3. Prince of Peace

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NKJV (Isaiah 9: 6) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called:
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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In the previous article, we spoke about the unique teachings of Jesus about inner peace and about the age of the Prince of Peace on the new earth. And about Jesus teachings to love in peace even our enemies and to pray for them. We also have talked about the Sprout, the Prince of Peace, who will hold peace talks with his Father on the new earth. (Zechariah 6:13)

In what period did Isaiah get the vision of the Prince of Peace?
A brief historical overview;

The vision of the Prince of Peace

The book of Isaiah was written around 750-700 before Christ.
After the death of King Solomon, the Jewish nation was divided and two kingdoms emerged, the southern two-tribe kingdom of Judah (or Judea) and the northern ten-tribe kingdom of Israel.

The northern ten-tribe kingdom of Israel, with its wicked kings, was taken by Assyria:

NKJV (2 Kings 17: 6-8,12) 6 In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. 7 For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and they had feared other gods, 8 and had walked in the statutes of the nations whom the Lord had cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made….. 12 for they served idols, of which the Lord had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.”

The theme of this article is; Building now peace and forgiveness into our heart.

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2. Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace-Part 2.pdf

NKJV (Isaiah 9: 6) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called:
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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In the previous article we have seen that politicians – who call themselves Christians – display a questionable and worldly behavior towards the persecuted Christians in the world. We saw that Christians can maintain peace by not being afraid and to believe in Jesus’ words.
Furthermore, the announcement of the promised Prince of Peace in the Old Testament was discussed.

In Jesus’ days it were not the Jewish leaders, but it was the Jewish people who understood that the long-awaited King had come.
They were delighted with the Messenger of peace from heaven:

NKJV (Luke 19:38) 38 (the people) saying: “‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

They realized very clearly, that Jesus came to them in the Name of God. (YHWH)
A large part of the Jewish people were alert to the coming of the Messiah, but not all:

NKJV (Luke 19:42) 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

But are also the current disciples of Jesus alert now and are all Christians awaiting Jesus’ 2nd coming? All Christians fortunately do believe in Jesus’ words, but only few look forward to the Second Coming or Parousia of the Christ.
There are therefore few Christians who experience Christianity as it is intended.

NKJV (Luke 13:24) 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

The theme of this article is; The unique teachings of Jesus about inner peace and the age of the Prince of Peace on the new earth.

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1. Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace-Part 1.pdf

NKJV (Isaiah 9: 6) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called:
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Christians all around the world are being taught to be peaceful.
For many Christians in this world, however, peace has been violently disturbed.
In the Middle East and in large parts of Africa, Christians are terribly persecuted, tortured and killed, mainly by Muslims.
Unfortunately, there are politicians who weaken and distort the gross crimes against Christians:
https://berliner-express.com/2019/04/maas-christen-muessen-mit-anschlaegen-leben/

It is clear that Islam has been assigned the exclusive victim role of the manipulated media, education and politics and there is little attention for Christians.
How is it possible that politicians, who call themselves Christians, keep silent after the Islamic terror in Sri Lanka. That such politicians do not make their voice heard when their brothers and sisters are tortured and killed worldwide. And where young Christian women are abused.
These are the same politicians who kept quiet when so-called moderate Muslim groups were supported with millions of euros from ignorant citizens. Christians in countries such as Iraq and Syria subsequently suffered badly from these groups.
What kind of Christians are those?

Such politicians will subsequently reply: “But we must love our neighbor?”
Never may doing good to a neighbor result, in Christians to suffer:

NKJV (1 Timothy 5: 8) 8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
NKJV (Galatians 6:10) 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Consider this too; Which Christian does not lock his door for the night or which Christian approves it as good to break into his house?

NKJV (Luke 12:39) Also consider this; Which Christian does not lock his door for the night or which Christian allowes his house to be broken into?

If the prevention of burglary is clear in these days, why then not protect – and send necessary help to – our Christian brothers and sisters worldwide?

NKJV (Matthew 25: 31-32, 35-41) 31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats…. 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ 41 Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:

These politicians, those who call themselves Christians, are a part of the world and act accordingly. In the way they speak with their unctuous but reprehensible words;
“We want to be tolerant, measures are not yet needed and we will pray for them.”
They appear fair on the outside, but are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness in their hearts. (Matthew 23:28)
Christians may not, under any excuse, commit themselves to such godless politics and thereby become part of that world. (John 17: 14-16) Becoming part of that world is a gross sin, through the indirect agreement with violence and injustice against Christians:

NKJV (1 John 3:10) 10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

The theme of this article is; Peace on earth is disappearing. How can Christians maintain peace?

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