Summary: To show that only in the LORD and through Him we can obtain Perfect Peace and in no one, or nothing we can get peace only through the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Do you have peace?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that only in the LORD and through Him we can obtain Perfect Peace and in no one, or nothing we can get peace only through the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Judges 6:24 (Amplified Bible)
6:24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and called it, The Lord is Peace. To this day it still stands in Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are my PRINCE of PEACE, and You are within me, I have Constant Perfect Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (Amplified Bible)
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 [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.
A. Author: unknown, but tradition attributes it to Samuel
B. Date written: 1086 - 1035 B.C.
C. Purpose: To review Israel's history following the conquest and prior to the Monarchy; and to demonstrate the consequence of sinful rebellion, in spite of God's repeated gracious provision of political and spiritual leaders.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: The nation of Israel
E. Main Theme: The History of Israel during the times of the fifteen judges.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Key word: Apostasy
G. Key verse: Judges 17:6 (Amplified Bible)
17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Gideon builts an altar
"Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and called it,"
We no longer build a physical altar nowadays but we worship the LORD GOD that is our spiritual altar and where we worship Him we "made an altar" in that place.
Altar are a place of worship and we are the living sacrifice offered on it. Our altar is the LORD JESUS Himself and within us, the Hope of Glory.
Revelation 11:1 (Amplified Bible)
11:1 A REED [as a measuring rod] was then given to me, [shaped] like a staff, and I was told: Rise up and measure the sanctuary of God and the altar [of incense], and [number] those who worship there.
Romans 12:1 (Amplified Bible)
12:1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.
Hebrews 13:15 (Amplified Bible)
13:15 Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.
a. A mount; a table or elevated place, on which sacrifices where anciently offered to some deity.
b. In modern churches, the communion table; and, figuratively, a church; a place of worship.
c. In scripture, Christ is called the altar of Christians, he being the atoning sacrifice for sin.
Hebrews 13:10 (Amplified Bible)
13:10 We have an altar from which those who serve and worship in the tabernacle have no right to eat.
The more frequent you worship GOD, the more frequent He reveals Himself to You.
B. The LORD is Peace
"The Lord is Peace"
The LORD JESUS revealed One of His Names to Gideon and that is Peace, because at that time Gideon is afraid and He needed the Peace of GOD to be in Him to wipe away all fears.
Other names of the LORD as found in the Bible:
1. JEHOVAH JIREH
Genesis 22:14 (Amplified Bible)
22:14 So Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide. And it is said to this day, On the mount of the Lord it will be provided.
2. JEHOVAH NISSI
Exodus 17:15 (Amplified Bible)
17:15 And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord is my Banner;
3. JEHOVAH TSEDEQ OR JEHOVAH TSIDKENU
Jeremiah 23:6 (Amplified Bible)
23:6 In His days Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name by which He shall be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.
Jeremiah 33:16 (Amplified Bible)
33:16 In those days Judah shall be saved and Jerusalem shall dwell safely. And this is the name by which it will be called, The Lord is Our Righteousness (our Rightness, our Justice).
4. JEHOVAH SHAMA
Ezekiel 38:23 (Amplified Bible)
38:23 Thus will I demonstrate My greatness and My holiness, and I will be recognized, understood, and known in the eyes of many nations; yes, they shall know that I am the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service].