I thought for this year I’d like to spend some time looking at a few titles given to Christ in Isaiah 9:06.
(ESV) Isaiah 9:06, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Today, I would like to conclude this series by focusing on, “Prince of Peace.”
Prince is Strong’s Hebrew 8269 “sar” and Peace is Strong’s Hebrew 7965 “shalom.”
The word “prince” refers to being a leader, often of noblity. The word “peace” here has an extensive defintion, which is really awesome to study. Peace can refer to wellness, the whole beging (completeness) of a person. To break down the peace of God I do recommend looking at my anxiety series on my other blog, Unashamed Christian Housewife. See: Anxiety Series | Summary & Notes
What I discovered in my study of understanding the peace of God is that the peace of God relates to Jesus Christ. Only followers of Jesus who have put their faith in Christ can receive the peace of God. Only Jesus gives us life.
“The peace of God guards our hearts and minds in Jesus Christ.
The peace of God is much more than just a feeling of being calm.
The peace of God surpasses all understanding.
The peace of God may not end trials, but through trials the peace of God strengthens our walk with Christ.
Those who live according to the Spirit have their mind set on the Spirit, which is life and peace.
The role of the Holy Spirit is to point us back to Jesus Christ and sin, righteousness, and the judgment to come.” – Summary Notes of Post 4 from my Anxiety Series
(ESV) Philippians 4:06-07, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
The peace of God strengthens us in trusting the truth of Jesus. It’s not just about feeling calm, though it could be. Peace is much more than just a subjective feeling. The peace of God helps renew our mind. We have assurance of eternity and life because of the peace of God.
(ESV) Romans 8:05-06, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”
For a Christian to receive the peace of God, we see the full circle of the Trinity.
No one comes to the Father, except through Jesus. No one can have the Holy Spirit indwell within them, unless they have come to the Savior and put their faith in Him. The Holy Spirit points to the truth of Christ. The Father disciplines those He loves, and refinment helps us endure in trials. The Father exalts the Son. And the Son reconciles sinners to the Father through adoption, from the justification we receive by the spilt blood of the Lamb Who took our sin, and imputed His righteousness to us, for all who believe. Christ conquered the grave through resurrection, and all can have the bondage of sin be broken through Jesus.
The Prince of Peace brings us the peace of God through forgivness of our sins, becoming the atonment sacrifice on our behalf, defeating sin, and being King over all. Peace affects us in every aspect of our life in Christ. Peace is beyond just feeling a particular way. Peace is about finding the assurance and freedom from sin in Jesus Christ.
Those in Christ receive:
- Forgiveness of sin
- Imputation of Christ’s righteousness
- Ability to repent
- The Holy Spirit Who convicts, transforms, renews, and helps us with wisdom and understanding about Christ and His word.
- Reconciliation to God the Father
- Everlasting life
- Peace of God
- And so much more!
Jesus is a Prince of Peace, indeed!
I hope you have enjoyed this little series for Christmas.
To those who celebrate, please have a beautiful Christmas Eve tomorrow, and a wonderful Christmas!
Scripture To Memorize/Meditate On – (ESV) Romans 5:08, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
*To learn more about what Jesus did on the cross and why His atonement sacrifice is so needed please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
*If you do not know the Gospel, do not turn away. If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
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