Bible Ballistics: BBs #124 Prince of PEACE!!!
“For unto us
a child is born,
a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.” Is. 9:6
As we wrap up this Christmas Fortnight and 2014 we’ll look at the last of the four names of Jesus here in Isaiah. “The Prince of PEACE”. The Son of the Monarch!!! Our God Almighty’s SON, and His name is ‘THE Prince of Peace”. What kind of peace? ALL peace, but most importantly, ‘Peace with GOD’!!!
Romans 5:1-2, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
Jesus brings reconciling peace with God, so much so that:
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Romans 5:8-9,
Jesus’ substitutionary death at Calvary makes us right with God; at PEACE with God; just before God. Not because of our righteousness but HIS!!
Titus 3:4-6, “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;” It’s all God!!! Our sin, our lostness, our need—JESUS’ cross!!!
Romans 5:10, “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Why? How?
2 Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Jesus gives us peace with God through His death for our sin. He credits us with HIS righteousness and because of His power and His Spirit, which He places within us, He empowers us to live in HIS righteousness.
May God grant you eyes to see His truth, and conviction in your hearts to come to Jesus, if you don’t know Him? May God also grant those of us who belong to Him eyes to see and dig into His Word—HIS truth—and HE will:
“Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” Psalm 119:133.
How? Hebrews 12:1-2 tell us how:
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” HOW? “2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
How??? By ‘looking unto Jesus’, by keeping my eyes on the prize—Jesus is the goal and the prize!!! He is all we need and if we’ll but keep ‘fixing our eyes’ on Jesus—He will ‘direct our paths’. (See Proverbs 3:5-6) Because–
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” Psalm 37:23.
May God grant you to receive HIS PEACE—Jesus– in the coming New Year and may you allow HIM to order your steps in HIS Word. He is so faithful and He’s waiting for YOU!!!