Child of God, you are a citizen of Heaven even while you live on earth. Your passport is stamped: HEAVEN. So why are you surprised when hell, Heaven’s enemy, targets you on earth? In 2022, may you find Peace in Christ to overcome and rule every single day!
Storms are Certain and so is His Peace
When I looked into 2022, I prophetically saw many storms with turbulent winds of trouble. For a Child of God, take heart! Trouble is our elevator upwards! Battles can only mean victories for a citizen of Heaven in 2022!
The Lord Jesus told His disciples in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My Peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled.”
First, note that Jesus said, “Peace, I leave wth you.” We do not have to search for peace. The Lord has already given it to His children.
Second, if the world’s definition of peace means “a lack of disturbance or freedom from disturbances” (Google), then why does Jesus, when offering His Peace, instruct us believers, “Do not let your hearts be troubled”?
The peace Jesus offers is not peace in absence of trouble. Trouble is the reality of being citizens of a long standing battle. Jesus plainly declared, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matthew 11:12)
Your Peace Depends on your Definition
Christ defines the Kingdom of God by its violent take over. Paul described the kingdom of satan as marked by false promises of peace and security: “While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape” (1 Thess. 5:3).
The false peace which the world offers is a safety it cannot guarantee, a health that it cannot give. Consistently calm, perfectly still waters is neither realistic nor attainable for sustained periods of time in a fallen world.
Jesus does not offer peace to His disciples that is mindless stillness. No, the peace Jesus offers is Himself! His Peace is accessible, both in calm or stormy waters, forever present in persecutions and rejections, always powerful in need and close by in great favour.
Peace in Christ is activated by our abiding in Christ. As we remain faithful before our King, steady, courageous and certain of His power, HIs love and His goodness, we are guaranteed to have victory in 2022!
Overcoming is Certain in Christ
The Lord Jesus shared honestly with His followers, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
In 2022, while trouble is certain, in Christ, we have been given Peace that overcomes the world. The word “overcome” is not something that Jesus is suggesting He will do later. No, the Lord says, “I have overcome!” He has already done it!
As Apostle John testifies, “You are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). If we abide in Christ, we shall overcome every trouble this year may bring as we remain certain of the forever Goodness of our loving God.
Beloved saint, in 2022, our Lord promises three clear things: Trouble, Peace and the Dominion to Overcome in Christ. May we have Victory in every step as we abide in the One we adore!
To hear our Crossover Word from Prophet Shyju, click here. To enjoy the accelerated Word of the Lord for 2022, you can find this sermon on the Shyju Mathew app. To hear a New’Year’s exhortation from Prophetess Tiny Mathew, click here.
On behalf of all of Revive Nations Ministry, we bid you a very Happy New Year to overcome with Peace through Christ in 2022!