“Give glory to God in Heaven, and on earth let there be peace among the people who please God.” Luke 2:14
All this is from God. Through Christ, God made peace between us and Himself, and God gave us the work of telling everyone about the peace we can have with Him. God was in Christ, making peace between the world and Himself. In Christ, God did not hold the world guilty of its sins. And He gave us this message of peace. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
PEACE: Harmony, serenity, the absence of conflict.
One dark, starry night on a hillside near Bethlehem, shepherds were watching over their sheep, they were visited by a very large group of angels from Heaven, and they began praising God and saying: “Give glory to God in Heaven, and on earth let there be PEACE among the people who please God.” The angels delivered a VERY IMPORTANT message to the shepherds. “Let there be PEACE among the people who PLEASE God.” You see they knew that the WORD needed to be proclaimed, that the PRINCE of PEACE, JESUS, had come to bring PEACE to those who PLEASE God. It was a message of RECONCILIATION between God and mankind. And I guess you could say that the shepherds got the ball rolling. In verse seventeen, it says: “When they had seen Him, they told what the angels had said about this child. EVERYONE was amazed at what the shepherds said to them.” These lowly shepherds were the first human AMBASSADORS of Christ, spreading the GOOD NEWS that the PRINCE of PEACE had been born.
Jesus Christ, the PRINCE of PEACE, came to earth as a tiny, newborn babe. He came to LIVE, MINISTER, DIE, to be BURIED, and RESURRECTED in order for mankind to have PEACE with God, the act of RECONCILIATION. And for those who have been RECONCILED and have received PEACE with God, we become His AMBASSADORS of CHRIST, and have been commissioned to GO TELL EVERYONE about the PEACE they can have with God, through their ACCEPTANCE of JESUS CHRIST, the PRINCE of PEACE. The PEACE of NOT being held GUILTY of our sins and having an ETERNITY in Heaven, with Father God and ALL of His Children. Do you possess that PEACE that is offered to you from the PRINCE of PEACE? If you do NOT have that PEACE nor have you ACCEPTED the PRINCE of PEACE, then you are headed for an ETERNITY in HELL, the place of UNENDING torment, torture, pain, heartache, despair, and NO PEACE at all. However, God in His ABUNDANT MERCY and AMAZING GRACE, is offering you His PEACE, and wants to be RECONCILED with you, NOW. In order to have His PEACE and RECONCILIATION, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and the PRINCE of PEACE, and receive His PEACE. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!