In order to know how to bear the Fruit of Peace, we must know the Root of peace.
“And again Isaiah says,
“The Root of Jesse will come,
even He who arises to rule the Gentiles;
in him will the Gentiles hope.”
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” – Romans 15:12
Isaiah 9 foretells of our Savior, Jesus…the Prince of Peace Himself. His legacy proceeded Him. Word of mouth revealed His glory and a promise that wouldn’t be forgotten. God knew that we needed peace. The status quo was no longer cutting it. He had to save us from ourselves.
God’s promise of peace is detailed in Jeremiah 33…and the fine print is enticing.
- Health & Healing
- Abundance of Prosperity & Security
- Restoration of Fortunes
- Cleansing from Guilt
- Forgiveness of Sins
- New name of joy, a praise and a glory before all nations
I couldn’t have worded it better if I tried.
Sometimes we have our own idea of peace. Usually its assumed as a quiet, drama free life. But Jesus’ idea of peace is a far cry from ours. He’s a God of over and above, and He will always have something better than what we have in mind. He even lets us in on the plan to stir our hearts. He could just say, “It will get better”. But He breaks it down, step by step. Jeremiah 33:16 sums it up:
“In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely.”
We can have peace in knowing that He reigns. even in the midst of chaos, His words remind us that we can maintain peace because He lives in us. He reminds us of what’s to come and sustains us in the now.
”Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.” – Jeremiah 33:6