Reformation Entry #4
Updated: Dec 16, 2019
December 10, 2019
Be led forth in Peace.
Isaiah 55:12 "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”
Reformation and change doesn’t require humanistic hype, anger, or extreme attitudes. In fact if we set our eyes on Jesus, the greatest reformer of all time, He rules in Peace, He’s the Prince of Peace.
Psalm 34:14 "Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”
We are called to be led forth in peace. We are called to seek and pursue peace.
You will find that the prophet Samuel in the First book of Samuel, grew up in the Lord’s House in Shiloh. Shiloh means peace. Samuel grew up in peace, he dwelled in peace. It was from and in peace that Samuel was raised up, grew in The Lord, and heard God’s voice accurately. It was from dwelling in Peace, in the House of the Lord, that Samuel had keen vision as a Seer. Samuel learned the Lords ways, His peaceful ways, early on. Samuel was raised up by God to lead a reformation, starting in the House of God and into the entire nation of Israel. I’m convinced that Samuel’s main heart posture and atmosphere around him was God’s presence, God’s peace. As God uses you more and more to speak up for the broken hearted and be a voice of reformation in our Nation and World, let it spring from a place of peace. Remember the battle belongs to the Lord. Rest as our Heavenly Father makes the evil of our day a footstool for our feet.
The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” - Psalm 110:1
So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty. - Zechariah 4:6
Let the Lord’s Spirit do the work. Even through the drastic and dramatic change we see all around us, in church, in politics, in business, in governments, dwell in God’s peace. Let His peace be your norm. Don't let the dramatic condition of others around you cause you to step out of His peace. Choose to ever dwell in God's peace, make it your home.