Restoring“ShalOM”Living in the Powerof God’s Peaceby Pastor Lee
Gen 1:1-21:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was overthe surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hoveringover the waters. NIVTohu’ Va bowhuwOT:8414 lie in waste,worthless, desolation,confusion, empty placeOT:922 became formless, caused to be void,empty undistinguishable ruin:OT:2821 Destruction, death, sorrow, wickedness,made dark, witholding light
Ezek 28:13You were in Eden, the garden of God; everyprecious stone adorned you:Ezek 28:17Your heart became proud on account of yourbeauty, and you corrupted your wisdom becauseof your splendor. So I threw you to the earth;Isa 14:12You have been cast down to the earth, you who oncelaid low the nations!
Gen 3:14-1514 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Becauseyou have done this, "Cursed are you above all thelivestock and all the wild animals! You will crawlon your belly and you will eat dust all the days ofyour life. 15 And I will put enmity between you andthe woman, and between your offspring and hers;he will crush your head, and you will strike hisheel. NIV
Luke 10:17-197 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord,even the demons submit to us in your name.“ ……. 18He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning fromheaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample onsnakes and scorpions and to overcome all the powerof the enemy; nothing will harm you.Rom 16:17-20watch out for those who cause divisions and putobstacles in your way that are contrary to the teachingyou have learned. Keep away from them. . . .The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
PEACE - NOUNThe GOD OF SHALOM WILL CRUSH SATANeirene (i-ray-nay); New Testament Greek equivalentof Old Testament Hebrew word:• OT:7965 shalowm (shaw-lome); safe, well,happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e.health, prosperity, peace, great, (good) health,peace (-able, -ably), prosper (-ity, -ous), rest, safe(-ty), welfare, (all is, be) well, wholly.
To DO Good . .. . .WE MUST UNDERSTAND SHALOM AS VERB:Peace, Peace: An action leading to the resultShalom, Shalom: A verb, leading to the noun.This is God’s direct response to Satan’s Destruction in thebeginning!To “Do Shalom” Verb form: make restitution; makerecompense, requite, make good, cut away wrong,“to destroy the anarchy around you that brings confusion,anxiety, and disorder.1 Cor 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion (disorder)but of peace….. (in context of spiritual gifts - divisions)
1 John 3:7-10“The reason the Son of God appeared was todestroy the devils work”.Joshua 1:3 “Everywhere your feet shall tread, I willgive to you!”Isa 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are thefeet of those who bring good news, who proclaimpeace, who bring good tidings, who proclaimsalvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
GOD OF PEACE will soon CRUSH satan…. ???WE have AUTHORITY to Trample on Serpants(anarchy, anxiety, rebellion, confusion, etc..)HOW?“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit hascome upon you” (Acts 1:8).“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spiritand with power, who went about doing good andhealing all who were oppressed by the devil, forGod was with Him” (Acts 10:38).
TRUE PEACE DESTROYS THE ANARCHY AROUND YOU(the work of the devil) THAT BRINGS ANXIETY,DISORDER, CONFUSION – WHEREVER YOUR FEET GO!SHALOM IS THE PROCESS THAT BRINGS THE RESULTOF COMPLETENESS, WHOLENESS, SOUNDNESS,NOTHING MISSING, NOTHING BROKEN, PEACE
LIVING IN “ACTIVE SHALOM”• Rom 12:14-19 (to the CHURCH)14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and donot curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice;mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live inharmony with one another. Do not be proud,but be willing to associate with people of lowposition. Do not be conceited.• 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be carefulto do what is right in the eyes of everybody.18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you,live at peace [ peaceably] with everyone.
Eph 6:10-18 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mightypower. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can takeyour stand against the devils schemes. 12 For our struggle isnot against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against theauthorities, against the powers of this dark world and againstthe spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Thereforeput on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evilcomes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after youhave done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with thebelt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate ofrighteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with thereadiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In additionto all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you canextinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take thehelmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is theword of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with allkinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert andalways keep on praying for all the saints.
In speaking and in action we should be BEDOING: Shalom! “May the darkcircumstances around you be cut away,destroyed”LIVE PEACEABLY: in other words: As much asyou have the ability, Live in a way whichdestroys anarchy, anxiety, confusion, division,chaos
Luke 1:79 JESUS CAME“to guide our feet into the path of peace.““GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THECHAOS, ANARCHY, CONFUSION, AND ANXIETY IN THISROOM!”Matthew 5: Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS….Matt 10:34-35"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. Idid not come to bring peace, but a SWORD. (Judicial variance,distinction between what is coming and what NOW exists)John 14:277 Peace I leave with you; MY PEACE I give you. I do not give toyou as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled anddo not be afraid.
Isa 26:3You will keep in perfect peace[Shalom] him whose mind issteadfast, because he trusts in you.