What does Peace on Earth Good Will To Man really mean?
The Christmas story is celebrated around the world but do most people know why the angles said, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14
How did God gave us peace and good will?
Because Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, 2Cr 5:19 in modern English For God was in Christ, reconciling (make good again, restore to right condition, be friendly again, accepted) the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them.
In other words, Jesus came into the world and took our sin on Himself paying the price for the WHOLE WORLDS SIN. Now anyone can receive that peace with God. Have you ever felt as though God was mad at you for something you did or said? Have you ever felt God don’t love me how could He? Have you ever said I am too FAR GONE for God. Have you ever NOT EVEN CARED OR BELIEVED in Jesus or God? Well I got good News for you today. The Christmas story is all about God sending His Son Jesus to pay the price for your lifetime of sins so He could become your friend and Father!
You see we are a spirit and we live in a body and we have a soul. When we sin we know it is wrong and we need to be punished. Our body starts acting out because it knows someone must be punished for our sin. So we start to get stressed, sick and diseased. We unknowingly punish ourselves. The Good News is Jesus took all your punishment for you all you have to do is take the free gift!
You may ask, What do I have to do to be accepted? What do I have to do to have peace?
All you have to do is believe! Rom 5:1 Therefore, having been justified ( made right with God) by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
What did God do to bring us peace?
2 Cor 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin [to be] sin for us, that we might become the righteousness ( be right with God) of God in Him. HE took our sin and the result of sin for us so we could again be friends with God, not follow a bunch of rules but enter into a relationship.
Col 1:20 He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. He made peace with EVERYTHING on earth – that means you, He made peace for you by the shed blood of Jesus.
2Cr 5:19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, He didn’t make YOU paid the price and result of your lifetime of sin! Sin leads to death, sin brought sickness, disease, pain, sorrow, grief, fear, lack and poverty.
How do you RECEIVE that gift of peace between you and God?
If you were to die tonight, do you know where you would go? The Bible says all have sinned and the result of sin is death. But WHOEVER calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. I am a “whoever,” and so are you. Call on the name of Jesus right now. “Father God, I accept the free gift of Jesus and make Him Lord of my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and show me how much you love me. In Jesus’ name.”
Now that you have the gift you also have been given a Ministry
2 cor 5:18 God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
We are not to point out the sins of others but we are to tell them that Jesus died for their sins and wants to have a relationship with them. It is GOOD NEWS!
Is 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name ….Prince of Peace.
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