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Jesus Christ Prince of Peace

His Peace is So Powerful It Can Change Your Life!

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If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble. When there is a storm without, He will make peace within. The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble. Thomas Watson

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:15

Peter Kennedy

Peter’s story “God’s Peace” is worth your time.

Only Jesus can reconcile us to our Heavenly Father and bring peace. Today in prayer, give thanks to the Lord that He is our peace. Peter Kennedy

J.M. Troppello

This story: “God is Good Even When Things Go Wrong” is inspiring”

God quickly got my attention. He reminded me that He was still in control. He showed me that I could have that perfect peace when I focused on Him and not how this situation was going to be rectified. J. M. Troppello

Perfect peace will be His gift to you. God’s promise to you through His Scriptures is that through complete trust in Him. He will grant you peace. You need to search His Word daily to unearth His treasures about this gift. This is why it is so important to form a daily Bible study habit. A routine to dive into God’s Holy Word.

His words will reveal God’s never-ceasing and never-failing love for you. Learn to spend quiet and solitary time each day in God the Father’s presence. Meditating on His Holy Word. Pray sincerely to Him, in Jesus’ Name. For the Peace of Jesus through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit.

Seek and let Jesus the Prince of Peace drive out any anxieties. Any distractions. Through the guidance of His Spirit, God’s wisdom will direct your path. Your time with Him toward love and peace.

Jesus, God Almighty, will keep you in perfect peace when dealing with others.

Jesus Christ taught peace and nonviolence. Sadly, if you scan the pages of history since Christ’s time. Christianity is not synonymous with world peace. Even among nations professing to be Christian in status. It appears many in these nations do not “practice what they preach.”

Christ implores us to be peacemakers. Unfortunately, it is not only nations where Christians fail to live up to the standards of Christ’s peace. It is in the homes of Christians also.

I have witnessed for myself members of Christian households literally torn apart by abuse and violence. Then they sit together in theatrical pretence through Sunday church service. All groomed and acting as if all is well on the homefront.

It appears no person is immune from the harm and pain of violence and anger in the family home.

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In Jesus Christ’s well-known Sermon on the Mount, (found in Matthew Chapters 5 and 6). Jesus taught His disciples and all followers that a true character of all believers is practising peace. Not anger. We are not to place fear in our loved ones. We are not to pretend all is well for the benefit of other people.

Real, love-based. Love-generated. Christ-centred peace.

The rise in domestic violence is not discriminatory. It does not favour creed or religion. It is based on a person’s heart and core beliefs.

Peace and the love of Jesus go hand-in-hand. One cannot love God Almighty with all one's heart, mind and soul and hurt another person. These are contradictory to each other.

If one says I love God, and is angry or hurts someone. God, Himself calls him a liar.

So, important to Jesus is an attitude of Peace by His followers. That His great Sermon, the Beatitudes begins with the promise of Peace.

Blessed [happy] are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God. Matthew 5:9

I can think of no greater honour. No greater privilege. A duty to be performed with gladness of heart and spirit. To be Jesus’ Peacemaker.

The member of your family. The one among your friends. The person in your local community. Who is recognized — characterised as a Peacemaker.

To earn this Peacemaker role. Be a true and faithful believer in Jesus your Lord and Saviour. Jesus, Himself is the Prince of Peace. God’s Spirit dwelling inside you guides and gives you the strength needed to be the peacemaker He desires you to be.

Many, many places through the New Testament bear witness to how Christ’s followers should live a life leading to peace. This includes helping others in their lives.

You may lead them to social and community resources to help them with anger management. You may help domestic violence victims leave the abuse if they so choose.

Most importantly, in all interactions with other people, Christ’s followers must display love. And the pure and true attributes of a peacemaker.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18

Jesus shows that a true follower of His harms no one. His teachings go even further. As a believer in Jesus. You are to demonstrate His divine love. You are to love one another, as God loves you.

You are to love your family with sweet and gentle affection. Demonstrate Jesus’ love to and for your friends always. Show how much God loves all the people you meet by treating each with respect, dignity and honesty. Through your life as a peacemaker, people will see Jesus’ love shining through.

It involves daily study and meditation on God’s Word. It is not easy. True faith and dedication and belief always in Jesus, your Lord. When struggling always turn to God’s Holy Spirit for guidance and strength.

The world and your loved ones are crying out to you to be their peacemaker. Jesus wants you to put your trust in Him for His love when you doubt this is possible.

You have it within you. With God on your side. To live a life of peace and non-violence. To go that one step further. In Jesus’ Name. For the Love of God your Heavenly Father. To be His Peacemaker.

The Kingdom of God, the focus of Jesus Christ’s message, is all about how Jesus will bring peace to the world. (Isaiah 9:7) Erik Jones

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Do you wonder why God chose the White Dove to be the symbol of His Holy Spirit? While doves are indeed beautiful and graceful birds. They’re also timid and easily frightened. Just a harsh word or a loud and sudden noise. And off she flies, off to never be seen again.

To have a dove as a lasting and faithful companion. Kind, tender and soft compassion is required. This is how you need to be when showing Jesus’ love to other people.

Jesus, I truly believe, always spoke softly. Choosing each word with care. Each facial expression emphasised His love for the people He was with. When little children were in His warm and gentle embrace. They felt safe, secure, at peace and genuinely loved.

It is accepted that the Epistle to the Hebrews was written by Paul the Apostle.

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14

Paul implores you and I and all of Jesus’ followers to strive. To press on toward peace with all the power within us.

To achieve this is not simple.

Your main aim is to love each person you interact with as Jesus does.

Accepting each person as God’s creation and loved by God, the Creator.

As the Holy Spirit leads you. Speak truthfully of God’s love.

God’s peace will be your gift. Your reward is to be shared with those around you.

God’s reward to His peacemakers is Wonderful! You are the sons of God.

God loves you and always will!

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Diane Markey

Diane Markey

Professional Artist. I write stories about Inspiration, Love and Life Lessons. Written from my heart and from life experiences. Qualified Personal Counsellor.