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Summary: God’s eternal love not only moved Him to create us. It also urged Him to go through a process so that He could enter into us and make us His expression. He, the infinite God, humbled Himself to become a finite human being named Jesus Christ.. Then the Lor

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What is God’s greatest Gift to Humanity?

" For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

These words were written by the prophet Isaiah more than 700 years before the birth of Jesus. So here begins one of the many prophecies about the wonderful story of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came from heaven to save this world that had rebelled against him. About 3000 years ago, God began to speak to the world through the prophets of the land of Israel: "Look! The king of this world is coming! He will be as the light of the morning sun, as the sun coming up into a cloudless sky. "He will banish war from the earth, and bring peace to the nations. His realm will stretch from sea to sea, to the very ends of the earth. His enemies will not outwit with, nor will the wicked overpower him". "I will make him the mightiest king in all the earth. His throne shall be as endless as the days of heaven. I will give him the ruling power and glory over all the nations of the world, so that all people of every language must obey him. His power and authority are eternal, they will never end; his government shall never fall". "He will reveal the meaning of justice to the nations of the world. He will bring at last true justice to the world. He will not rest or grow weary until truth and righteousness prevail throughout the earth".

The Eternal God, who created the heavens, the earth and everything in it, and gives life and breath to every creature; He is the one who says concerning Christ, the Saviour, "Look! I’m going to give you a sign! A virgin shall conceive and give birth to a male child. He will be named ’Immanuel’ (this means: ’God is among us’). He will light the path of all nations, and lead them to me. This prophecy tells us that a child will be born. The child will be unique – the child will be special. The child will be the one we know as Jesus Christ. "The government of this world will be handed to him. These will be his royal titles: He will be called:

Wonderful Counselor,

The Mighty God,

Everlasting Father,

The Prince of Peace,

"His ever-expanding, peaceful government will never end. He will rule with perfect fairness and justice, and bring true peace and righteousness to all the nations of the world. And the earth will be filled with the knowledge of God just as the waters fill the sea".

Let us look at Jesus as being “Prince of Peace”.

Shalom is the word for peace. In the Hebrew language, peace is a rich and powerful concept. Shalom means to make whole, to complete, to restore, to compensate, or wholeness, fullness, well-being, happiness, tranquility, peace. Jesus is the governor of well-being, the captain of happiness, the ruler of peace. If you can embrace this, you will see the Christ differently for the rest of your life. Remember what the angels said when they announced Jesus’ birth?

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:16)


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