The Father's Heart Revealed By Kristi Highwalker
SHALOM: Peace No Matter What
This morning I keep hearing over and over-Shalom-Shalom - is a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility.
Then I kept hearing SHALOM PEACE: NO MATTER WHAT....
NO MATTER what I offer you my shalom peace-with nothing missing from your life and nothing broken, my children, my children, enter my Shalom. NO MATTER WHAT... Please know and understand this set back is my setup for the comeback and to comeback must you first enter into my SHALOM... YOU MUST GET IN YOU NO MATTER WHAT!!!
The meaning NO MATTER WHAT when QUOTED means:
The common western definition of peace is — the absence of conflict or war — but in Hebrew it means so much more.
“Shalom” is taken from the root word shalam, which means, “to be safe in mind, body, or estate.” It speaks of completeness, fullness, or a type of wholeness that encourages you to give back — to generously re-pay something in some way.
True biblical shalom refers to an inward sense of completeness or wholeness. Although it can describe the absence of war, a majority of biblical references refer to an inner completeness and tranquility.
In Israel today, when you greet someone or say goodbye, you say, Shalom. You are literally saying, “may you be full of well-being” or, “may health and prosperity be upon you.”
BOOM! Why I see now he is instructing me upon SHALOM today, lets begin to bring forth his words to us of SHALOM which in just saying it decrees HIS will of health and prosperity unto the speaker and hearer.
Did he not tell us in Job 22:28-30
28 You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God's favor] shall shine upon your ways. 29 When they make [you] low, you will say, [There is] a lifting up; and the humble person He lifts up and saves. 30 He will even deliver the one [for whom you intercede] who is not innocent; yes, he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands. AMP
If this is the way we understand biblical peace, then suddenly many verses take on a whole new meaning. With this Hebrew thought of shalom in mind, let’s look at a few common Scriptures about peace:
Numbers 6:23-26 “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them: The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’”
The context of the Aaronic Blessing is, God told Aaron to bless Israel with peace while they were getting ready to go conquer the Promised Land. If peace means “the absence of war,” then this doesn’t make sense, since they would soon be destroying cities. God was referring to an inner peace and completeness brought on by sharing in His countenance and His protection. That was the blessing that Israel needed! And this is the blessing that the world is needing in this time.
Peace in Israel
Israel was to rarely experience times of outward peace, but even in the midst of battle, they were to have an inward rest brought on by the presence of the Lord, regardless of the outward circumstances — so it should be for us as well.
Look here in Psalm 122:6-7 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.”
Today many are praying for the peace of our nations and the nations around us, to the rising threat from this corona virus and the enemies assignment for destruction and the battle of fear that comes with it.
Psalm 122:6-7 should serve as a prayer for our spiritual revival. Verse 7 says that we are praying for peace within Jerusalem’s walls and palaces. That is where true biblical peace is found — within.
So, as we declare Shalom, we begin to call upon the inner peace in which we need to be a wall around us, and released prosperity into and through us.
Pray for the fullness and completeness of Jerusalem. Can I say here today, pray that there may be such wholeness and safety found in the children of God and the nations, that it overflows to others.
I declare unto you this day, because of this SHALOM peace found in us, as we decree from that position, may will come to the saving knowledge of our savior Jesus Christ, for in HIM is only peace found.
Are you ready for the multitude and adding to the church daily, the hour is here, the setback was a setup for a KINGDOM COMEBACK!
What did Jesus say about peace?
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
In this verse, Jesus is not referring to mediators or political negotiators, but to those who carry an inward sense of the fullness and safety that is only available through sonship with God.
In the biblical Hebrew understanding of shalom, there is a point at which you have so much shalom that it spills out from you and is repaid or delivered to others. And so, as you make others peaceful and inwardly complete, that makes you a peacemaker.
Jesus said these peacemakers will be called sons of God. Jesus was called the Son of God. By sharing God’s uncontainable peace with others, we become just like Jesus.
Did he not tell us in John 14:12 the things HE DID we shall DO and greater!
There are many other examples worthy of study regarding shalom. Peace is so much more than the world’s one-sided definition. We must find our understanding of it through the Bible, from the God of Israel. We will need the true meaning of Shalom in the days ahead.
Today I decree The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’
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