Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Praise the Lord, Beloved of God!
Abba Father was blessing me out of the Psalms this morning when this passage of scripture jumped out at me. Specifically, the phrase " Righteousness and peace have kissed each other." That phrase is a binary truth:Truths presented in pairs within the same verse or passage. Each component is designed to energize the other. There is exponential power latent within each truth that is released. But they must be released in the correct order and proportion. Notice the scripture reads "righteousness and peace", not "peace and righteousness". And that is what was quickened to me! It is about being "in right standing with God": righteousness! That is our position in Christ through faith in Him. It is no good thing we have done! It is a completed work of Jesus Christ, Sar Shalomn,The Prince of Peace. Out of our blood-bought, blood-washed relationship with God we then enter into peace. Peace with God, Jehovah-Shalomn, for He alone is our peace. Indeed, He is the "author of peace." There is synergy between righteousness and peace: They have kissed each other! There is just something about having a clear conscious toward God that allows one to tap into peace way down in your spirit! This morning I thought about how, though one may be in the middle of a storm, he or she can still have the peace that God gives. Peace that passes all understanding! Yes,that one may not have all her "i"'s dotted or have all his "t"'s crossed, but they are pressing toward the mark of the prize. God is holy! And because she or he is "the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus", that one can call forth peace. Oh, bless God! It is one of the fruit of one's born-again spirit. There is peace in the midst of the storm not because you are in the eye of the storm, but because you are the apple of God's eye! You are in right standing with God and that is paired with peace. That is the Word and God's Word is Truth! Even as I type, Abba would have us to look at the first clause of this scripture, the other binary truths: "mercy and truth". Jesus,The Way,the Truth, and The Life , came that we might come into relationship and sonship with Our Father in heaven. The truth IS, we have obtained the mercy of the Lord! All things are working together for the good, storm or not! Mercy and truth all yoked up together. Righteousness and peace in a holy kiss. It is a Divine Romance, bless God, and He wants us right in the midst! Beloved, in this world we will have tribulation. It is the nature of the beast: Literally! Be not deceived. But be of good cheer, Jesus has overcome the world! And that makes you an overcomer! Remember who you are, KNOW who you are in Christ Jesus! "He is kept in perfect peace,( 'shalomn-shalomn'), whose mind is stayed on You". Think on God! Be strengthened, be encouraged, and be empowered! Receive the POWER released in the Divine kiss of righteousness and peace. I am for peace! "Righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.", belongs to us! (Romans 14:7). Seek them out as your inheritance. Hear what the Spirit is saying!
Let me hear what God the LORD will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
Heart peace be to you,