Friday, August 19, 2016

THE GOD OF PEACE- By Robert E. Hanna

Robert E. Hanna 
 Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:6

Perhaps the most significant prophetic announcement in  all of Scripture is that contained in our textual passage. "For  unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given: and the  government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall  be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The  Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." "Behold, a virgin  shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall  call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is GOD  WITH US" (Matthew 1:23).

The Prince of Peace, then, is the God of peace. " ... God is  not the author of confusion, but of peace ... " (I Corinthians  14:33). As he closes his letter to the saints at Thessalonica,  Paul includes in his benediction these words: "Now the Lord  of peace Himself give you peace always by all means ... " (II  Thessalonians 3:16). "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,  peace ... " (Galatians 5:22a). Thus we find that all three persons  of the triune God form the matrix and the fountainhead of  peace.

True peace is unattainable by man's own effort. Sadly, the  carnal mind defies this truth and persists in seeking peace in  the strength of the flesh. Until these futile endeavors cease, the  peace of God remains unclaimed. To the saved, however, the  Apostle writes these glad words, " ... Beingjustified by faith, we  have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans  5:1). Having thus become a recipient of His peace and a citizen  of His heaven, we are entreated to be "Endeavouring to keep  the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3).

As we prayerfully rely on Him, "The peace of God, which  passeth all understanding will keep our hearts and minds  through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7).

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
ead Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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