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On Earth Peace Toward All Men

(Luke 2:14) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” As we look at (v. 14) again we see that one of the things that the angels wanted the shepherds to know was that “peace” was now available on earth for any man who trusts to Jesus. The Peace of God is an interesting thing because it involves not only a peace that is given to every man at salvation but also a peace that no man can ever take away. Before Christ came there was no real or lasting peace with man on earth. For: 1) The Peace that came down from Heaven was Jesus. God came to this earth even after he witnessed our sin. It was no surprise to God what sis man was capable of, even so, He still sent Jesus to save us. (Rom. 5:8) “God commended his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died or us.” The proof of His love was sending Jesus! 2) It’s now possible to have “Peace” with God through Jesus. Complete peace was never possible until Jesus came.

(Heb. 10:14) “ for by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are saved.” We are now perfectly freed from the penalty of sin forever, because of the peace offering of Jesus Christ. There was no peace available with God in the O.T. because sin could not be completely washed away by the blood of bulls and goats (Heb. 10:4) .(Heb. 10:10)  “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once and for all.” 3) In Jesus we have Peace with God every day. (Jn. 14:27) “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (1 John 4:8) His Love, HisPerfect love casteth out fear.”

 

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