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(The Lord Is Peace)
Jehovah-Shalom, The God of All Peace! The Father of The PRINCE OF PEACE!(Jdg 6:24)
Jehovah-Shalom — peace of the Lord.
Jehovah-Shalom is "The Existing One" God Of All Peace! Jehovah-Shalom is "to be" Our Father, The God of Our Peace! We are to be able "to exist" in the PEACE that is afforded us through the "blood of Jesus" - The Most powerful NAME of Jehovah Shalom.
The Name of Jehovah-Shalom also suggests "to become" PEACEFUL or "Peace Filled" or more specifically "to become known" as a follower of the Prince of Peace — this denotes a God who reveals Himself unceasingly as and through The "Peace" of the Person of Jesus - (John:14:27) PEACE I leave with you, MY PEACE I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. The word, Shalom is a derivative of "shâlêm" which means "be complete" or "sound" and nothing becomes more clear and soothing than "the peace of God" or "the absence from strife." as the NAME OF OUR FATHER, Jehovah-Shalom takes a hold in your "knower" and you can visualize the blood of Jesus as shed for you and all your sins, and that He alone, is the Prince of PEACE!
Shalom is the word that is ordinarily translated “peace,” and its cognates are found some 400 times in the Scripture. It is somewhat unique in that the word has manifold renderings. Among some of the translations are welfare, good health, all is well, safe, prosperity, whole, full, requite, perfect and restitution. In Judges 6:24 Gideon built an altar unto the LORD and called it Jehovah Shalom meaning “LORD of peace,” or “LORD our peace.” Through an angel Jehovah God had appeared to Gideon and challenged him to be the sixth judge of Israel and deliver them out of the hands of the Midianites. Gideon was reluctant to accept the challenge but later did so after he had made a sacrifice ready, and God consumed the flesh (of the kid) and the unleavened cakes (Judges 6: 11). The first time the word Shalom is used in the Bible is in Genesis 15:15 where Abram is assured of God’s blessings on him and his descendants and God assures him, “...thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace ; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.” The word Shalom became a form of greeting when one Hebrew met another much like we say “hello.”
It was during the days of the judges that Israel’s history was somewhat vacillating, an alternating of apostasy, chastening, repentance, prosperity and back to apostasy. They would disobey God’s command and would experience defeat by an enemy. Then Israel would repent, and God would raise up a judge who would deliver Israel from oppression. They would experience victory for a few years, then they would backslide. It was Gideon who was so encouraged that he looked for a period of peace from God. Israel did experience forty years of rest under his judgeship. No lasting peace, however, existed and finally they approached Jehovah God for a king much to their sorrow. Israel’s history has been a checkered history; they will not have perfect peace until the Prince of Peace rules and reigns Who is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
Although the Prince of peace has come the first time, and Israel as a whole rejected Him, there will come a time when they will recognize Him. So peace is in and through a Person. At our Lord’s first coming the angels heralded His coming (Luke 2:14) by praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Throughout the New Testament our Lord claims to give peace for which humanity cries. His words concerning the gift of peace spoken in the Upper Room may have utterly perplexed His disciples. The Master Who stilled the sea and calmed the elements (Mark 4:39) can give peace to the troubled soul. The Apostle John, among the many New Testament authors speaks of peace in this way; John quotes Jesus Who said, (John 14:27), “ Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you....” In John 16:33 Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace . In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Again Jesus said, (John 20:21, 26), “...Peace be unto you; as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you...Peace be unto you.” The Apostle Paul knew that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to peace with God. He accomplished peace for us; Romans 5:1 reads, “Therefore, being justified by faith, we have pe ace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” To the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 2:14, 15) Paul w rote, “For he (Christ) is our peace , who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us, having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace ;...”