He Shall Be Called - Prince of Peace
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
• Isaiah wrote this prophecy over 700 years before Jesus is born. He was giving a hopeful promise of us receiving the peace of God through a Savior, Jesus.
Isaiah 26:12 O Lord, you will ordain peace for us, for you have indeed done for us all our works.
Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 55:12 “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Acts 10:36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),
• Prince – (Hebrew, sar) a head person.
Peace – (Hebrew, shalowm) rest; completeness
Jesus is the central benefactor of our satisfaction, rest, and completeness.
Romans 5:1-5 1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. • Cf. Ephesians 2:14; Colossians 1:20
The more trustworthy and unfailing something appears to us, the greater our peace and assurance will be.
Philippians 4:6-7 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. • Cf. Matthew 11:29-30; 1 Peter 5:7
Prayer is the native language of faith. And the more we pray in faith in everything, the more we experience the peace of God.