Where God Rules Peace Is Evident
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 NLT
When Isaiah prophesied about Jesus’ birth, he made it clear that Jesus will be our Prince of Peace. Many centuries later, Jesus was born. He started His public ministry by preaching and teaching about the Kingdom of God. Jesus made it clear to His audience what it looks like when God is in charge of our lives. He admonished people to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. He explained that all the things people generally lose their peace over would be added to their lives .
Jesus was very intentional to teach people about the Kingdom of God. He wanted them to see the contrast between where God rules and where He does not. At the end of His earthly ministry, Jesus spent some time focusing on the issue of peace: