Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

“9) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)

There is the world’s system and there is God’s system. The world’s system isn’t fair and will never be fair because it is operated or controlled by the devil and his cohorts. Therefore, you can toil for thirty years and yet have very little. Or you can be employed at the same place for thirty years, do quality working for three different jobs/positions (while being paid for only one), complete and submit more than twenty applications, yet never be promoted because the devil is a trickster that neither has the propensity for nor interest in being fair. It was this type system that had Jacob toiling for his relative more than 25 years yet only Laban had evidence of wealth. It wasn’t until Jacob received revelation from GOD and determined to act on it, thereby moving into God’s system, that circumstances began to change in Jacob’s favor. Nevertheless, even after all of the trickery of his uncle, it was Jacob who was despised by his Uncle Laban’s sons. Here’s the thing: when you and I decide to adhere to the Word of GOD (comprehension) and do or act in His way (application), we may expect to be viewed as peculiar.

Nevertheless, faith stands with feet firmly planted on the Word of God. It may even seem to be that chaos is all around but if you Psalm 91 (dwell in the secret place of the Most High God), no weapon forged against those reconciled unto the Family of God by the blood of Jesus will prosper and we will refute every tongue that accuses us because such is our heritage says the LORD (Isaiah 54:17). I’ve made-up my mind, “God said it; it is true unto me by the Blood; so be it!” We set our face like flint. Believers are a peculiar people because we operate by God’s system of doing things. We don’t care what it looks like in the natural realm, we call things that be not as though they were. The finished work of Christ Jesus has stacked things in our favor; the Blood bestowed covenant kindness and covenant favor. The promised Holy Spirit dwells within and amongst us (Galatians 3:14). The wisdom of God is upon us because we have the mind of Christ (1Co 2:16). The power of God is within us because we have part of Jesus’ Anointing (Ephesians 3:20; Philippians 4:13). The sacred Ministry-of-Authority in the Name above all names has been given unto us (Luke 10:19). The Angels of God go before us and prosper our way (Genesis 24:40). “The Blessing of the LORD makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with itProverbs 10:22 (MEV). Faith believes; faith speaks; faith takes! All to the glory of GOD.

Speak the promise . . . Harriet