A Different Kind of Peace
By: Susan Deborah Schiller
“Ask me and I will tell you some remarkable secrets about what is going to happen here.” ~ Jeremiah 33:3
I asked God to show me the future – what I should be believing for and working toward.
The first thing I saw was a company of people walking in unity. They were Peacemakers – men, women, and children who were not tied in any way, shape, or form to the world's system. They had lost their hunger and thirst for power, control, money, etc. Instead, they hungered and thirsted for righteousness.
Everywhere they walked it was like a Dawn coming to the earth as darkness disappeared. They ruled, even in the midst of their enemies.
The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of Your enemies." – Psalm 110:2
In meekness, they turned enemies into friends. Walls went down. No more political and religious factions. No more racism or cultural and social barriers. They were like soldiers, but they warred from a place of rest. They advanced by retreating.
Papa, how do we begin?
“When troubles come, bringing worries, doubts, and fears, learn to war from the place of rest. I say these troubles are just small practice runs! Learn to stand your ground in peace and to fight and advance in rest.”
Papa, what do we need most?
I have given my peace to each soldier and with it they establish peace. Continue building the wall of righteousness. Where faith abounds, love abounds still more. Is there anything stronger than love? ‘Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest is love.’
Righteousness will be restored, addictions broken.
Values will be established in the local schools. It will be a system of righteousness. Righteousness, joy, and peace will prevail.
There will be unity. Renew your hearts and minds. As you think and believe, so it will be. Simply believe and unite in prayer – you can have whatever you ask for.
Will you ask me for big things? Will you humble yourselves, forgiving each other from your hearts so that the true unity may be your weapon of righteousness? Or will you lose this opportunity to wage war against the enemy of your souls?
I believe it is your choice – the destiny of the earth, not just your city and country, is in your hands. If my people will humble themselves and pray there’s nothing that will be impossible for them. But when I come will I find faith, or fear?”
Papa, there are so many of us who don't know who to trust. Where do we begin?
It's a surprise, Little One! But here's a sneak preview:
“When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. But Jesus was saying, ‘Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves. And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him… the soldiers also mocked Him… one of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him…. And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into your hands I commit My spirit.’….”
Death came to take Him, but the curse was reversed and Jesus took the keys of Death and set all captives free.
I see Papa! There is going to be a Great Reversal! Even as we feel we are dying daily, even when the nails pierce our limbs and our ragged breath sears our lungs, it's not the end. It's only a new beginning!
So Papa, this great company of people are the ones who are, right now, going through death, is that it? We have been surrounded on all sides by wolves. We have been terrorized by our own people, our own families and friends. Some of us have been left for dead. We've been accused, lied about, abandoned, and forsaken.
Stripped, beaten, and left for dead. But we have not given up. We still believe in Kindness and desire Truth!
There are small bands of us here and there. Survivors. Victims for a short time. But we are learning to rise up. Our Bridegroom – Christ Jesus himself – is calling us to rise up, like Lazarus out of the grave clothes.
We are using God's Word and Promises to establish his rule, even in the midst of our enemies. We are each learning to do this in our own lives. We rule in the midst of our enemies.
> > > Writing Prompt: How can what you write today cause you to rule, even in the midst of your enemies. Which enemy is glaring you in the face today? Is it lack? Is it poverty? Is it failing health? Is it persecution? Name your adversary. And then turn your face to heaven and write what Heaven is telling you. Use the four questions of the wisdom compass to help you. Decree God's Word until it manifests, even knowing that the full manifestation may appear in your children's generation.
Moses never entered the Promised Land, but he saw it and he led his people. Some of us are like Moses, in our generation. We are climbing the mountain and seeking His presence, decreeing what we see and hear. We are passing these truths to the next generation. Some of us are like Joshua and Caleb who boldly led a new generation, post-slavery, into the New Age of peace.
Slavery in 19th century America didn't end in a single generation but there did come a day of liberation. What God has been showing me is that there is a divine acceleration as freedom is fought through the generations in various ways. I believe I will see whole cities set free in a day. I am also believing for nations to be free.
I am a peacemaker, and for right now that means conflict as the last bit of darkness resists the advancement of Light. My weapon is God's word, and mighty double-edged sword it is, for I have first had to fight the enemy within me before I could see victories around me. Some of the answers to how I did this are found in the comment section below.
For more info on what this company of people look like, sound like, and act, their way of life is described by Jesus in Matthew 5-7
With all my love,
Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.
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