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He will be called Prince of Peace

The final name we hear for Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 is "prince of peace." This verse is often used around Christmastime and you have probably heard about Jesus as the prince of peace on repeat this December.

But let's take a minute and look at how big of a deal this actually is. Kings, princes and rulers were not people of peace in Bible times. Actually, they were people who were meant to lead their people into battle and lead them to conquer and destroy other nations for the sake of their own.

Jesus is called "prince of peace" because the kind of governing He is introducing the world to is not one that relies on destruction or war, but rules with peace instead.

By coming as the perfect sacrifice, Jesus is the one who established peace between us and God. Without Jesus, we would still be separate from God.

Instead, Jesus tore the veil and made a way for us to be with the Father forever. He gave us access to God, creating a path of peace and making Him the price of peace.

He also brought peace for us in relationships with each other. Without Jesus, our relationships are chaotic. We don't have the ability to love one another without experiencing God's love for us. Jesus introduces us to that love and peace, allowing peace to now reign in our person to person relationships.

He brought peace so that His peace could rule in our hearts, spirits and minds. Jesus says, "“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

When he leaves His disciples He tells them, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

When we celebrate Jesus, we are celebrating that we get to live in His peace with God, with each other, and within ourselves. He brought you this peace so that you can experience His peace always.

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