Joy and peace of the Lord is our strength…

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God’s supernatural power, joy and His Shalom (peace) is what enables us to endure and to live this Christian life, the way that it was intended by God to be lived…

John 14:27; 16:33
14 Jesus speaking: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, give I unto you.”

16 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace.

In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid!”

Please note that these are not just polite suggestions, but they are commands from on high, from the Master Himself, that we are NOT to let our hearts be troubled or afraid, and that we are to be anxious for NOTHING (Php 4:6)!

These are things you don’t learn just by reading a book, not even by reading the Bible; but they have to be experienced.

Having head knowledge about God’s Word, having memorized Scripture, alone by itself, does not replace the need for experiencing the reality and power of the Scriptures being activated in our life, as we step out upon them in faith!

In order for us to do this it requires that we cast the TOTAL of our life and also our life circumstances – including the present trial or storm that you’re having to endure – completely and totally upon God’s Word; it means that we trust the Lord with ALL of our heart and that we lean NOT upon our own understand (Prov 3:5)!

This requires much more than just having head knowledge and our giving intellectual accent to hIstoric facts and spiritual truths; rather in order for us to experience these things, it will require an absolute and complete paradigm shift in the way we live our lives!

Graham Cooke

Joy puts you out in advance of something, whereas negativity puts you behind something.

You see, joy is a lens. Jesus said,

“My peace I give you, not as the world gives,”

and He talked about peace as being something that could help you to overcome.

Anxiety puts you under something, but peace always lifts you above it.

From THE PORTLAND SESSIONS: SCHOOL OF PROPHECY

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Ps 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!

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Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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