This morning during my time of prayer I was led to pray for a specific situation but I did not know who it was for….later in the morning I was looking at various post, one of which is from an international prayer group that I’m a member of. A particular prayer request jumped off my phone and it dawned on me that I was praying for this young man. I will not disclose his name but I’m sharing the comment that I sent him because maybe it will encourage you today especially if you are praying or looking for PEACE…
(Insert your name here), remember that at that time you were separated from Christ [excluded from any relationship with Him], alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise [with no share in the sacred Messianic promise and without knowledge of God’s agreements], having no hope [in His promise] and [living] in the world without God. But now [at this very moment] in Christ Jesus you who once were [so very] far away [from God] have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is YOUR PEACE and our bond of unity. He who made both groups —[Jews and Gentiles]— into one body and broke down the barrier, the dividing wall [of spiritual antagonism between us], by abolishing in His [own crucified] flesh the hostility caused by the Law with its commandments contained in ordinances [which He satisfied]; so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thereby establishing PEACE.
Ephesians 2:12-15 Amplified
This verse is not an allegory. It means that Jesus, Himself is your peace. The recreation of your spirit can NOT be undone, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit for the day of His return. Spend time specifically in Paul’s Epistles meditating on who you are In Christ. Your position and the delegated authority is revealed by the Holy Spirit through Paul. Bind those negative thoughts and demonic spirits from harassing you and spend more time in Ephesians and Romans. The Holy Spirit will confirm the Word that you study in your spirit. Prayer unaided will not break the oppression that is coming against you. I prayed for you this morning and did not know your name. God loves you and you are not alone. Currently the spirit of Antichrist is unleashing many great attacks throughout the world using fear to rob Believers of their faith. Put on the whole armor of God and recognize that you are well equipped to not only stand against the attack but God has equipped you to defeat the devil and be an example and testimony to all the people that know you. You are not alone. Everyone one of us is doing the same thing right now…allowing the light of the gospel/ the good news of Jesus Christ to shine through us to illuminate the world. Light always pushes back the darkness. Stir yourself up and mediate on God’s love and faithfulness. The same POWER that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in YOU!!!!!! We’ve never seen REAL power before. Shine my Brother in Christ. Shine!
The simplicity of the good news:
Now brothers and sisters, let me remind you [once again] of the good news [of salvation] which I preached to you, which you welcomed and accepted and on which you stand [by faith]. By this faith you are saved [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose], if you hold firmly to the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain [just superficially and without complete commitment]. For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to [that which] the Scriptures [foretold], and that He was buried, and that He was [bodily] raised on the third day according to [that which] the Scriptures [foretold],
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Amplified