Questions for Consideration

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them..,Eph 5:11.

I cannot shake it. Something very sinister and diabolical is going on and a dangerous precedent is being set. “They” were successful at getting the world to cooperate by using fear (and group think) of a “deadly virus” to implement more of their agenda, part of which is to destroy America and remove this president by attempting to get the people do to it this time through election. CoVid-19 is a real virus and it is making people sick and some are dying. We are told this virus is three times more contagious than the seasonal flu. I do not wish to make light or seem insensitive. Perhaps this has it you close to home. There are people really struggling with this virus and others have lost loved ones to it. Or, maybe you are a health care worker and in the midst of it every day. However, there is major overreaction to this virus around the world, not just our country. The reaction and the overreaction are what I have been blogging about. When you focus your attention on a problem, all you see is the problem and the possible consequences of that problem and it can become very overwhelming. That is one reason we are exhorted in scripture to focus on Christ and focus our minds on the things listed in Philippians 4:8. The overreaction to CoVid-19 is fascinating, especially when compared to other things that cause death. Look at the numbers and do the research for yourself.

We are told to “Social Distance”, “Shelter in Place”, “Stay at Home”, “Isolate”. No, not the most vulnerable to this virus, but everyone! We are told not to touch each other, keep six feet apart, don’t go to a restaurant and sit down and eat. Just to make sure you don’t we will close all of them with the fear of penalty if they disobey. Don’t meet as a church congregation or in groups of more than 10. Just so you don’t, we order churches to close. You must isolate yourself. Be in a 14 day quarantine if you have been certain places.

CoVid-19, even if you do come down with it, which currently only .026% of the US population has, there is only a 1.5% chance of it being fatal! A 98.5% chance of survival. Dr. Saphiere has said that we are seeing some positive signs that the virus is not spreading as rapidly as it has. This virus would have to be 466 times worse than it is right now to equal the number of cancer deaths in the US alone! Now, if you have a compromised immune system, like having 3 or more preexisting conditions, as Dr. Birx said, you very well could have serious complications and your chances of dying are greatly increased. That is also true of other viruses, like the seasonal flu, which a minimum of 23,000 people have already died this flu season in the US according to the CDC.

We are told we may be a “carrier” of this deadly virus and not even know it. Therefore, we could infect others and we wouldn’t want to do that. There is some truth to that. We are told the virus can live on paper and counter tops for days. I would think then that everyone or at least half of the people on the two Princess cruise ships would have contracted this virus and most of them died, but they didn’t. 

Look at it from a different perspective. Using fear to epic proportions, telling us that we may be a “carrier” that controls our movement, who we are around, eating at a restaurant, if we can conduct business or attend religious services….think about that! Think about the implications it is having right now and the possible future implications! For many, it is worth destroying our economy and people’s livelihoods, or is something else going on? A worldwide financial pandemic is being created. 

Many of us are told to go home and stay there. It is for your “safety” and the “safety” of others, they say. Remember that. 

Why is over one-third of the world’s population (nearly 3 billion people) on lock down due to this virus when so many other things are more deadly? This is more people than were even alive to witness World War II. Take India for example; India has a population of 1.3 billion people and they are on a national lockdown since Tuesday, March 24. Do you know how many people are infected with CoVid-19 in India so far? 874 and 20 have died out of a population of 1.3 billion! Yes, the numbers will increase. India has over 400 fatal traffic accidents every day. I’ve been there, I can see why! That would be over 32,000 deaths so far this year.

Let’s contemplate some questions and of course there are many more. Way more. Too many for this already very long blog post.

Why are only “essential” businesses allowed to be open and who determines what “essential” is? Who picks and chooses which businesses are allowed to be open and what workers are allowed to work?  The essential and the non-essential….give that some thought! 

Why are churches told to close, but hardware stores and furniture stores are allowed to be open? Oh, churches are not essential…that’s right. Just meet online; while offerings plummet, people suffer, and some church doors will be closed permanently (some need to be). But not to worry, we will encourage people to keep giving. How’s that? People are losing their businesses and their jobs! Where is the money to give supposed to come from? 

Jesus said He was building His ekklesia and the gates of Hades would not prevail against it. According to Jesus the Ekklesia is essential. He will take care of His own without government help. God’s Kingdom economy is not affected by the world’s economy.

Why is Google and Facebook right in the middle of all this? And, why is Facebook deleting some posts about CoVid-19?

Why are we being pushed to use technology right now? Virtual classrooms, virtual church, virtual work, virtual communication, etc. Who monitors and controls all this? Who can shut this all down in an instant?

Why is our government paying people to stay home and not work, no really?  

Why are we destroying an amazing economy over this, that will no doubt, cause more of a health and financial crisis around the globe than this virus? 

Why is the middle class being especially targeted? Why are many small businesses being destroyed?

Why is there so much government control and take over being allowed to happen, even during a Republican controlled Senate and White House?

Did you see the Virtual Town Hall on Fox News? Why did the President say there were “doctors” who wanted to shut down the country for two years? Two Years!! Experts they say! We should listen to the doctors and experts! Why do we automatically listen to and obey doctors?  I am thankful we have the absolute best medical care in the world. I appreciate doctors, nurses and all health care workers. They work hard and do the very best they can, but they are not God. They do not have all the answers nor all the remedies.

Who are the so called “experts”?

Why does our government listen to the globalist World Health Organization led by Dr. Tedros who is a Marxist? Why did the expert Dr. Fauci throw a fit yesterday at a news conference when asked about the W.H.O. and his friend Dr. Tedros, the director-general of the W.H.O.?

Why did our government pass three “emergency relief ” bills totaling 3.5 trillion dollars? And, why is this last bill called “CARES Act”, full of pet projects and pork? (CARES Act sounds similar to Affordable Care Act) This bill is the largest so-called stimulus relief spending bill in our history, 2.2 trillion dollars and our politicians are sending large sums of it to other countries for other purposes. They are talking about a fourth and fifth phase of “stimulus”!

Why is the government willing to give 11 billion dollars from this “CARES Act” to ADF and the AfDB that help fund development and poverty eradication efforts in Africa. And, the IDA (a subsidiary of the World Bank) that gives to poor countries in general. There is too much waste and garbage in this bill to list here.

Why is the Fed pumping 4 trillion dollars of liquidity into the system and printing money when we are 23.5 trillion dollars in debt now?

Why did the president say that 24 trillion dollars of debt was the point of no return?

Why did Nancy Pelosi try to get “digital money” in the relief bill?

Why did all this happen so fast…or did it?

If this is really about health and safety, life and death, why is our government giving 500 billion dollars to the airline industry and only 100 billion dollars to hospitals in the 3rd “relief” bill?

If it is about health, why do they allow so many dangerous toxins in our consumer products? Why do they allow so many chemicals and toxic junk in our food, water and air? Why do they allow so many dangerous medications that have severe side affects? Some that cause suicides and death.

Why is very little done about the epidemic of illegal drugs that are killing people?  Why do some Liberals want to legalize drugs and have an open border policy? Why? I bet they like closed borders now especially since the top four hardest hit states are liberal border states (New York, Washington, California, New Jersey).

If it is really about health, why are 1,660 people dying of cancer each and every day in America? 133,000 so far this year! We have not shut the country down to get this under control or for any other disease.

Why do we allow 3000 babies to be murdered every day in the US, if this lock down is about health and safety? That’s approximately 240,000 so far this year!

Why are some gun stores being shut down? 

Why is there a threat of shutting water and electricity off in some localities for non-compliance of closing your business? In some areas people can be fined for disobeying stay at home orders? 

Why are criminals being released from prisons and the police being told to stand down in certain places?

Why is it that during a crisis, legislation is enacted, rules are made, guidelines are published, but once the crisis is over much of these laws stay in place permanently?

Why did all this happen in an election year in the US after three years of trying to remove this President from office when most people vote according to the economy?

Why did we have to act with such speed and urgency?

Why do most of our local authorities use for Coronavirus models to make such decisions as stay at home orders when this model was made by Democratic activists and is filled with bogus data? 62% of the infected are in four states, but still many communities across the country are on a lock down. 

These are just some of the things we know….what do we not know?

I have a few more questions. I will start with this one; Who benefits from all this? 

Who is behind limiting our freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of movement?

Who is behind strangling our finances and retirement accounts?

Who’s agenda are we cooperating with?

Why do Globalists and Climate Changers want population control?

Why has Socialism, Marxism and Communism killed so many people? 

NO! It is NOT about the virus and it is NOT about our health or safety. There is a diabolical agenda at play. I will not be a willing participant.

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them..,Eph 5:11.

May everything come to light. Ekklesia arise and come to maturity. True apostles and prophets come forth! We were created for such times as these. This is a time to deepen your fellowship with the Lord. Know Him, His voice and His ways and be obedient from the motivation of love. 

But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says,”Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.” Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is, Eph 5:13-17.

In the midst of all I mentioned here, God is at work in His people and in the nations. He is restoring us to His original design. Our identity and purpose are being restored. Authority is being regained. Ekklesia is coming back. Normal church life will not work any longer, it was never intended to. The foundation of the Ekklesia, true apostles and prophets are coming forth and the Cornerstone (Jesus) is manifesting Himself differently. A great harvest of souls will come to America. A RESET is coming! You can choose to participate in this or watch from the sidelines. I choose to participate. 

Reside in the place of peace and rest. 

Joe Nicola

Our President is Back!

If you didn’t watch the Fox News Virtual Town Hall with the President today, I will fill you in. The President is back! As I mentioned in a previous blog he seemed to be under the influence of so-called experts and a Jezebel spirit. We prayed, decreed and prophesied in our ekklesia assembly last Wednesday and this past Sunday and we have now seen a turn. Thank you, those of you who also prayed.

The President today pretty much admitted to being influenced to shut the nation down and then he said, “and we are supposed to pay people not to go to work!” Amazing! Sounds like Liberal-Socialists-Globalists-Communists working behind the scenes. He mentioned two or three times that he knows some “doctors” who want to shut the country down for two years. It is not a coincidence that Dr. Anthony Fauci has been missing from these addresses. I also mentioned that something was up with this doctor.

Getting people back to work and the country moving again is what the president spoke about the majority of the time. He said the cure is worse than the virus! He said he wants to get the country back open by Easter. That’s 2 1/2 weeks, much better, but still too long in my opinion. He talked about people falling to depression and suicide if this continues. He mentioned more people will die this year due to the flu. Much of what he said is what I have been saying and we have been praying about.

The Surgeon General said today that 90% of the people with symptoms being tested for CoVid-19 do not have it! He also said, as we already know, 98-99% will recover even if they do get it!

Dr. Birx (WH Virus task force doctor) said yesterday the majority of the mortality coming from Europe are over 50 and having three or more pre-existing conditions.

By the way, the Liberals are trying to put all kinds of Socialistic junk in this 3rd stimulus bill like pieces of the Green New Deal. Keep praying and decreeing the will of God. Also pray for our mayors, governors and county executives, that are making decisions locally. The Lord has allowed us to partner with Him to turn the heart of kings like channels of water! As the Ekklesia comes into maturity, it will be leading the nations.

Joe Nicola

The Reaction is Worse than the Virus

Why are we allowing a virus with a 1.33% mortality rate to cause fear, worry and anxiety that will have long term affects on people? Why are we destroying our economy and forcing people into hiding for a virus that has a 98.67% survival rate.

We are sequestering the healthy instead of the most vulnerable. Take a look at how the Netherlands are responding. The over reaction caused by fear to this virus will be worse than the virus itself if not stopped very quickly. The government is taking more and more control of our lives. People are so willing to give up freedom for the threat of their health and fear of death without taking a look at the facts, only by what they are being told.

Is the virus even the the issue causing all this? A question that needs an answer. The statistics of this virus do not substantiate the reaction to it. No one wants anyone to get sick much less die. I do not want to sound insensitive, however, we need to look at facts and seek truth. We should NEVER be led by fear nor panic. It causes people to say and do irrational things. Here are couple real stats happening every day in America; 1,660 people die every day from cancer. Over 606,000 Americans will die this year from cancer and we are in fear and panic, shutting down our nation and destroying our economy for a virus that has killed 15,430 people worldwide and 473 in our nation, so far. It would have to be nearly 40 times worse than it is right now world wide equal all of the cancer deaths (606,000) in the U.S. alone. A lot of people, no doubt, but no where near cancer deaths or abortions, which are near 3,000 a day in the US and 125,000 a day world wide.

The cruise ships are a good example of how CoVid-19 has affected people or not affected people. Here is what Dr Amesh Adalja, with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, told Business Insider about quarantining passengers on a cruise ship allows “the virus to literally pick them off one-by-one”. “The whole idea of the cruise ship quarantine was ill-conceived, and the resultant slew of infections it spawned was completely predictable,” he said. Slew of infections? Anytime you put thousands of people in a very close proximity you could have virus spread. Cruise ships are notorious for sicknesses. If we take a look at the stats from two cruise ships that had a CoVid-19 outbreak which had mostly elderly people on them we will see that the “slew of infections” of the “highly contagious virus” does not materialize as being reported. (See the PowerPoint stats at the bottom of the CoVid – 19 page. It has been updated).

We need to pray for our politicians as they are making these decisions that affect every person. The fear, worry and anxiety are real and they too will have lasting health effects. The Family of God needs to be engaged and available for people at this time. We will need to be creative with a “Stay at Home Order”. There will be a re-set in much our our nation and the world which we at NCM have prophesied for a couple years. It is needed. Many things need to change. Some churches will not make it and close their doors. Some small businesses will not make it either. There will be some permanent change, some good and some not.

During the Great Recession there were between 10 – 14,000 suicides. Scripture tells us, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken, Luke 21:26-27. Serious situation as 132 people die by suicide every day in America already.

Our enemies, both spiritual and natural, are watching how this affects us and how we handle this. They are taking notes. This could be, no, this should be our finest hour. Jesus said He was building an Ekklesia, not a church. Churches are closed. The Ekklesia is not. This is the time for the Ekklesia to rise and decree the will of God. This is the time to act for God. It is not a time to party and ride it out if you part of the Ekklesia. Everyone has a place on the Net if you remember the vision, if not it is located on the Prophetic Words page of Do not abdicate the authority the Lord has entrusted you with at this time.

Those who have been building their lives on the Rock will survive any storm. This who haven’t, well…

“Those who have been seeking My kingdom and My righteousness…those who are invested in My kingdom will be taken care of”

Joe Nicola

CoVid-19 – updated

Not everything is what it appears to be

3/20/20  AM

Ever since this Coronavirus (CoVid-19) hit the news I have been intrigued. I have watched how it has spread and what has been said about it on the news and by so called experts. Something about it captured my attention and I followed the website with all the statistics from John Hopkins. When we prayed in our assembly about it, I said we should pray, but not only about the virus but because of the fear and panic it would cause. Well, that has certainly been true. Fear is a great motivator, just not a good one nor the right one. As God’s sons we are not to be motivated by fear. For that matter, we are not to be motivated by any emotion. We are to be led by the Spirit of God and motivated by love, which is not an emotion.

On Wednesday, March 11 the World Health Organization (notice who this is) declared CoVid-19 a global pandemic. That evening President Trump spoke to the nation. In my opinion he made some good decisions to help keep the nation safe. He also, spread fear and panic. Everything changed since that speech and things kept getting worse. As we know, there was immediate reaction from that Wednesday evening speech. Governors and mayors across the nation responded by taking more and more control. Fear and panic spread like wildfire. The NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLB, all sports delayed or postponed their seasons People rushed to stores clearing shelves, (of toilet paper!). The stock market began to drop and has since lost several trillion dollars. The Fed dropped interest rates to zero. The economy is crashing, people are losing their jobs, and we are in a national lockdown. We are told not to gather in groups of 10 or more. Schools are forced to close and some for the rest of the year. Churches are told not to meet. Government offices, libraries, movie theaters, restaurant inside seating, all closed. We are told to retreat to our homes and now some cities are completely locking down. The governor of California issued a state-wide “stay at home” order. Not much different than martial law, which by the way, the National Guard has been mobilized to help with medical, for now. All this happened very quickly, much in less than a week! Every hour of the day things are changing. Now the government is going to spend around a trillion dollars and send checks out to nearly everyone to “stimulate” the economy! I was warned in a dream several years ago about how fast things would change. As I drove down a street gas prices were $2.89 per gallon and as I continued to drive, in just a matter of minutes, gas jumped to $7.65 a gallon. This had to do with how fast things will change. When it comes to our health and the fear of death, it gets people’s attention and they are quick to give up freedom and agree to things they ordinarily wouldn’t. Fear causes us to make quick and irrational decisions. At this time, as in all times, we must be led by the Spirit of God.

Let’s look at this enemy virus that is supposedly the reason we are in a national lockdown and that our politicians are wrecking our economy over. As of this writing, the total number of people who are infected with CoVid-19 worldwide is 246,275. Those who have died, 10,038 and 86,086 have recovered. The global population is 7.6 billion (7,600,000,000). Those who have died so far make up less than .00015% of the world’s population. Those who are infected make up less than .0035% of the total population of the world. Even if you do not believe the numbers of infected are accurate let’s times it by 10. That would mean out of 7.6 billion people on the planet there would still only be 2.46 million people (less than .03%) would be infected with a virus that has a very good recovery rate. Now this is still a lot of people and we do not want anyone to get sick much less die from this virus or any virus for that matter. Even at this number the percentage is still incredibly low. They are telling us that some people who contract this virus have no symptoms at all and others have very mild symptoms and those symptoms are very similar to the flu. If no one told us this virus was out there, would we have even noticed it during our regular flu season? At this point, I don’t think we would. The numbers will go up as more testing is available and with all the fear and panic out there, those who have a sniffle or headache will want to go to the hospital and be tested who otherwise wouldn’t.

Here are the current numbers in the USA; 14,250 are infected, 121 have recovered and 205 have died. 74 died in Washington state, 38 in New York and 18 in California for a total of 130. These numbers will go up. The population of the USA is 329 million (329,000,000). That is less than .005% of the total population in our nation that is infected at the present time. That is five thousandth of one percent! Let’s say that number of infected is multiplied by 10. That would be 142,500 people infected. That may still be too low so let’s multiply it by 20. That would be 285,000 people out of a population of 329 million. That would still be less than .09%, nine hundredths of one percent of our population with a very good recovery rate. If we saw 3,290,000 people infected with this virus that would be 1% of our population. A serious pandemic was the Purple Plague of 1918 that affected 25% of the US population and killed 50 million people worldwide. Some other numbers for perspective; 44 people are murdered every day in America. 2,000 babies with some estimates as high as 3,000 are aborted every day in the US alone. Each day more than 90 Americans are killed in car accidents and 130 deaths by suicide. From October 2019 through March 7, of this year 22,000 to 55,000 have died from the seasonal flu in the US. You have a better chance of dying from the seasonal flu, a car wreck or being murdered on the street than you do of dying of this virus at this point. Again, the numbers will go higher. The normal flu, pneumonia and any other viruses are always dangerous to the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

Eyes are on Italy where there is a “major break out” of this virus that everyone is saying is so serious and that we do not want that here. First, the USA is not Italy in terms of population demographics and health care. Let’s look at those numbers. Italy has a population of 61 million with 41,035 people infected which is less than .07% of their population with a great recovery rate! I left China and Iran out of this equation simply because I do not believe we have any accurate numbers to work with from those two nations. Could this virus get worse? Sure, it could, so could a lot of other things. Something else is going on here. I am reminded of a dream I had of a ship that broke in half in the middle of the sea as I was watching from the sky, I saw one guy in the water with a lifejacket on. I then went from the sky to being that man. I then heard the voice of God say, “It is not what it appears”. The past couple days I have been hearing this phrase by Rahm Emmanuel that was initially spoken by Saul Alinsky in his Rules for Radicals, “Never let a crisis go to waste”. America is a great and powerful nation that is no match economically nor militarily for any other nation. The way to destroy America is from within. This is Satan’s age old tactic, I will convince them to destroy themselves. Exactly what he did with Adam and Eve in the Garden. We are in an election year no less! Most people vote based on the economy. We went from an amazing prosperous economy to now what will be a recession…if we do nothing. We better know that the Liberals, Marxists and radical Muslims are taking whatever advantage they can and our enemies are watching how we handle this. The virus is not ruining our economy, our politicians are…all of them, Republicans and Democrats alike. Why? Fear.

We know the media survives on fear and they are the absolute worse in fear mongering. However, when the President speaks it makes a huge impact. He is under tremendous pressure. Making decisions like he has with the many voices speaking to him is incredibly tough. I cannot even imagine the pressure he is under. I have felt ever since last Wednesday he has not been himself and he is listening to so called experts (like Dr. Fauci) in an attempt to make our nation safe. The long term effects of fear and panic that is damaging our economy will be worse that the virus. By the way, fear, anxiety, worry and stress serve to lower our immune system making us more vulnerable to sickness. What does scripture exhort us to think on? Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by l prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you, Philippians 4

The President appears to be under some kind of Jezebel Spirit of delusion. The Ekklesia is needed in this time. I received a word last Wednesday that I mentioned on Sunday morning; “I am mobilizing my army to be at the ready, like Minutemen”. President Trump, Vice President Pence, the Cabinet all the advisors need our prayers and decrees. President Trump can rise above the noise of the many opinions and the deluding spirit of Jezebel and lead as he is called to do in this hour. The government has a job to do and so does the Ekklesia and they are not the same but, they do complement one another. This could be a major shift for America. We could go one way or another. There could be some “re-sets” if we engage and pray according to the will of God from a place of peace and not out of our emotions. We can depart from this “crisis” better than we were when we went into it. It is God’s will and we have the honor and privilege to partner with Him to accomplish His will. We were born for such a time as this. 

By the way, this is nothing compared to what is coming. 

Joe Nicola

PEACE is a Divine Weapon

This is a repost of a blog I posted in January 2016. With fear permeating the world and our country due to a Coronavirus, COVID-19, this message is more relevant than ever. When people are fearful they need truth and peace. The Family of God is the place they should receive the truth. Too often, the world finds Christians in just as much fear and confusion as they are like they did during 9-11. Being anchored to Christ Jesus is peace because He is The Prince of Peace. The government has a responsibility during this health issue, however, the Ekklesia has a responsibility as well and they are not the same.

The Apostle Paul, in closing his letter to the Romans, gives a warning in chapter 16:17-18. He said to “…keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.  For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting”. This sounds like a warning that would be given today. One we should take note of.

God of Peace

After he said this, he then praised the Romans for their obedience and exhorted them to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil. He then followed that up with a promise; The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you, Romans 16:20 (NASB).

The God of peace? He could have used any one of the many names or references to the Lord, but the Holy Spirit through Paul chose, “the God of peace”. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. Why peace?

2 Corinthians chapter 10 tells us that we have divinely powerful weapons of warfare at our disposal. These weapons are not according to the flesh or carnal in nature. 2 Corinthians 6:7 says we have weapons of righteousness. God has given us weapons that do not make sense in the natural or by human reasoning. Peace is one such weapon. Peace is part of the armor of God in Ephesians 6:15, shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Our feet shod with peace gives us a firm footing and keeps us stable and steady.

In Philippians 4:7 the Bible says, the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Jesus said in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful”. If Jesus said He is leaving us with something you can bet we will need it. He is also saying in this passage that if we receive His peace it will keep our hearts from being troubled and fearful.

The current events of our time is causing many to be anxious, worried and fearful. These are some of the weapons of the domain of darkness used against the people of God. The world and it’s systems are shaking. I am so thankful that the Lord has given us a Kingdom that cannot be shaken!

The peace of God is not a luxury for us, it is a necessity in this hour. Philippians 1:28 tells us, in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. Notice it says that a lack of being “alarmed” is a sign of destruction for our opponents. Residing in divine peace when there is chaos all around us is a sign to our opponents that they are finished! Amazing!

Take note of this verse in Revelation 4:6, before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal. A sea of glass like crystal is a metaphor for what is calm, at peace and rest. There are no waves or even ripples causing any kind of worry or anxiety whatsoever. God is at peace and rest and He rules on His throne from peace and rest.

in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God, Philippians 1:28

Divine peace is an internal state of being, it is not contingent on outward circumstances. Jesus was in peace even in the midst of His arrest and His crucifixion. Regardless of what is going on in our world or all around us we can dwell in divine peace and rest of heart and mind. This is the true sabbath rest the Lord has for us.

Peace is a divine weapon that our opponents have no answer for.

Not only can we dwell in this place of peace and rest but we are to rule from that place. The Bible tells us that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places. We are to rule with Christ over the earth from a place of peace and rest not worry or fear. Fear, worry, and anxiousness will cause us to misinterpret what the Lord is saying and showing us to do.

The more we know the God of peace the more of the peace of God we will walk in. Peace is a divine weapon that our opponents have no answer for.

Joe Nicola