Peace is a Weapon

An Uncommon Peace

By: Susan Deborah Schiller

When I write, I write in peace. I write from a peaceful place. Peace is a weapon.

To find that peace, I must retreat, rest, and re-examine all my promises. I must re-evaluate my position, check my compass, and listen for God's quiet voice amidst the thunderous roar of chaos.

God has told me, "Rule in the midst of your enemies," and "Grin in the face of disaster." And so I rise up. This is warrior's school, for me. And it begins with confronting those voices of resistance in my head.

All I can tell you is don't seek to fight the thoughts. Whatever you focus on is magnified! 

I can't promise you safety. Neither can God. He had to watch His beloved Son die. But even if you lose everything, even your life, there is this Resurrection that is promised, that is for certain, and that is our security.

He is the Resurrection and the Life. This mighty power is working from within. Think of that, instead of the massive assault coming at you. It's okay to feel weak. We are just earthen vessels… but the real treasure – the pearl of great price – is hidden within us.

2 Corinthians 4:6-9  For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.  We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed-always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

Try saying this Scripture out loud and stamp your own name into it. This is your Way out. This is the Truth. There is more Life in one promise of God than in all the support systems of the world. 

This is not a safe adventure we're on. You may be called upon to risk your life and even to lay down your life… but not because you are weak. Don't ever give up, just because it's hard or seems impossible. If you have to lay down your life, do it in obedience. Do it in love. Do it for someone else. But don't ever give up just because it's hard.

RUN to the battle! If you're too weak to run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl. This freedom fight is not a tame, theological, Bible study type of fight. It will take everything you've got and more. You will give more than you ever thought you had. You will suffer more than is thought humanly possible. You will prevail. You will overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of your testimony, which is Love and Truth walking hand-in-hand.

Don't be ashamed that you are perplexed, crushed, shaken, struck down, persecuted, abandoned, and betrayed.

Rejoice. Be glad. Why?

Because all the BEST people are living this way. Just short of death, ravaged by the fires of hell. You see, this world is not our home. We don't belong here. The earth, yes, is the Lord's and the fullness therein. The earth, yes… but even the earth is groaning. It's this world's system that doesn't play fair. And that system is what we must escape from. It's destiny is destruction and death.

The only way to be free of the world's system is to WAKE UP! Choose life. Choose love. Walk in the Truth. Tell your story. Be free.

This year, this month, today… I choose life. I choose love. I choose happiness. I choose restoration for my whole family. I grab hold of Christ and I don't let go. His Word on my lips creates my world. So instead of being bewildered and torn about by these waves, I'll become a wave walker. Even if I learn how to wave-walk by sinking, I will rise up and try over and over again!

Writing from peace is my weapon, and with it I destroy the powers of darkness invading my home and with it I write myself into a better world. And so it is, I am learning to rule in the midst of my enemies and to grin in the face of disaster.

I will stand, even on wobbly legs, and I will run to the battle, even if it's on an earthly substance I have no scientific basis to step on. Love always wins. On this basis, let's rise up, as warriors! 

This uncommon peace is available to you, as well… the kind of peace that gives you grace and favor to rise up. It's a gift from Heaven that is delivered straight into your heart, through the power of Love from our Father in Heaven.


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With all my love,


Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she is learning to navigate to freedom and fullness.  

Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.

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Susan Schiller January 21, 2016 at 2:15 am


Lana Vawser


I had a vision where I saw many of God's people caught in whirlwinds but these were not whirlwinds of peace or sent by the Spirit of God, these were whirlwinds that were being created by circumstances around them, the "chaos" and "busyness" and "stress" surrounding a lot of situations were attempting to bring the people of God to a place of losing their peace.

These whirlwinds were whirlwinds that were attempting to heighten anxiety and stress levels and I saw many facing intense levels of restlessness and anxiety.

As many of God's people were in the midst of these whirlwinds surrounding them and they were crying out to the Lord, I saw Jesus appear in the middle of the whirlwind with them.

As He stood before them, He stood smiling and held their hands and spoke "Have faith, have faith in Me." Many of God's people were in such deep levels of anxiety they pleaded with the Lord "Look what's going on around me? I'm so tired of this! I can't do this anymore!"

With a look of such compassion and love, yet the look of love was beckoning them not to remain where they are in anxiety and stress, but to come up higher. There was an invitation in His eyes to step up in faith, in trust and peace knowing HE was with them in the whirlwind and all would be well, because of HIS presence with them.

I then saw Him begin to declare the opposite of what their circumstances were screaming, and declare the opposite to what the enemy and their circumstances were telling them about the 'outcome' of these circumstances and their 'identity' in them.

As He spoke the people of God looked stunned, shocked and almost bewildered. Everything He spoke was not only the complete opposite to what everything around them was screaming, He was speaking life, and hope, and calling out the gold in who they were, He was calling out IMPOSSIBLE OUTCOMES and IDENTITY over them that felt complete opposite to where they were and how they were feeling.

I watched as He continue to declare over them, over and over and over again, and as He spoke, I could hear an alignment taking place in the spirit.

The invitation them came.. "Have faith, have faith in Me. Repeat after Me. Do you believe?" He began leading the people of God in declarations over their lives, their circumstances and their identity and these declarations were POWERFUL.

He spoke again "I am calling forth the TRUE YOU, and YOUR TRUE REALITY. What you are feeling and seeing around you is NOT your true reality. What I say about you and your circumstances is your TRUE REALITY. All that is going on around you is a distraction, to distract you FROM your true reality. Focus on Me, listen to My voice, not to the sound of the thundering winds, listen to My voice and FOCUS ON ME. I am teaching you how to SLEEP IN THE STORM! I am teaching you how to SLEEP IN THE STORM!"

The people of God began to declare word for word what the Lord was speaking and a great rumbling began to take place. Hearts were coming into alignment, healing was taking place in minds, hearts and bodies and I then noticed the whirlwinds began to change.

There was a divine turnaround happening over these whirlwinds and the power of the Word of God was being demonstrated and it began to rain breakthrough and a "way through" the anxious, stressful circumstances. One major whirlwind that spread over each one of God's people was the whirlwind of favour. The areas that had attempted to crush them in anxiety and stress, as they had aligned with Him and hearts of faith in Him and His Word, He was releasing favour over them in those very areas. There was an upgrade of favour being released that was going to see Him move in greater power by His Spirit and a new threshold crossed over by the people of God.


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