March 28. 2020

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints-1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV


Do you have PEACE in this confusing world?  Where does PEACE come from?  Where do we find PEACE?  What is the wellspring of LIVING WATER that satisfies the soul that is thirsting for PEACE? Jesus is the PRINCE OF PEACE! 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. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end. (Isaiah 9:6,7a) OUR FATHER in heaven is the purveyor of PEACE ON EARTH, and it is received by walking on a road paved with the Blood of JESUS! 

Leader, so many people allow CONFUSION and the DEVIL to get them OFF THE MARK – to SIN, by focusing on the wrong things. I once heard a supposed BELIEVER, ask the question, “Why is Jesus named the Prince of Peace instead of the King of Peace? Isaiah 44:6: “Thus says the LORD, the KING OF ISRAEL and his Redeemer, the LORD OF HOSTS: “I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me.” “King of Peace” would be an appropriate title for God the Father. In the Roman Empire (when the Vulgate was made) the Emperor was often called the Princeps, (Latin: “first one,” or “leader”) the unofficial title used by the Roman emperors from Augustus (reigned 27 bc–ad 14) to Diocletian (reigned ad 284–305)- which is what the title “prince” refers to here. It is emphasizing the sovereignty of Christ, not downplaying it. The son of a king is a prince. “Prince of Peace” is an appropriate title for God the Son. It is JESUS who came to earth to save us sinners. In this role, He was the “Prince of Peace.”

Conduit, Paul the Apostle, in Philippians 4:6-7 tells us how to get the PEACE OF JESUS; 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 psalmist tells us how to get this PEACE; Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble. (Ps 119:165) Jesus Himself told us that the gift of salvation is the greatest gift that we receive upon the first death, but He gives us a GIFT that we enjoy on this planet, in these tents: “I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27) Amen! God keeps us in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on HIM, because HE trusts in US! (Is 26:3) Also see Job 1:8 and 2:3! Peace with the world is impossible if you are a child of God. Peace from this world, doesn’t exist; Peace in this time of pandemic is RARER than a Corona-virus vaccine! Whether social-distancing, or self-quarantined…whether you test positive, or negative for Covid 19, the only peace that comes from above is found in the knowledge and acceptance of Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Today, welcome JESUS into your heart and into your ‘Shelter in Place’; And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Amen!


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