The Prince of Peace has come!

Posted on November 29, 2015 · Posted in Worldview, Worship

Christmas marks the beginning of the end. The end of:

War,
Greed,
Selfishness,
Bigotry,
Racism,
Oppression,
Immorality,
Secularism,
Corrupt leaders,
Abuse,
Addiction,
Anger,
Despair,
Hatred,
Sadness,
Suffering,
Heartbreak.

Someone is saying, “Wait a minute! Haven’t you seen the news. Haven’t you seen the suffering of people all around you?”

Yes, I have. But there is news that is better than what is on the cable, network or internet or what my I eyes have seen. It was announced in the heavens 2,000 years ago. The items on this list have been defeated by Jesus Christ. They will all come to an end.

The good news is that Christ has come! He makes certain the promise that one day there will be no more tears.

Jesus Christ is waging a righteous war for the lives of his people. Heaven has been secured. The victory is won!

Isaiah 9:6-7
For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor,[d] Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will make this happen!

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.