“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son 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.”
There is something incredibly pacifying about the title given to our Savior by Father God, “…the prince of peace” (Isaiah 9:6). This title is especially meaningful in the days in which we live. As we look around, both domestically and internationally, we see an unstable and chaotic world. How we long for something or someone to bring peace to it.
When the prophet Isaiah spoke these words, it was not only a prophetic prediction about the future millennial kingdom, but also a reminder of the desire our God had for our present world. Of all the wonderful things the Prince of Peace brings to this fractured earth, the greatest truth is that through paying the penalty for our sins, He made it possible for any person to have peace with God, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” (Romans 5:1).
When we ask in faith for Jesus to be our personal Savior, our sins are immediately forgiven and we have peace with God. We also have the peace of God, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful” (Colossians 3:15). God offers believers an inner sense of calmness and quiet trust – PEACE – through His spoken Word and blessed Holy Spirit.
Rejoicing in the Prince of Peace,
Dr. Tim Pollock, Senior Pastor