Prince of Peace
Jesus is often referred to as the Prince of Peace. This name comes from Isaiah 9:6, a passage often quoted during the Christmas season.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulders: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
THE BRINGER OF PEACE
This title, “The Prince of Peace,” implies that Jesus is the one who can and will bring peace. He is the peace giver, and is the ruler of peace. Jesus said this of Himself in
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
THREE LEVELS OF PEACE
The peace that Jesus brings has three different levels. First and most significant is that we have peace with God. Through Jesus Christ, we are redeemed, forgiven, and reconciled to God forever. Though we were dead in our sins living as enemies of God, Jesus’ brought peace to our relationship with Him through His work on the cross.
The Prince of Peace also provides peace within us . In the midst of confusion, anxiety, and uncertainty, He gives us peace. When we experience trials, tribulations, and sorrows, He brings peace. Jesus’s peace is a peace that “surpasses all understanding” (Phil 4:7). It defies our feelings and is not impacted by surrounding circumstances. It is a supernatural peace given only by The Prince of Peace.
Finally, He provides peace we can experience with others. Part of the promise we have in Jesus Christ is that one day there will be peace. Hatred, conflict, and enmity will not last forever. Peace is the final word, and it is brought by the only one who can bring it, The Prince of Peace.
The angels announced His birth perfectly; “Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be for all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” Jesus is the Prince of Peace.