“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
God never wastes anything and as we start to come out of this crisis nothing has been wasted if, through it all, we as individuals and church, can see and say:
God You are enough. We need look no further than you.
When we only look at and decree God’s word we do not fan the flames to re-empower the already disempowered Satan as seen at the cross.
When we look at and decree God’s words we do not invert the order and authority that God has designated in Genesis.
When we look at and decree God’s words we do not start to idolise any thing other than Him as was seen by Hosea.
The world will look under rocks and draw out the filth and slimed to broadcast and make media trophies of.
The world will point finger, denounce, blame and curse.
“Blessed are the peacemakers.”
God only gives revelation.
We must guard against the temptation to use information gleaned by men as our revelation to what we believe.
There is no higher truth than scripture and that word has the power to be in our mouth.
“See that no one leads you astray.”
We represent Christ on the planet and are chosen to not be distracted but to break open expectation.
We are empowered by the Holy Spirit to carry the Water of Life.
God is now labouring to reveal to us that we are not alone .
“For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Jesus is at the well and spiritually equipping us with the buckets to reach into the water.
He has raised the water table to being abundance within our reach. His expectation is for us to drink, to be refreshed and overflowing that others might be refreshed too.
It is the time for the thirsty, parched and barren to be quenched and alive.
The illustration shows us bathed and immersed in the Holy Spirit. Filled to overflowing in the river of living water. Our well spring reflecting the source and the light for others.
Five Scriptures that come to mind:
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”Matthew 5:9 ESV
“And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”Matthew 24:4-14 ESV
“Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.”Isaiah 42:1-4 ESV
“For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.””Revelation 7:17 ESV
“For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.””Jeremiah 31:25 ESV
The song Touch of Heaven. Josie Buchanan