir to His righteousness – His justification – His Kingdom.
The time has come to let go of the past; you can’t afford to allow the old lies to entrap you in any belief that does not align with the Father’s truth. You are made a new creation in Christ – a POWERFUL, UNSTOPPABLE heir of your Father’s Kingdom. You were made to accomplish and complete His will for you, equipped with all the power and authority of Heaven.
The Battle for Destiny
Yes, the enemy’s tried to stop you, but it’s nothing he hasn’t tried countless times throughout history. The Bible is filled with stories of saints who first had to overcome the relentless attacks against the destiny God had established for them.
God declared and constituted a kingship for David, a young shepherd boy (see 1 Samuel 16:1-13). It seemed unlikely to those who knew him (see 1 Samuel 16:11), but that’s what God does, and those who could not accept David’s destiny were used by the enemy to persecute him. Attempting to reduce him when David’s brother couldn’t convince him he was just a shepherd with few sheep (see 1 Samuel 17:28), along came King Saul. Even though David had done so much to help him, Saul hated David and wanted him dead (see 1 Samuel 18:10).
In David’s story, and in many others, it was the battle they fought for – the destiny God had for them, that made them who they ultimately became. David was content to be a shepherd in the fields, he was even satisfied to be just a warrior in Saul’s army, but God saw a great king and the plan that He had affirmed for his life, and He needed David to see it too.
David didn’t think he was good enough to marry Saul’s daughter or to become the King’s son-in-law. It was only when Saul pursued him and tried to kill him that David was pushed to redefine himself. Why would the enemy even bother pursuing David, unless all that God had proclaimed over his life was true?
It was when David fought for deliverance and sought the Lord – he considered the Rock from which he was cut and he became mighty in God.
Did You Know?
You are cut from the Rock of Christ, “Who is and was and who is to come” (Revelation 1:8).
Do you realize you were mined from the quarry of God’s heavenly Kingdom?
It’s the enemy’s plan to keep you focused on your earthly life with its earthly circumstances and your earthly past consisting of your earthly trials and your earthly history. But God wants your focus to be on Him – His plan and His Kingdom. He says, “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
In Isaiah 51:12-13, God says to us, “I, yes I, am the One who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear? Yet you have forgotten the Lord, your Creator, the One who stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human oppressors? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies?…”
In an instant, God can strip ANY human power of its anger and fury. He can strip them of their power to harm you, putting His words in your mouth and hiding you safely in His hand (see Isaiah 51:16).
If we will remember Who He is, what He’s done, and remember the Kingdom we are heirs to, we literally and absolutely become irrepressible. We become the unstoppable Kingdom of God!
Remember Daniel, who, though a captive of the Babylonian empire, spoke to King Nebuchadnezzar and revealed to him through the power of His God an unstoppable Kingdom that would have NO END!
In Daniel 2, King Nebuchadnezzar had a terrifying dream. He dreamt of an enormous statue of a man. The head of the statue was made of gold, its arms and chest of silver, its belly and thighs were bronze and its legs were made of iron, but its feet were a combination of iron and clay.
In the dream, he watched as the entire statue was crushed by a rock that was cut from a mountain – a rock cut by nonhuman, supernatural hands. Striking the statue, it smashed it to pieces and the wind blew away the pieces like chaff being blown away on the threshing floor. And the rock that struck the statue became a great mountain that covered the whole earth (see Daniel 2:31-35).
The king was so upset by the dream, he demanded that all the wise men of his kingdom not only give him an accurate interpretation of the dream, but, to ensure their accuracy, he refused to tell them his dream. He wanted them to tell him what it was before they could interpret it. When none of the wise men could tell him what he had dreamt, he ordered them to be killed.
Hearing the news, Daniel sought the Lord. He considered the Rock!
He said, “There are no wise men, enchanters, magicians, or fortune-tellers who can reveal the king’s secret. But there is a God in Heaven who reveals secrets, and He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the future. Now I will tell you your dream and the visions you saw as you lay on your bed” (Daniel 2:27-28).
Daniel described the king’s dream to him, and then explained its meaning. “Your majesty, you are the greatest of all kings. The God of Heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and honor. He has made you the ruler over all the inhabited world and has put even the wild animals and birds under your control. You are the head of gold” (Daniel 2:37-38).
He went on to explain the dream’s forecast of the rise and fall of empire after empire. Then Daniel said, “During the reign of those kings, the God of Heaven will set up a Kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered. It will crush all these kingdoms into nothingness, and it will stand forever” (Daniel 2:37-44).
That’s us! That is our Kingdom! Thousands of years ago, God gave the King of Babylon a dream that foretold the future, the future that you and I are living in. We are living in the time of the Kingdom of the ROCK, and we are that unstoppable Kingdom that covers the earth.
Isn’t that incredible?!
God talked to a random Babylonian king to tell him of HIS coming Kingdom. Why a Babylonian king? Weren’t they supposed to be an evil nation? Why not talk to a Jewish king or a prophet?
The Lord wanted every nation to embrace His Kingdom and get excited about His coming.
He wanted to declare to Babylon, Israel, and all the nations that HIS Kingdom would be established on the earth – a Kingdom that would reign in power over the entire world and have NO END!
We are this unstoppable Kingdom – God was talking about us!
Though a captive, Daniel must have rejoiced to see that many years from his time God would crush the kingdoms of the earth and establish His Kingdom on earth. He must have dreamt of being alive during that time and living out the revelations he saw. What Daniel could only dream about, we are living!
God Wants You To Know Who You Are!
When God found Abraham, He didn’t see just one man, He saw a Kingdom, an unstoppable Kingdom – a Kingdom that would cover the earth and have no end. He rejoiced over the spiritual and natural descendants of Abraham and Sarah. God looked into the future and saw you, and He was thrilled! He saw the great love you would have for Him and the work that you would do through that love – the power of His Kingdom covering the earth, raising the dead, healing the sick, and saving the lost!
When you received Christ, you accepted His invitation to His unstoppable Kingdom – the Kingdom He created, first through Abraham, then, finally, through Christ, THE ROCK – God incarnate.
“Consider the ROCK from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined” (Isaiah 51:1-2). He is your Father and you are His child! You were His child before the foundations of the earth were laid. You are His, and He has destined you to bring His restoration to the earth.
You are no longer simply human, you are a captive Kingdom-warrior fighting for your release. You are the plunder of tyrants to be retrieved (see Isaiah 49:25). You are the fulfillment of the promises made to Abraham and to Daniel – to the patriarchs of Heaven’s history.
Dear one, stand up – shake off the contrived and distorted image of who you are and what you are capable of – turn and face the heavens and scream, “I AM the righteousness of God in Christ!”
Declare to the atmosphere: “He who gives me justice is near. Who will dare to bring charges against me now? Where are my accusers? Let them appear!
“See, the Sovereign Lord is on my side! Who will declare me guilty? All my enemies will be destroyed like old clothes that have been eaten by moths!” (Isaiah 50:8-9).
Do not hide your face (see Isaiah 50:6). You have nothing to be ashamed of. Has any work the Spirit has accomplished in your life been too small? Even His smallest work is of great importance.
Should we be ashamed of the Holy Spirit? If we are ashamed of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, then we have allowed the enemy to deceive us. Is any manifestation of Holy Spirit too small? Is it meaningless? No!
Are you a captive of the lies of the enemy? Are you held captive by the lies of inferiority? False humility is a god-less lie that robs the Church – uproot that demon and shake it off. Apologizing for what the Holy Spirit has done in your life or doubting what He’s able to do in your future is an insult to Him.
Are you small? Do you have a small church? It is a lie!
Does God have a small arm? Does He have a powerless Kingdom? Do you see it now?
There are those who say, “Strength lies in numbers, power, or money!” God says, “NO! Your strength lies in ME! Remember ME! My righteous rule never ends!” (see Isaiah 51:6).
Let your Father uncover the lies of insignificance – throw off that junk and consider the ROCK from which you were cut.
Speaking Life Ministries
Victoria Boyson met Jesus at the age of seven. At thirteen, she started ministering using music as a platform to tell others about Jesus. She and her husband, Steve, ministered as pastors in the mid-west, but in 1999, the Lord told them to move to work for Francis Frangipane, who was extremely influential in their development as Christians and as ministers.
Victoria is a powerful prophetic voice to this generation and co-founder of Speaking Life Ministries. Based out of the Houston, Texas area, she is called to awaken and prepare the Bride of Christ for the end-time harvest and compel His Church to embrace a passionate relationship with their Heavenly Father. She is the author of The Birth of Your Destiny and His Passionate Pursuit.
Even with the overcast of darkness in this world my heart still finds rest in my King of Glory Yeshua (Jesus), I still have peace, and the fullness joy in my heart. My Heavenly Father sees to it that I lack NO good thing because I put my trust in Him and Him only, there is so much contentment in Jesus.
“All night long I search for you; earnestly I seek for God. For only when You come to judge the earth will people turn from wickedness and do what is right.”
Psalm 62:2, 5-8
“He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. … I wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge.”
Song: Psalm 62
By Aaron Keyes