Bible Ballistics: BBs #322 Prince Of Peace!!!!!!!
“For unto us a child is born,
unto us 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.” Isaiah 9:6
Christmas IS Jesus! First, last and always—Jesus IS the ONE whose birth changed the world, the One who came to deliver those who will believe in Him. And as I send you Christmas greetings from the Brittain household, we just want to share Jesus with you today– the wonder and glory of His coming, Who He IS, and what HE came to BE and do!
Jesus is the “promised” child, and God told us hundreds of years before He arrived on that glorious night, who and what he would be:
The Ultimate Governor—
The Wonderful Counselor—
THE Mighty God—
THE Everlasting Father—
The Prince of Peace—
And ‘Prince of Peace’ isn’t just a meaningless name, nor any of His other names and titles, but it reveals that His coming would bring us back into a relationship with God—He would made peace between God and man at Calvary!!!
“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,
of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2
Yet Jesus is so much more, as the God-Man-Savior He came to deliver us from our sin–God come for man’s deliverance.
“….and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21b
“….and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23b
“……Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2b
“…..Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11b
“And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 6:69
Paul summed it all up nicely when he gave us the Gospel in a ‘nutshell’.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received,
how that Christ died
for our sins
according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried,
and that he rose again the third day
according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.” 1 Corinthians 15:1-6
Jesus came to give us life. He came to live a sinless life, to die as our substitute and sacrifice, He was buried (because He was dead), and He rose again on the third day, triumphant over sin, death and hell; and HE IS coming again for His own, and to establish HIS eternal Kingdom. Jesus also made it clear by His own testimony that He was, is and ever will BE God!
“I and my Father are one.” John 10:30
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” John 11:25
It’s why we can come to Him in repentance and faith and have life with Him for all eternity, and life abundantly right now, by His Spirit’s power, living to His glory in all we do.
“Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way,
and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me.” John 14:5-6
Amen and Amen!!! We can know the “way”—Jesus! We can know “The Truth”—Jesus! We can know “The Life”—Jesus! And knowing Him enables us to be and do all that He calls us to do—through His power and by His Spirit– but we must be alert and aware of the struggle with our flesh, and consciously abide IN HIM!
“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5
So, my Merry Christmas greetings to you are a prayer for you to draw near to Him, that you will abide in Him and bear much fruit, remembering, “without me ye can do nothing”. Let us who belong to Him take the “Light of the World” to the ‘world’ bringing glory to our Lord in all we do!
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
“We wish you a merry Christmas……
And a happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring–To you and your kin;
We wish you a merry Christmas—
And a happy New Year!”
All “Because He Lives”! May His presence abound!!!