“Peace I leave you, My peace I give you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful.” John 14:27
“What kind of world do you want to live in?
What are the kinds of things you hope for?
What are you trying to achieve in this world?
Do you hope for a life filled with peace and harmony?
Where can peace be found?
Is it found in the lofty hills of a monastery?
Is it found in the gathering of friends and family?
Is it found near a mountain stream?
Is it found in the practices of meditation?
Is peace to be found amid the absence of troubles?
Is peace to be found in a loving home?
Can a person conjure up Peace?
I tell you that all of these things may well give a semblance of peace, but ultimately they don’t compare with the peace that I give.
What kind of world will you find when everything is falling apart — when the nations are at war and corrupt men are at the helm?
I tell you that peace is to be only found with Me. You may travel to the deepest ocean.
You may fly in an airplane at thousands of feet; you may witness a beautiful wedding, or the birth of a child. But none of these events, no matter how beautiful or grand, will compare to the peace that I will give to you.
Has there ever been an ultimate peace upon this earth at any time in history?
No, I tell you that men have always strove against each other. Men tend to romanticize the past.
Were there ever the ‘good-ole-days?’
But I would come to give you peace this day. I would come to lift you up. I would come to set you up upon a rock.
I would come to give you peace beyond understanding. You would be given this peace and it would establish you.
You would soar above your troubles. You would be lifted up above every grievance.
For the world will never give you my peace.
Put aside your swords and weapons of war.
Put aside your hatred.
Put aside your anger and resentment.
Walk as new men and women this day. Let the music of the spheres enfold you.
Behold… the old is being done away with.
This is a new day. Walk in it!”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?
Stephen is a full-time Artist of original architectural, landscape, portrait, still-life and spiritual oil paintings, available at StephenHansonArtist.com