HAPPY WITH CHURCH TONIGHT
“So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it Jehovah Shalom – The Lord Is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites” (Jdg 6:23)
Our prophetic prayer meeting was very good. It was easier than other times. The anointing was flowing like oil. Praise the Lord! We have entered a season of peace. Jehovah Shalom shall reveal Himself to us in a new way. We are tired of troubles. Peace shall reign in our lives. What does it take to enter peace and prosperity? We know that there is no peace for the wicked (Is 48:22). The unbelievers do not know the way of peace (Rom 3:16, 17). We shall walk in the ways of holiness and we shall behold the glory of the Lord. We shall not only dream of peace but we shall have it! In Jesus name, amen!
In Judges Chapter 6 we meet a servant of God called Gideon. His people suffered greatly under the oppressors. The country experiences lack at three levels: food, freedom and fruitfulness. In desperation, the people cried to God! God answered their prayer. Lesson no 1: God invented prayer! God answers prayers! God answers especially the desperate prayers of His children! We need to pray more not less!
Gideon raised an altar to Jehovah Shalom (The Lord is Peace). God was pleased with that. That night God gives him work to do. Lesson no 2: when God gives you work to do, your reward is great! God tells him to destroy his father’s idol dedicated to Baal. Gideon does not waste time. He destroys the idol that very night. The next day, his family and all the people were angry and could have killed him. But Jehovah Shalom was there to protect him and to promote him. This total and instant obedience to destroy idolatry pleased God! He promoted Gideon to be the new position as ‘the supreme court judge’ of Israel.
Lesson no 3: Obey God’s Word, totally and instantly and you shall have peace and prosperity. God hates idolatry! “Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips” (Ex 23:13)
An idol is anything that makes you laugh or cry. It can be material or spiritual. It is something that takes your time, your money, your strength and your emotions. It is what you love too much outside God. It is what entertains you. (For example: I heard that some pastors hire comedians in their churches. If you have attended any service like that and you have laughed with the comedian, you have shared in their idolatry. God cannot bless you with peace and prosperity).
In Christ I declare: My body, soul and spirit belong to Jesus Christ my Lord. My laughter is sanctified. My weeping is sanctified! I love God with all my heart and with all my soul!
It is time to repent. May God have mercy! Jehovah Shalom must be honored! We speak peace over our lives, our marriages and over this land! Jesus is Lord!