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Peace isn’t just a warm and fuzzy feeling, God’s peace is a powerful force! In part 8 of The God Plan, learn how peace can establish you in God’s perfect plan for your life.

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Announcer: Why live a normal life when you could be living the abundant life? Welcome to the Abundant Life program with Ashley and Carlie Terradez.

Ashley: Hello, and welcome to the Abundant Life. We’re so glad you’ve joined us today in the lounge. We’ve got a great program for you today. We’re going to be looking at God’s peace today. God’s peace is powerful. God’s peace can establish you. I’m telling you today, we’re going to learn about God’s peace and about how you can have God’s peace operating in your life, regardless of what circumstances you’re going through. Amen?

Carlie: Amen. You know, when I grew up in church, they’d often say peace be with you. Right? Peace be with you and then they’d go through the… what do they call it?

Ashley: The creed?

Carlie: The creed, yes. Thank you. Something like that anyway.

Ashley: Church of England.

Carlie: Yes.

Ashley: They go in and shake hands and do all that stuff.

Carlie: Peace be with you and also with you. They do that a lot.

Ashley: We did that at the midnight Christmas service this year.

Carlie: Yes, we did.

Ashley: We was over in the UK and we went to a traditional service for Christmas Eve and they had candle lit service. You remember that?

Carlie: Yeah, it was very nice.

Ashley: And the guy had long hair and he was sat in front of us and he’s-

Carlie: Oh my goodness, the whole time I was totally distracted thinking that the flame from the candle was going to burn all the way up his golden locks to his head. And I probably missed most of the service.

Ashley: The guy a few rows in front of us had long hair. He looked like a woman from the back. So this woman’s hair-

Carlie: Beautiful hair, though.

Ashley: It was almost touching the candles so everyone was worried. But when we found out it was a man, it was like, well if it burns, it burns.

Carlie: Stop it. Okay, okay. This is a very serious teaching, Ashley, you’re ruining it.

Ashley: Peace be with you.

Carlie: Peace be with you, and also with you.

Ashley: And also with you.

Carlie: Anyway, so growing up in church, back to my point, growing up in church we used to say this and I had no idea what this meant. I just thought, “Well, that’s nice.” It’s like greetings or something. And my idea of peace was just like a warm and fuzzy feeling. It’s just like you feel restful. In my world where I grew up it’d be the opposite of arguing or something. It’d be like everything was at peace.

Ashley: Peace man.

Carlie: Peace man. That’s not what this is talking about. Peace is not weak. It is not airy-fairy. It is not flowery. It’s actually a very powerful force. So, we’re going to look at what this is because I think it’s a little bit misunderstood, but the kind of peace that God has, has so many benefits we really need to take time to break this down. So hopefully, this is going to benefit you. I believe you going to get something good from this. But let’s look, first of all, in Isaiah 53. Okay. So, Isaiah 53, many people will be familiar with this. It’s a very famous passage of scripture. This is talking about the crucifixion of Christ before he was even born. But down in verse four, I’m going to jump in here. It says, “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted. He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities, and the chastisement for our peace was upon him. And by his stripes, we are healed.”

So, this is talking about the atonement of Jesus and everything that his death, burial and resurrection has paid for, for us. But you know, it would be wrong if we just move over this and we do not really come to understand what these words mean in the original text, it loses a lot of power in the English translation. This word in verse five, bruised, he was bruised for our inequities, that actually means to be beaten to pieces. So now, you can imagine the crucifixion, if some of you have maybe seen Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, I had to sit through that with my hand over my eyes most of the time.

Ashley: It was pretty bad.

Carlie: Because it was pretty gruesome. I think it’s one of the only 18 movies I’ve watched, but it was hard to watch even though… and Mel Gibson says, “If I was to depict that as it truly happened, no one would be able to watch it.” They actually toned it down for the movie.

Ashley: The real crucifixion was a ton worse than that.

Carlie: Right. This word here, bruised, means beaten to pieces. Jesus would have been unrecognizable. Unrecognizable. That’s the power of the crucifixion here, but it says he did that for our iniquities and the chastisement for our peace was upon him. This word, peace, in here is the word shalom. Shalom means more than just to be at peace, to be at rest, to be calm, to be still, okay, or to be at peace with God. It actually means welfare, health, prosperity, peace, rest, safety, favor, wholeness and friendship all wrapped up into that one package. The peace of God has brought us into a friendship with God. It has made us whole in our body. He has prospered us financially and in our souls. He has brought protection upon us, safety upon us. It has given us favor; favor with God, favor with man and a good understanding. Right?

It has given us health and welfare. It has made us completely whole. This isn’t just like making you better when you’re sick. This is making you whole as if you were created new. This is what shalom means. This is the peace of God. You see, when we have the peace of God operating in our life, all of these things come into play. So, this isn’t just something that we want to breeze over. If you look in the New Testament in Galatians 5:22, it lists peace as one of the fruits of the spirit. We have peace in the fruit of our spirit. That means no matter what the situation is going on in life, it doesn’t matter how much the storm is raging around us, we have peace as the fruit of our spirit. That means that is a supernatural ability to enter into a place of rest and peace in a time of crisis. That’s a pretty cool gift. Don’t you think?

Ashley: Amen. It’s awesome.

Carlie: I mean, if we really start to get a grip of that and realize that we have the ability to walk in peace, no matter what the situation, that’s huge. You were talking about this in one of our previous sessions but, we are spirit, soul and body.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: And oftentimes, we just live in our flesh. Right? We just operate out of our body, out of our soul, out of our mind, will and emotions. Whereas inside of us, one third of us is spirit. That means this is where this fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 comes from. You see, in our spirit we have all joy, all love, all peace, all faithfulness, all self-control, all temperance. We have all of these things on the inside of us all of the time. So, that means at any given point in the day, regardless of how flesh is feeling, we can tap into any of those things in our spirit. We can tap into the peace of God and let it flow through us and out of us.

Ashley: Amen. So, it’s available to us.

Carlie: Yo everyone.

Ashley: It’s not something that we have to try and obtain or get. If you’re born again, you already have the peace of God on the inside of you. You already have it on the inside of you. It’s just down to you whether you’re going to walk in it, whether you’re going to believe it and receive it and actually walk in it. Praise God. This is Philippians 4:6 if you want to read along here, it says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God.” So, he’s saying here, Paul’s saying here be anxious for nothing, so choose not to be anxious. Jesus told his disciples, “Fear not.” Now, if Jesus told you to do something, it’s because you can do it.

So, by Jesus telling us to fear not, it means we can do it. So, you can fear not. You can choose to be anxious for nothing. So, “Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication.” So Paul’s saying here, bring everything to God, cast your cares, cast your burdens onto Jesus, cast your cares onto God, bring everything to God in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. So, be thankful to God, bring Thanksgiving to God, make sure you’re thankful for what you have. Let your request be known to God. And then verse seven continues on, it says, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.”

So, what Paul’s saying here is if you do these things, the peace of God is going to be… you’re going to be walking in the peace of God, and that peace of God surpasses understanding, which means you could be in a situation, there’s a terrible situation. You could be going through a trial, you could be going through a storm, but you still have the peace of God on the inside of you. You’re not anxious. You’re not fretting. You’re not beside yourself. You have peace. And we’ve been there a number of times. We’ve had peace operate in our life that surpasses understanding. We’ve been in trials that look terrible and you think, in the natural you should be fretting. In the natural, you should be super anxious. In the natural, you should be beside yourself.

But God’s peace… we’ve walked in God’s peace and we’ve felt peace and we’ve felt totally calm and totally at peace within ourselves even though all hell’s breaking loose almost literally around us, we’ve had peace because we’ve done these things. We’ve actually activated the peace of God that we already have on the inside of us. As Carlie said, Galatians 5:22 says we have God’s peace. We have peace as part of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. So we have peace, the question is are you choosing to walk in that peace or not? And you can activate that peace by doing these things.

Carlie: You know, it’s interesting you should say that because that word peace there in Galatians 5:22 is actually the Greek word eirene, and it means to set at one again. In other words, to set back to its original position, to set at one again; security, safety, prosperity to keep safe, prosperous, and rest. To keep safe. When Jesus… this is in a Mark 4:39, it says the wind and the waves came up, the storm came up and it says, “Then he arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still,’ and the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” Peace, be still. In other words, Jesus was setting right something that was wrong. We can miss that. We can think, well, he was just calming the waves. No, there was more to it than that.

He was setting to be at one again, to be right, to setting back to the original standard what was wrong with that storm. You see, that storm had whipped up and it was endangering peoples lives. It was endangering the disciples lives. It was coming against the things of God. When we speak peace into a situation, there is something supernatural that happens, because what we’re doing is we’re setting at peace, we’re setting right everything that is coming against the things of the kingdom.

Ashley: That’s powerful.

Carlie: Man, that is powerful, isn’t it? This isn’t just like, “Oh, well I hope you feel better. Peace be with.” No, this is like, “Peace be with you.” Right? When we pray for people often we’ll speak peace into their flesh. Well, I speak peace to the cells in people’s body. I spoke speak peace to people’s organs, peace to people’s minds. And what we’re doing is, we’re saying, “Organs, cells, you be as you were created to be. You will be set as one, back to the beginning, as you were created to be. You be established according to God’s word.” That’s what that means. To set back to the beginning. To be reset. Isaiah 26:3, this is so powerful, Isaiah 26:3 says, “He who keeps his mind stayed upon the Lord is kept in perfect peace.” But I like what it says in the message version of this. I’ve got it in my notes here because it’s just easier, I don’t have all the different Bibles…

Ashley: This is the message paraphrased.

Carlie: Right, this is the message paraphrased. So, Isaiah 26, verses three and four, in the message it says, “People with their mindset upon you, you keep completely whole.”

Ashley: That’s good, isn’t it?

Carlie: Completely whole. This is exactly the same scripture, remember I just quoted it from the New King James, “He who keeps his mind stayed upon the Lord is kept in perfect peace.” Hear in the message, “People who keep their mindset on you, you keep completely whole, steady on their feet, because they keep at it and they don’t quit. Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord you have a sure thing.”

Ashley: That’s good.

Carlie: I love that because it’s not just I’m in a bit of trouble, I’m in a bit of a pickle, I better ask God about the situation. It’s to keep our mind steadfastly consumed with the things of the kingdom. It’s almost like in a time of crisis, we have to brainwash ourself with the truth. This is the peace of God. Right? The peace of God that surpasses all understanding will fill our heart and mind in Christ Jesus. I just think that’s neat. In 1 Corinthians 14:33, this is another good one, it says, “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.” Confusion is not from God.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: If we find ourselves unsettled or anxious or worried about something, that’s the absence of peace. You can’t be in peace and worry at the same time.

Ashley: Right.

Carlie: You can’t.

Ashley: Paul talks about this again, this is back in Philippians. I just read you Philippians 4:6-7, but the very next verse, so verse seven, I’ll read that to you again, it says, “The peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.” Then the next verse, verse eight, says, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things.” So Paul’s saying, think on these things, keep your mind stayed on these things. Just like Isaiah 26:3 says, “Keep your mind stayed on the Lord.” Keep your mind stayed on these things. It says in verse nine, “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”

You know what, we do these things and we’re going to have peace that surpasses our understanding. We keep our mind stayed and the Lord and the God of peace is going to be with us. We’re going to receive that peace. We’re going to experience that peace. Again, we’ve already got it, it’s just whether we’re experiencing it or not. And sometimes, you know what, if you’re going through a trial or if you’re going through a challenge, it’s very easy to let your mind wander. I’ve been there. I know it’s very easy to let your mind wander and just be fixated on the problem, be meditating on that problem, be meditating on all the worst. And not only just the problem, we go beyond the problem. Our flesh and our carnal being and even the devil will have us even go beyond just the problem, we’ll start thinking about what could happen.

Carlie: We’ll forecast the future.

Ashley: We’ll forecast the future. We’ll look at the worst thing. I’ve got this pain at the moment and it’s a pain, but it could be this, and it could be that. And before you know it, your emotions have run away with you. Now, you’ve made something bigger than it really is, and your mind is actually stayed on these negative things. Paul’s saying here keep your mind stayed on these positive things. Keep your mind stayed on whatever’s true. Whatever is noble, whatever is a good report, whatever is praiseworthy, and then you’re going to experience peace. So, we can release the peace of God in our life. We already have it. You can release the peace of God in your life by the way you think. Your thinking is so important to keeping yourself in peace. What we think on is going to be manifested in life. What we think on is going to be magnified.

And I’m not telling you to ignore the facts. Some people get off in the other ditch and they just completely ignore the facts and say, “I’ve got no issues. I’ve got no problem.” I remember a friend of mine once, I said to him, “How are you doing?” He was going on a mission trip and I said to him, “How are you doing financially?” “Oh, all my needs are met.” And I said, “So, you’ve got your mission trip paid for?” “Yep, my mission trip is paid for.”

Carlie: You don’t need any money then.

Ashley: “You don’t need any money then?” “No, my mission trip is paid for.” Then I found out afterwards, no, he still needed to raise like a thousand dollars. Well, I was going to donate to him. I found out afterwards. I said, “Why didn’t you tell me that?” He said, “Well, I was in faith. I was just meditating on the good things, the good report. I wasn’t focusing on the negative.” And I was like, “Brother, there’s a balance here. You should have told me the facts. You could have said, you know what, God’s told me it’s going to be paid. I’m believing it’s going to be paid for. The good report is it will be paid for. But right now I’m still a thousand short. I’m still waiting for that thousand to come in.” And I could have helped him.

Carlie: You were both right, because he was believing that God was going to supply all his needs and God was supplying all his needs. He was trying to anyway, through you.

Ashley: Through me.

Carlie: Right? But he just didn’t recognize it because-

Ashley: Exactly. So, sometimes we get off and some people say, “I haven’t got anything wrong with me,” and they’re in serious pain or they’ve got something physically wrong with them, you can tell. That’s the fact. But the truth is, the truth trumps the facts. So, you need to get back to the truth, get back to the word of God and say what does God say about the situation and meditate on those things and that’s what will keep your mind in peace, when you start meditate on those things. It’s a supernatural peace. We can experience a supernatural peace, even in the worst case, even in a bad situation.

Carlie: You know, we use this example of Jesus calming the storm, but if you back up a little bit there in the Mark 4, Jesus actually says in 4:35, “On the same day when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.'” So, he’d already told them that they were going to the other side, right? He’d already given them a directive. In every word from God is everything we need to perform it. I just have to say that. Verse 36, “Now when they had left the multitude, they took him along in the boat as he was, and the little boats were also with him, and a great wind storm arose and the waves beat the boat so that the boat was already filling, but he was asleep in the stern on a pillow.”

He was at peace. You notice that? Jesus was at peace. That’s why he was sleeping. He wasn’t worried about the storm. He was at peace, because he’d already spoken the words, “Let’s go to the other side.” That means they were going to the other side. It didn’t matter what happened between one shore and the other. It didn’t matter the size of the storm. The fact was he already knew the end result and the end result was they were going to the other side.

Ashley: So God’s word was, we’re going to the other side.

Carlie: Yep.

Ashley: The disciples had to believe in that word. Halfway through that storm, if they’ve completely freaked out and jumped ship and drowned or swam back to the other side, they wouldn’t have seen God’s word come to pass because they’d chosen not to believe it. They’d chosen to go in the opposite direction. So God’s word, so that’s the same as God’s word telling us we’re healed, God’s word telling us to be prosperous, God’s word telling us we’re more than overcomers, God’s word telling us we’ve got peace, whatever that is.

Carlie: And this is exactly what the word peace settled when it said shalom in Isaiah 53. It settled all those things. See, God spoke and his word is already settled in heaven. He’s already spoken. We’re going to the other side. These storms might arise, but we’re going to the other side. We are more than conquerors. We are victorious. Amen? We are overcomers. We’re already going to the other side and Jesus already had that word settled in his heart. It didn’t matter what happened in between, between here or there. It didn’t matter the size of the storm and how scary it was and how much water filled the boat. He knew he was going to the other side because he rested in that word. He was able to be in peace.

Ashley: That’s why he could sleep while the boat was filling with water.

Carlie: Right, because he placed more value on the word than he did on the circumstances. He didn’t lose his peace just because a circumstance came along. It says here, it carries on, it says they woke him up. He was sleeping, they woke him up. “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” This is interesting. We’ve gone from it’s a little bit windy to there’s some water coming into the boat to surely we’re going to die. Isn’t that what we do? You know, when we get to forecasting, right? We go from A to B in like a heartbeat, right, because not only… we may have started in a place of peace, but before we know it we’ve started to look at the wind and the waves and thought, “Ooh, actually they are a bit scary, therefore, the word of God can’t be true. Throw the Bible out the window.” Right?

And then, we start to get into fear and peace is… where was peace then? It’s gone. What Jesus did, he gets up and he says, he arose and rebuked the wind and the sea, “Peace, be still.” And there was a great storm. And then he said, this is really interesting, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” In other words, he was asking where is your faith? Don’t you realize that your faith is in the boat with you? Right? Man, we can be at peace because Jesus is in our boat. If nothing else, we have things here that the disciples didn’t have. We have a Jesus who is always with us. He’s not sometimes with us and sometimes not. We know we carry Jesus around on the inside of us wherever we go. We have the peace of God that lives and breathes on the inside of us 24/7. Man, God’s word is settled forever in heaven and we’re carrying it around in us.

Ashley: Amen. We have peace personified.

Carlie: Peace personified.

Ashley: We have the Prince of Peace living in the inside of us.

Carlie: The Prince of Peace lives in us. That’s huge.

Ashley: As it is in heaven, so it is on earth. We can actually experience God’s will on earth.

Carlie: Amen.

Ashley: And that’s peace, for God is the circumstance.

Carlie: Right. I’m just thinking, this is in Colossians 3 verse two and three, it says, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” You see, we’ve been in-Christ-ed, right? We have Christ in us. We’ve been in-Christ-ed. We carry around peace. I like how it writes this in the Amplified Translation, it puts it this way, “Set your mind and keep habitually focused,” or focus habitually, “on the things above, the heavenly things, not on the things that are on this earth, which are only of temporal value,” they’re going to pass away, “for you died to this world and your new life, your real life, is hidden with Christ in God.”

You see, peace is not just a place that we have to visit and then leave. We can stay in this place of peace, regardless of the circumstances that are going on around us. We have the Prince of Peace on the inside of us. We can choose to tap into that peace at any moment that we want to. We can live in a place of peace. We don’t have to be tossed around by the storms of life. Amen. And that doesn’t mean the storms of life aren’t going to happen, but we’re going to travel through them differently.

Ashley: Amen. That’s powerful. It’s something that we have to be intentional because if we’re not intentional, then you know what, our emotions, our flesh, our soul, our emotions will get to us and before you know it we’ll be in strife and confusion or we’ll be beside ourselves or anxious, that’s easily done. So, we have to be intentional of keeping our mind stayed on the Lord. We have to be intentional on keeping our mind on these things. Praise God. Our spirits are always at peace. Our spirit is always calm, at peace. Our spirit is always rejoicing. Our soul part of us, which is our mind with our emotions, and our flesh, they can get out of control, especially when a challenge comes, especially when there’s something that comes against us that seemingly could cause us an issue, that could cause a challenge. The important thing is, is live out your spirit.

What is your spirit? What does the word of God say about you? What does God say about the situation? Praise God. And God sees you as victorious. God’s always going to make a way out. God’s always going to show you a way of escape. God’s always going to lead you to triumph. God’s always… You are more than conquerors through Christ. So you know what, we need to agree with the word of God. Amos 3:3 says, “How can two walk together unless they agree?” Start agreeing with what God says about the situation and you’re going to experience peace in that situation, even if it’s all crazy around you.

Carlie: So, how do we enter into this place of peace? How do we keep our mind stayed upon the Lord habitually? How do we do this? So, Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” And that word, rule, actually means to umpire. So in other words, let the peace of God be the umpire over our hearts. I think sometimes, most of the time, we lose our peace because we allow our mind and our thinking to be focused on things that are not of God. Well, it’s coming back to Isaiah 26:3 again, isn’t it? Keeping our mind stayed upon the Lord is what keeps us in peace. So, we already have a position of peace. Right? We have the peace. We have the Prince of Peace in us. We’re not trying to get peace. We have peace on the inside of us. Right?

It’s who we are in our nature. We don’t have to try and work it up. Right? We don’t have to try and get something we haven’t got, we already have peace on the inside of us. But in order to tap into the peace that we have in our spirit man in Jesus, the battle is for our thought life. The battle is not with principalities and powers, it’s not with demons and the devil. It’s with our own mind, with our own thoughts. The battle for the peace to rule in our hearts begins in our thoughts. And so, really it comes back to taking our thoughts captive isn’t it, and judging them.

Ashley: Sometimes it’s the devil giving us those thoughts. So, I guess you can say we do war against principalities and the devil and stuff, but not in the way… A lot of the time people talk about that as we’ve got to go up and break the heavenlies with prayer and things like that. What we’re talking about is the spiritual warfare really is going on in their minds. Jesus had spiritual warfare in his mind. I mean, the devil tempted him three times and three times he had to overcome the devil. And that was his thoughts, the devil was giving him thoughts. Just turn this stone, in Luke 4, turn this stone into bread or jump off the temple and God will save you, or bow your knee to me and I’ll give you these kingdoms.

That was spiritual warfare. Jesus had to do spiritual warfare there in his mind. He even had the thoughts of not going to the cross. He battled those thoughts and he chose to think God thoughts, his Father’s thoughts, rather than his own thoughts. Even though Jesus was a hundred percent God, he was also a hundred percent man when he was on earth, so he had to his thoughts as well. He had to do this spiritual warfare, if you like, in his thought life too. So, bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ is really where it’s at when it comes to walking in this peace permanently, walking in this peace day to day. Keeping our thought life under check, keeping our thought life… we can’t just think on anything and then assume we’re going to have peace. If we think on the wrong things, Jesus says, be careful how you hear. If we just think about anything all the time then we’re not going to experience God’s peace all the time.

Carlie: Philippians 4:8, meditate. Right? Meditate on are things good and are they noble and are they of good report? Are they of virtue? Are they true? Are they lovely?

Ashley: And we can choose to think on those things, that’s our choice. That’s our choice. Praise God. God’s peace is available and you can walk in God’s peace, whatever you’re going through, you can walk in God’s peace today. It’s available to you and he wants you to walk in that peace. Praise God. He doesn’t want you to be anxious or in fear or have any type of worry or anxiety. He wants you to walk in peace, praise God. So, it’s available to you. Amen.

Carlie: Amen. Perfect love casts out fear.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: Amen.

Ashley: That’s good, that’s good. Well, we’re nearly out of time so we want to pray for you before we let you go. Thank you for joining us today and make sure this sinks in. You have the peace of God on the inside of you and you can choose to walk in that. Amen. So Father God, I thank you for everyone watching today. I thank you for everyone listening. I thank you Lord, you’ve given them peace. I thank you Lord they have your peace on the inside of them. And I thank you Lord every person who is walking in that peace. I thank you Lord we’re choosing what we’re thinking on, and we’re thinking on the good things. We’re thinking on your thoughts. We’re thinking on good things, on good reports. We’re thinking on things that are praiseworthy.

And I thank you Lord that the peace of God that surpasses all understanding is taking over and we’re at peace whatever the circumstance. I thank you Lord for people walking in supernatural peace today, right now, in their situation. And I thank you Lord that you give them the strength to do that. And I thank you Lord that they have the ability to do that, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Carlie: Amen.

Ashley: Praise God. That’s awesome. Well, we’ll be back real soon, but until next time don’t just live a normal life. You know what? You can live the abundant life. We’ll see you next time.

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Ashley: I want to thank the partners of Terradez Ministries. Thank you for your support. You know what? By your financial support, we’re able to go out and touch the world for Jesus. We’re seeing people’s lives turned around. We’re seeing people healed. We’re seeing people set free. We’re seeing people born again and your gifts are enabling us to do that. So, we want to thank you and thank you on behalf of all the people we’re touching. Praise God. Thank you for your partnership. We appreciate you. We’re praying for you. We know you’re going to increase as you sow seed into this ministry. So, we’re praying for you regularly. Thank you for your partnership. We love you all.

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Ashley: Money does, is it amplifies what’s already in your heart. And if you are a mean person, mean-spirited, and you’re a holder and you don’t like giving and things like that, when you have more money you’re going to do the same with that money. But when you’re a giver and you love people and you want to help people and you’re generous, more money is just going to make you more generous.

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