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The God of Peace
(Isaiah 9:6, Philippians 4:7)
God is the God of peace (Heb 13:20).
In Him is peace and peace comes from Him (1Kin 2:33) and
He keeps in perfect peace those who are steadfast in their hearts (Isa 26:3).
Faith is longing for the peace of God and
The life of this faith is guarding one’s heart and preaching the good news of peace in order to receive the peace that
never shakes regardless of the situation (Ps 16:8-9; Pr 4:23; Ac 10:36).
Nowadays stress is accepted as the origin of all sicknesses,
While anxieties and depression are understood leading cause for suicide.
Medicine prescribes therapy, medications and even meditations to calm the mind and the heart.
Though every individual, family, tribe and nation want peace,
Perfect peace is impossible to be found on earth.
The Bible has a lot of say about the heart:
From the heart comes out thoughts, words and deeds (Mt 15:18; Mk 7:21) and
The thoughts of the heart determine the character of a man (Pr 23:7).
Furthermore, the Bible says that the one who controls the heart is God (Rev 17:17),
As He can either harden or soften the heart (Ex 4:21; Ps 127:2).
Satan is the archangel contained in Hades until the great day of judgement (Is 14:13-14; Jude 1:6),
For he conceived trouble in heaven and gave birth to evil on earth (Job 15:35),
The devil deceived Adam the ancestor of all mankind to sin (Ge 3:4-6; 1Jn 3:8).
As a result, no man can escape anxiety, stress and fear in life (Ge 4:12-14),
Only to follow the devil to hell after (Mt 25:41).
During the time of Noah, God destroyed the entire mankind by a deluge for
Every inclination of the human heart was evil all the time, from childhood (Ge 6:5, 8:21).
After the exodus, Israel received the Law which
Were written on the tablets of their hearts and God promised peace (Ps 29:11; Pr 7:2-3).
The sanctuary was where the name Jehovah, God of peace (Jdg 6:24) was, reminding them of
The covenant of peace through the priests and the fellowship offerings (Lev 3:6-11; Nu 25:12).
God had not David who fought many wars and never knew peace in his time (1Ch 22:7-8)
But Solomon, the man of peace who only knew peace and quiet during his reign (1Ch 22:9-19),
To build the Temple in the city of peace Jerusalem.
However, wars, destruction and calamities did not cease for
Their hearts were not loyal to Him (Ps 78:37), the fruit of their schemes (Jer 6:19).
Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it in three days,” and
He was hated by the Jews who longed for peace but
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn 2:19-21),
He would give peace to not only the chosen people Israel but to the souls of all nations (Jn 14:27), for
He is the Word in the beginning (Jn 1:14), the King of peace (Is 9:6, He 7:2), who
Became flesh to give the perfect peace (Hag 2:9).
His prayer on Gethsemane was with fervent cries of anguish and sorrow (Mt 26:37-38; He 5:7), and
As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn 19:30), for He nailed to the cross The price of all men’s sin, that is, punishment and death, laid on His body (Is 53:4-6).
- He died according to the command and committed His soul to the Father, the God of peace (Jn 10:17-18;Lk 23:46);
- He judged the devil, who became the origin of sin because of the evil he had in his heart (Job 15:35; Is 14:13); and
- With His blood made peace between God and men (Col 1:20), and let souls drink His blood, that is, life to the spirit and peace to the heart (Rm 8:6).
After His resurrection, His first words were, “Peace be with you” (Jn 20:19).
The Holy Spirit lets believers refresh their hearts in Christ (Phi 1:20) and
Lets them know Yeshua is their peace (Eph 2:14).
They are gathered into the church, one body called to peace (Col 3:15) so
The early Christians gathered even in persecutions and risked their life to worship (Ac 4:25-31).
- His heart is steadfast knowing, “What is my one hope? (Eternal life)” (Ps 57:7);
- Praises even in anxiety and fear (Ac 16:25);
- His heart is steadfast to pray (Ps 112:7; Is 26:3);
- Writes the word on the tablet of his heart (Pr 3:3; Gal 6:16);
- Does the work of making peace with brothers (Mt 5:9; Rom 12:18, 14:19); and
- Preaches the good news of peace (Is 52:7; Mt 10:12-13; Ac 10:36).
If You ask me, “What is your one wish?”
I will ask for peace!
More than health, money or family…
The peace that can prevail
In times of trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or sword.
Give such peace to me and all our members.
Let us all, when our souls leave the flesh, be moved to the kingdom of peace! Amen.