In a world of uncertainty God wants His people to walk and rest with certainty. “Have I not written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge , That I might make thee know the certainty of the words (sayings) of truth.” Excellent things means triple and a three-fold measure.
Scripture speaks of faith, hope and love; the truth, the way and the life; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; little children, young men, and father’s; outer court, holy place, holy of Holies, Father’s see the end of sin from the beginning.
The measure He gave us is the Gift of Christ in us. The knowledge of His Glory shall cover the earth. The glory IS Christ. It is amazing how some words in scripture may not bring clarity or certainty until you look at their meaning. In Psalms 89:44 it says, “Thou HAST made His Glory to cease.” Sounds like to stop, but actually it is the word Sabbath and means to REST. Christ is our resting place.
When they opened their treasures in Christ they sat at His feet, worshiped Him, talked and communed daily about the gifts and callings so graciously given in love unquenchable, unconditional, and unlimited. Knowing now with certainty the look of joy on His face. No troubled sea, anchored in hope, and the warmth of His love beating my heart. Glowious!!! Yes, that is what I wanted to spell. Always-N-Joy … Joanne
We were told by many preachers before us, your Lamb shall be perfect without spot or blemish. God even told Abraham walk before Me and Be thou Perfect. Sounds exactly like walking in Holiness. Genesis 17:1 & Exodus 12:5
CROSS-WORD Perfect in the Old Testament means complete, whole, innocent, without blemish, righteous, without spot. Yes, the Lamb of God was described that way for us. We are one with Him and share as a joint-heir to all that He is we are now in this world. 1 John 4:17
Love this CROSS-WORD in the New Testament … Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our “OFFENCES” and was raised up again by/in the Spirit of Holiness for our justification. Romans 1:4
Offences means a lapse or deviation from the truth & righteousness, to fall beside the Way to deviate from the righteous path, trespass, sin or fault. Galatians 6:1 reminds us that if a man be overtaken in a fault restore that one IN the Spirit of Holiness. And when we were dead in offences He HATH quickened us together with Christ and raised up as one joined to one spirit, by the grace of God. Christ our Righteous Gift. Romans 1:4 & 5:17 Now to walk with joy and peace with Him in the cool of the day and in His Spirit of Holiness.
Forgiving others is not hard … Worry increases pressure … prayer releases peace. My Simple Prayer this year … Father God, I need your “help” today and so do they.” I also substitute the word “help” and replace it with mercy, love, peace, truth, or grace. When we put our problems and theirs in God’s hands, He reveals His love and we feel His peace in our hearts.
The enemy was a liar from the beginning. Christ has been placed in us and is also a picture of the great hail that came to remove the refuge of lies. The Spirit of the Lord is our refuge. There were NO punctuation marks in the Old or New Testament and in Isaiah 59:19 People have given the “enemy” power sayin’ when the enemy comes in like a flood. Really!?! The enemy has no power and when he came with his lies, LIKE A FLOOD THE SPIRIT of TRUTH raised up the standard of the Lord the Spirit of Christ and His Holiness!! Now to walk in peace and calm assurance!! Oh thank you Lord for your marvelous works. TGIF – Thank God It’s Finished!
One of my favorite verses is “Mercy and Truth have met together; Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other.” Psalms 85:10 The word “kissed” shows us union with God our Father.
Kissed means put together as one and joined mouth to mouth. “All the words of HIS mouth are in righteousness.” Proverbs 8:8
The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Spirit of holiness which He placed within us. Relax, refresh, and refocus on Christ in you His gift. Awake to righteousness means to return to soberness of mind knowing Christ is your hope.
“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:13
Christ is the beginning, the end, and our blessed hope anchoring our hearts in unconditional love and peace. It is amazing that in this verse where it speaks of “hope to the end” … the words “to the end” means perfect man. Psalms 37:37 Tells us to, “Mark the perfect man because the end of this man Christ Jesus is the Missing Peace.”
Your Peace Matters! … Always-N-Joy is meeting the need of every sorrowing heart by shining the light on the Lamb of God and the Eternal Covenants of Mercy and Peace. That our hearts may rest knowing His perfect love without fear.
Love is God … Life is God … Light is God. We live IN Life, not just life living in us. Love, Light and Life flows through us as it does all of creation. One Love. One Life, and One Light sealed and guaranteed with the life and death of the Lamb of God. When did this happen? We are told from the foundation of the world. Why? So we can rest with peace in a perfect calm assurance. Yes, Our Prince of Peace finished it so we could know His unconditional love without fear. There is joy and peace when we believe. Job saw the joy upon His face. We are reminded that the joy of the Lord is our strength and joy was upon His face when He rendered unto all mankind His gift of righteousness.
Render means to bring back, return, restore, and refresh. Our Peace Matters! His works are glorious in holiness, and prepared for us before we ever began our journey in this life. Take the plunge! Always-N-Joy, Joanne
Job 33:26; Matt. 13:35 & 25:34; Hebrews 4:3; Revelation 13:8; Ephesians 4;5; Philippians 1:27; Romans 5:17