CHRISTMAS IS COMING...
The Greek word for peace, eirene contains the following meanings:
- harmonious relationships between men
- between nations
- between God and man
- freedom from molestation
- the sense of rest and contentment
The Hebrew word shalom can also be translated as:
- completeness (in number)
- safety, soundness (in body)
- welfare, health, prosperity
- peace, quiet, tranquillity, contentment
- peace with God, with men
- peace (from war)
The core message of Christmas is not romantic or sentimental, it’s the powerful message of peace:
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (shalom).
To receive this peace we first must be reconciled to God. To be in right relationship with Him is to fulfil our purpose & design.
[Augustine of Hippo 397 AD]
You can find out how to find peace with God, and with yourself, in the Foundations Section of the website.
Give yourself the best Christmas present ever: take the steps outlined in the linked pages & receive the gift of peace with God, and peace within.
USE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE AS A PROPHETIC DECLARATION OVER YOUR HOUSEHOLD:
BITE-SIZED DEVOTIONS FOR THE LAST WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS
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