Things I Heard In Church: He is not “the God formerly known as the Prince of Peace”

Speaking of Jesus:

“He is not ‘the God formerly known as the Prince of Peace,’ He is the Prince of Peace… Forever.” –Matt Bowen

We often seek after our own peace by pursuing something with a short shelf life: peers, career, money, or even our spouse or family. But the only way to find peace without end is to give yourself to the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:7)

If you do a word search for peace in the book of Isaiah, you find that peace is associated with who’s reigning.

Our personal peace, is a direct result of God reigning as King in our life.

The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
You have multiplied the nation;
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
For the yoke of his burden,
and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
and every garment rolled in blood
will be burned as fuel for the fire.
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,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Isaiah 9:2-7

(See Matt Bowen teaching Peace, 11/29/2015, Cedar Mill Bible Church)

 

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