As we are moving through the Christmas season, we are bringing a series of messages on how Christ’s birth revealed the gracious gifts of God that
gifts will be birthed in us.
We have talked about the Birth and Gift of God’s Presence and Person and The Birth and Gift of God’s Passion and Power, recognizing that when Jesus came to earth, He came in the presence and person of God, as well as the passion and power of God, so that God’s purposes and plans for mankind to be reconciled and restored might be realized.
This week, we are dealing with the birth and gift of God’s peace and prosperity. In Hebrew, the word for peace in Isaiah’s prophecy concerning Jesus is the word shalom (Is. 9:6-7), where Jesus is named the Prince of Peace. True biblical shalom refers to an inward sense of completeness and wholeness. Though it can describe an absence of conflict, most biblical references refer to it as an inner sense of tranquility and well-being. When Jews greet each other or bid goodbye, they say, “
It is with this concept in mind, that we look at the birth and great gift of God’s peace and prosperity, released through the righteous Son who was given so that all men might be completely made whole and live in the fullness of God’s life.
Peace And Prosperity For The Spirit The Prince of Peace provided peace and prosperity for our spirits as the Spirit of God enabled us to be spiritually brought near to God through the offering of Jesus the Son, as He became our peace through the offering of Himself in death. He came to make us well and keep us well spiritually. It was His intention to supply spiritual health to all people and to keep them vital and victorious, growing in grace each and every day
Peace And Prosperity For The Soul The Prince of Peace provided peace and prosperity for our minds, emotions
Peace And Prosperity For The Body The Prince of Peace
Remember: Jesus, the Prince of Peace provided God’s heavenly shalom to earth to produce and provide a wealth of well-being – spirit, soul