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Claiming Peace makes the enemy flee. Claim Peace to dominate over all the voices you hear in your mind that say you aren't good enough.
Based on my experience, if anyone wants to mock or belittle you, they can't do it properly when you claim peace. Based on my history anytime there is spiritual warfare taking place in my life, when I claim peace that is the end of that. Jesus sacrificed his life so that believers could have peace.
I'm reminded of a vision that I once had of being in a tug of war. It was a tug of war with any force that could hold me back. The vision seemed symbolic and significant of me being victorious, but having to be strong enough for the task.
The simple fact that I believed I could do it, and be victorious in the win, is the main thing that made me excited about the vision. The reason I believed I had the strength is because in that moment I was empowered by GOD during worship.
It reminds me of Yolanda Adam's song "The Battle Is The Lord's". The inspiration for the song is probably from the Bible when Jahaziel got filled with the spirit of GOD and proclaimed in front of King Jehoshaphat and a bunch of other people: "the battle is not yours, but God’s." (2 Chronicles 20:15)
This sense of empowerment must've been what David felt when he slayed Goliath. It must've been what Jesus felt when He pursued and lived out his purpose with boldness.
Scripture says "stand firm with your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace" (Ephesians 6:15) and that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23). So peace causes us to behave, and for sure peace comes from faith.
In my estimation the way to truly claim peace in all things would be to continually seek GOD and be devoted to doing His will. So, cheers to everlasting peace! May we continue to claim it.