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In the Old Testament the word for peace is Shalom - it means 'completeness.' If you have Shalom, you are complete. God created you and I to live in harmony with one another and with him.
The world is a mess. Violent storms and mean voices fill the streets. Religion has contributed. Every accident, misfortune, slight, or moment of shame imprints our hope for God's full restoration of all things. The Hebrew word for this restoration was peace. Typically the word conjures up white flags and inside voices. According to the Bible, peace is something greater. It envisions the reign of Jesus (Is. 9, 11) and rest of the Holy Spirit; the end of rebellion (against God) and bitterness (toward others). As such, peace is worth fighting for--to seek, to take, to make, to keep.
When we are saved into Christ, we are sealed as eternal members in God's Kingdom. While the perfect city of God awaits us, we can work and pray for our fellow inhabitants in the city of man to become citizens of Heaven. Let's be the tools that God uses to cultivate and grow a new generation of believers and do all our work to the praise of His Glory!
The angels announce more than the end of conflict with the birth of Jesus. Instead, peace - Hebrew "shalom" - speaks of a restoration of God's intended creation.
Make Disciples because the Gospel brings peace.
Shalom; Peace; means releasing the "teeth of God" to crush the "caos, law, sin, authority" of that which binds you to caos. Caos is all around us, by the Blood of Jesus, we can walk in peace & trust, Jesus' power is enough.
Paul wrote to persecuted Christians and invited them to enjoy the peace that comes through prayer. The same invitation is available for us in Christ.
God has given us grace and peace for us to live our lives. This is a supernatural grace that is available to every believer.