Listen to the Word of God. “Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace. To this day it stands…” God said to Gideon, “I am with you, mighty warrior… Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand… Am I not sending you?… I will be with you… Peace, do not be afraid” (Judges 6:11-22). At God’s command Gideon gave the 300 men a trumpet and a lamp with a torch inside. As they shouted, God gave the Midianites into Gideon’s hands. They routed their enemies and saved the nation. During Gideon’s lifetime, the land enjoyed peace for forty years (Judges 8:28).
Jehovah-shalom is one of the covenant names by which God has bound Himself to us. Receive Ezekiel 37:26. “I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant.” Ephesians 2:14 says, “For he himself is our peace.” We have all the blessings of shalom in Jesus in covenant with Him. He lives in us to keep His covenant of total peace, all the peace we need for security, welfare, and well-being, not just the absence of strife or struggle or fear. Shalom is wholeness, safety, joy, health, and soundness of our spirit, soul, and body.
Stand in God’s provision of positive good condition, success, and comfort. We have the benefits of His covenant of peace in harmony with ourselves, with God, and with others. Be blessed with full assurance God has everything under His control.
Jesus in you, our Prince of peace, means that we are settled and at rest in an unconcerned state of blessedness in Him. He is the government of peace in our life. He alone is our true shalom, our complete and total fulfillment. Be blessed that the Person of peace, our hope of glory, lives in us and cannot leave us.
When someone asks you, “How are you doing?” answer honestly, “It is well,” regardless of our circumstances, because it is so. Be blessed with God’s unshakable peace from the inside out, as our heart knows His fullness.
Be blessed with God’s design and purpose for us in Christ, in total oneness with Him in every way. Be blessed to know the healing power of His presence and His restoration of every broken place. His mighty power is giving us victory over every enemy through His light that shines out of our broken earthen vessel.
Be blessed to be whole in spirit, soul, and body in harmony with God’s peace and His purpose for your life. He brings us the greatest and deepest measure of satisfaction, fulfillment, and completeness that we can possibly know.
Be blessed in the name of Jehovah-Shalom (Judges 6:24).
Taken from You Are Blessed In The Names Of God page 138-139. © Sylvia Gunter 2008.
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