WE HAVE A COVENANT OF PEACE
The first time I find the mention of the peace is in the sacrifice. Let’s take a look at the true meaning of a peace offering.
A peace offering in the Old Testament was a voluntary sacrifice of thanks, praising and giving thanks. Shalt sacrifice … thy peace offerings…: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. (Ex 20:24)
Our covenant is a covenant of PEACE and Jesus is our peace offering (sacrifice)
I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light (demonstration and revelation) of the Gentiles; (Is 42:6)
1. To open the blind eyes,
2 To bring out the prisoners from the prison,
3. TO (BRING OUT) them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Our covenant is a covenant of PEACE. It will open blind eyes and set people free.
It looks like this is what happens in a revival!
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me (WITH JOY)
to preach the gospel to the poor;
1. he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
2.to preach deliverance to the captives,
3. and recovering of sight to the blind,
4. to set at liberty them that are bruised,
5. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19)
Our covenant is GOOD NEWS!
God wants us to have all we need and desire so that we can have peace and bring peace to others.
Is 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings (we demonstrate that good news)
1. that publisheth peace;
2. that bringeth good tidings of good,
3. that publisheth salvation;
4. that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
In this scripture it shows us that salvation is peace! It is peace because of our restored relationship with God. We now can change any of our circumstance that don‘t line up with the word to be made JUST and RIGHT. Salvation here is the Hebrew word, ―yeshooaw.‖ It means saved, deliverance, victory, prosperity, health, and welfare.
Jesus took on the cross the punishment that we needed to have PEACE.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows…But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Is 53:4-5
Peace is a result of the finished work of Jesus. Peace is a power that works through our righteousness. When you know who you are in Christ because of what He did for you, then the fruit of righteousness will be peace.
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. (Is 32:17)
It is soooo important for you to understand and walk in your righteousness (in Christ).
We have a covenant of peace on earth as long as we are here, no matter what part of the timetable we are in. There is no need to fear what is happening on earth because when we are kingdom-minded and righteousness-minded, we will enforce the goodness of God on earth. We have a covenant of peace.
(be not removed) neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD. (Is 54:10) My covenant was with him of life and peace (Mal 2:5)
Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them… My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Ezek 37:26)
Our covenant of peace is our feet walking in authority
Jesus came to guide our feet into the way of peace. In the redemptive work of the cross, Jesus put all things under his feet. (Luke 1:79) (1 Cor 15:27)
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church (Eph 1:22) We are the body of Christ and our job through the Holy Spirit is to put all things under our feet. Every enemy of sickness, disease, poverty, lack, fear, all enemies.
For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. (WE ARE HIS FEET)
This is what Jesus did as a covenant of peace (1 Cor 15:25) The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me (WITH joy) to:
1. preach good tidings unto the meek;
2. he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
3. to proclaim liberty to the captives,
4. and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
5. To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,
6. and the day of vengeance of our God;
7. to comfort all that mourn;
8. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
9. to give unto them beauty for ashes,
10. the oil of joy for mourning,
11. the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
12. that they might be called trees of righteousness, (we are trees of righteousness)
13. the planting of the LORD,
14. (WHY) HE MIGHT BE GLORIFIED! (Is 61:1-3)
He told us to GO into all the world….. and …signs would follow us.
Peace is part of our ARMOR, IT MAKES YOU strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might and makes you stand against the wiles of the devil.
Excerpts from “Feed My People Joy” copyright 2012 http://www.crosspointpublishing.com
If you were to die tonight, do you know where you would go? The Bible says all have sinned and the result of sin is death. But WHOEVER calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. I am a “whoever,” and so are you. Call on the name of Jesus right now. “Father God, I accept the free gift of Jesus and make Him Lord of my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and show me how much you love me. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
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