Having therefore been justified by faith, peace (shalom) we are having with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also our entree we have as a permanent possession into this unmerited favor in which we have been placed permanently, and rejoice upon the basis of hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1 Kenneth Wuest Translation
Praise God we HAVE PEACE(SHALOM) WITH God the Father! Hallelujah!!! You know the greatest thing to me about it is, WE HAVE IT!! He’s not going to give it to us, WE HAVE IT! Whether we know it or not WE HAVE IT! Whether we are conscious of it or not, WE HAVE IT! It’s our’s and it is a gift from God the Father and the Bible tells us that the gifts and callings of God are without repentance. That word repentance is the Greek word metanoia. It means to change one’s mind. Poppa is not going to change His mind about the shalom He has given us thru Jesus Christ. And once again this shalom is not any old kind of shalom. It is HIS SHALOM. Let’s look at Jesus’s Word to us.
“What I am leaving with you is shalom — I am giving you My shalom. I don’t give the way the world gives. Don’t let yourselves be upset or frightened.” John 14:27 Complete Jewish Bible
The very same shalom He Himself has The same completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord is ours as a present and continual possession. You need to possess your possessions. If a friend you trusted told you they had placed ten thousand dollars in your bank account, what would you do? Well since we have today’s technology all you would have to do is pull up your bank app and check your account to see that the money is there BUT what even caused you to check your bank account? You acted on your friend’s word! Something believers need to realize is that Jesus is not just their Lord and Saviour, He’s also their friend. Let’s take a look at Jesus’s Word again to us.
“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his Master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from My Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 NIV
Do you see the love and respect Jesus has for us? Do you see the ‘sameness’ that He and the Father treat us with? Jesus said EVERYTHING that I have learned from My Father I have made known to you. The Father is not treating Jesus one way then treating us some other way. The Father is not giving Jesus first class miracles over time and material and space and then giving us some kinda of second class left over blessing or miracles. As a matter of truth Jesus said that the person that believes on Him even greater works than He did they will do because He is going to the Father. So what needs to happen? Our minds and consciousnesses need to be renewed to this sameness. To the truth that we are JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST.
- Everything He has WE HAVE!
- Everything He can do WE CAN DO!
Why? Because we are doing it WITH and through Him. It’s really Him! We cannot do it apart from Him but WITH Him we can do all things as He infuses strength into us for ALL THINGS!!! If you are not on fire by now as they say, ‘your wood is wet.’ The Father loves us and gives to us all things just like He has given all things to Jesus! Look at Jesus in the Word talking to the Father about us.
“I am in them and You are in Me. May they experience such perfect unity (with Us) that the world will know that You sent Me and that You love them as much as You love Me”. John 17:23 New Living Translation
As Brother Hagin would say, “Ohhh if this truth would ever dawn on you!!!” That you have the same rights and power and authority and ability and standing with God the Father as Jesus Himself. This is what it means truly to ask in His Name. To ask with a view towards all that Jesus is in the Father’s eyes and the Father’s estimation of how precious Jesus is to Him and you are in Jesus so you too are that precious to the Father. Asking in His Name means knowing that the Name is yours personally and you have full rights and authority and permission to use it for yourself, your family, your friends, and people you come in contact with just like Jesus!!!
Now, the Lord of the (Shalom)peace Himself give you [that Shalom] peace [which He Himself has] always in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Kenneth Wuest Translation
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!