• Ilina Elena

Jehovah Shalom (New Place of Peace)

A revelation came today. The man of God came to the place called "Jehovah-Shalom".

Try to see this. When I asked the person to explain to me in more detail, what kind of place it was, he could not. Because this is God's revelation.

I can't ask in an earthly way - where it was, tie it to geolocation, what the landscape was, what kind of Angel - most likely, the prophet will begin to lose power. Therefore, I don't «attack» with my curiosity. You shouldn't get attached to anything. The revelation is losing its power. Many people start to turn on the Internet right away, they want to check everything. These are spiritual thieves. Don't do that.

This is a bad quality. You will be rejected not only by people, but also by Angels. Therefore, you better stand still, listen to the Lord and seek your way. Sometimes I try to ask if I don't understand. But often the prophet himself doesn't understand - he is releasing things for you. Therefore, the reasons why many don't receive revelations - they have an earthly mind. They need a "tie" to the ground. To reach the treasure by illegal means. There is only one honest way - when God gives you a gift.

If you steal other people's revelations, you will forever speak other people's revelations. In order to release your own revelations, you have to be a man of high nobility and honor. God's man “doesn't claim someone else’s territory,” he dominates his own. In this sense, Paul is saying that “he doesn't boast in another man's sphere of accomplishment», because God had given him“ to reach you ”. This was his Apostleship.

“The man of God came to the place called“ Jehovah-Shalom ”. It is very important. Only one Scripture place says Jehovah Shalom. "Peace to you! Do not be afraid, you will not die! " - these words were addressed through the Angel of God to Gideon. These are powerful words. The Lord said to me: “Peace be with you! Do not be afraid! You'll not die!" I think it's a blessing to come to this place of Shalom.

This requires self-control. Before the Internet era, it was a little different in churches. Confessors, priests received confession of the people's sins, which is now unpopular. In many churches this is not practiced any more, and that is not the way. Because, first of all, this is Scripture. Second, the Apostles, before baptizing people, asked their confession. Third, the Scripture teaches in the New Testament that we should confess our sins to one another and to the priests, because the Blood of Jesus Christ washes us.

When a man is on his death bed sick, it is desirable for him to confess his sins to the elders, especially on his deathbed. This must be done and practiced. When a church practices confession, it is constantly cleansed. But many churches don't do this, I think the reason for this is ignorance, as well as the fear on the part of the priests - because they will have to confess too. The priest first offered a sacrifice for his own sin, and then for the sins of the people. Likewise, churches that practice confession are churches that “go poor” for the sake of the strength. They keep moving in a broken spirit, moving in strength, because they understand that their weakness is their strength.

The "stars", which "accumulate" their "stardom", are in a very dangerous position, because every man is a sinner. When a man doesn't confess, he simply risks falling very seriously one day. Therefore, I encourage you - confess. It is not dangerous to confess in our church. The priests don't change their attitude towards you. This is very valuable. Such a church stays in the Word and is being washed by the Blood, in the stream of Christ's Blood. Be washed with the washing of the water through the power of the Blood of Christ!

Self-control is not just a loss of something. Today God's people have lost their fear - they often watch content that seems to make them knowledgeable. Sometimes we go into territory that is not just sinful, but it's not useful - it steals time. It is curiosity, but it was because of curiosity that Eve fell. It was interesting for her to listen...

Therefore, self-control sometimes seems to be a non-beneficial affair: it seems to you that "life is passing," but the Scripture says that "self-control is of value in everything."

It is very important to restrain from certain things. An abstinent person seems to be very poor. The world enjoys sin, fun, sweets, while we seem to have a "grey life." But, in fact, this is a big error. When a man abstains, but doesn't live according to the Spirit, then you have it neither here, nor there. But to abstain for the sake of Christ brings you righteousness. And a righteous one is strong as a rock.

The world is shaking. Cities are the most dangerous places on earth. Every day we face many dangers - the pursuit of enemies, the fear of losing our job, being left without money, ruining our health ... That is, there are fears all around. And under this stress we live in cities. We sometimes "knock down" control and begin to taste what we should not.

Therefore, self-control is essential to revelation. Self-control is the protection of an area that should only receive revelation in our spirit. It protects revelation.

Therefore, chastity can't be without self-control. This is the reason. You are chaste because you are abstinent. Therefore, especially those people who seek for more in Christ, and not just maintain the "status quo" - they seek intimacy with the Lord, they seek a living relationship in love, and not just in faith and keeping the commandments, they want to flow the path of life. So they need to understand that self-control is important.

Today there is such a false understanding of freedom, when you can, as it were, do whatever you want, because the Lord “forgives” and “washes” it all.

Thus, sort of a "church sectarianism" has developed, when the "churchmen" don't have spiritual wealth, but at the same time they don't sin. Such a person is uninteresting, he is empty, he dries up. He observes things, but lives not by the Spirit. It's just a very uninteresting life. He has nothing to tell. He can't talk about the spiritual, he doesn't know how, and he doesn't know another life either, because he is afraid to go to hell. Being in church and stay unsaved is the worst madness ever! Being in church all your life and stay unsaved is scary.

Therefore, those of you who abstain - know, "abstinence is good for all things." "Add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self –control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love."

Self-control is a path of love. An unclean person can't abide in love. You can't be unholy and love. You will love for yourself. This is all the vile face of "churchianity" - people shy away from such an idea of ​​God and they do right. Living by the Spirit is the highest creativity, the highest quality of life.

"Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites, and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord."

An impoverished church.

The Midianites came and plundered Israel when the harvest came. They attacked with their troops and took everything. Then they feasted again and waited for Israel to work again.

Today we can likewise watch an impoverished church. All things in the church are in a mirror image - the more it is drawn to wealth and to the material, the poorer it becomes.

This can be seen in Christ's words: "you say you have become wealthy, but you don't know that you are poor." This is the focus of the modern church on the material things. Today we listen to preachers, they promise job, knowledge and business if we "stay on their channel."

Imagine - the Lord who created the heavens and the earth is so “interested” in our business so that we succeed, that we don't get sick and eat quality food! As if Jesus died for our bellies and for our happiness! It's amazing how the church has become impoverished! The more she talks about material things, the more poor we find ourselves - "Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites."

"And the children of Israel cried out to the Lord." This is important. Today I would ask the Lord to “press” as much until the church cries out.

Carelessness and indolence - absence of awakening. When Jesus came to Israel, He also saw an incredible desolation. Can you find where the epicenter of revival was? When even Zechariah the priest was numb from the coming of the Angel, because he did not believe! Where was the epicenter of revival? – There was none!

Jesus came into the very darkness. He came to the temple, to His place, the House of the Father, and He had to make a whip of cords to drive out "impurity" from there. But Jesus made a revival - right in the middle of the darkness!

What could He do? Waste all! And He had only Himself. Here is His Body, here is His soul, here is His spirit, here is the relationship with the Father. Everything, there was nothing else. He had no education, business, acquaintances. All He had was His Body and His faith.

He made a whirlwind. You have to spin the wind. You need to get it from somewhere. You need to open the way for the wind. There are places where the wind doesn't blow - it's too deep, it is a dead end. In order for the wind to blow, you need to open the dead end, knock out the bottom, break that walls. To have a draft, you need to either open the windows, or knock out windows and doors. Here we need to do something similar: "knock out" something, "destroy" something.

“And it came to pass when the children of Israel cried to the Lord because of the Madianites, that the Lord sent a prophet to the children of Israel, who said to them:“ Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: “I brought you up from Egypt and brought you out of the house of bondage; and I delivered you out of the hands of the Egyptians and out of the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out before you, and gave you their land. Also I said to you: “I am the Lord your God; do not fear the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell”. But you have not obeyed My voice ”(Judges 6:7-10).

The modern church has become impoverished. I see serious impoverishment. There were movements that were really born of the Spirit - like Jesus People, prophetic movements. And the real prophets would rise. I think now there are prophets as well.

And so the Lord said: “I brought you out” - drug addicts, miserable women, the weak, the sick, etc., - I delivered you out of the hand of the oppressors, gave you the land, but I told you not to honor the worldly gods, that is, not to focus for worldly purposes. I don't think Israel directly worshiped Ashtoreth and Dagon - I think they combined that with worshiping God. Somehow they connected these images, connected matter and Spirit. God never was in this conjunction - He says, “you do abominations, because I will never “marry” Dagon or Ashtoreth. These are My enemies. And you worship them along with worshiping Me! "

“Also I said to you: “I am the Lord your God; do not fear the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell”; but you have not listened to my voice”(Judges 6:10). That is, God announces the reason for the impoverishment: "You serve mammon." You ask, “How do I serve? I don't serve it directly, silver is not my god!" But to "move" God in this direction, to "push" theology there, "to press" for it, to gather prayer meetings around it. I think this means serving mammon.

God says, "You didn't obey." That is, first the prophet came and said. It is not clear which prophet, but although this is the Book of Judges, a prophet came - this is very interesting. This means that there were prophets in Israel during the time of the judges. He spoke the Word to them. And after that came the Angel of the Lord.

Look: there came “the cry of the impoverished Israel”, then the prophet comes, declaring to them the Word - the reason, and then the Angel of the Lord comes.

“Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat under terebinth tree, which was in Ophrah,