Episode #127 Let Jesus Secure Your Peace – The Majesty of Jesus

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Welcome! We're in our The Majesty of Jesus Series and today's topic is Let Jesus Secure Your Peace.


Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 16:15-17; Ephesians 2:12-14,17-18

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Jesus, how can I know you more as my Prince of Peace?

Here's the episode transcript

Hey friends, it's Jen and welcome to Good God Talks. I love spending these few short minutes with you in each episode as we draw near to God together. Today we're concluding our series, looking at the names of Jesus that are listed for us in Isaiah 9:6. He is our wonderful counselor, our everlasting father, our mighty God, and our Prince of Peace. And we're asking for Jesus to show us more about what that means for each of us personally, for us to know him more in that way. Today our focus is knowing him more as our Prince of Peace.

I was reflecting on an interaction between Simon Peter and Jesus during Christ's ministry here on earth. it's recorded for us in Matthew 16, where Jesus asks Simon Peter, “who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answers him and Jesus tells him that he's blessed because this revelation didn't come to him from men, but from the Father in heaven.

God uses people to speak with us all the time. And so I'm not in any way diminishing or discounting the ways that God speaks to us through other humans.

But there's a difference between the insight or the understanding that we receive from another person and the revelation that God gives to us.

My prayer as we go into this episode today is that God would bring fresh revelation about what this means for you. I'll share verses I'll share from my own thoughts and experiences, but what you need is not revelation that I can give you. And so again, we're asking Jesus to share with us revelation about who He is as our Prince of Peace.

Christ's kingdom is different from ours. It's far better, it's far larger, it's preexisting, and Christ has authority over all forms of human authority, like we talked about in the last episode. And we see that lordship and that kingdom vocabulary continued here.

But totally opposite from human rulers who use bloody conquest to hold tightly to all that they could possibly attain for themselves, the authority and the rule of Christ is one of generosity. It's one of giving.

I'll read for us from the book of Ephesians. It's Ephesians 2, and I'll start with verse 12, which is inviting us to remember who we were before we knew Christ.

“Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.” (Ephesians 2:12)

That is who we were. We were alienated, separated, not included in the people who belong to God. We were strangers to God's promises, and we were without hope. But then, verses 13 and 14:

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility” (Ephesians 2:13-14)

And then I'll skip down and read verses 17 and 18:

“And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:17-18)

Jesus himself is our peace. He is the one who reconciles and brings us close.

Those who were near and those who were very far off all who were without God and without hope through Jesus can receive hope and receive God.

One of the definitions I found for this title, Prince of Peace, means the one who removes all peace disturbing factors and secures the peace.

Now, as we listened to that today, some of us likely have peace disturbing factors in our lives. Maybe it's in a relationship or your job or in your home.

But if our Jesus is our Prince of Peace, then here, by his authority, he removes all peace disturbing factors.

That speaks of a few different things to me. One thought it brings to mind is how Jesus might want to remove peace disturbing factors from your circumstances. Another thought it brings to mind is how Jesus might want to bring himself into those circumstances so that those factors can no longer disturb your peace.

He is the one who secures the peace.
He himself is the peace that you need.

I don't want to assume for me or for you what that looks like for us today, but the good news is that we don't have to assume. We can ask Jesus to show us. We can ask Jesus for a fresh revelation of what that looks like for each one of us personally. We can keep participating with him and responding and receiving him as our Prince of Peace, who brings in peace wherever he goes. And so here's today's question:

Jesus, how can I know you more as my Prince of Peace?

Have a good talk.

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