Getting To Know God
His Name Is...
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Peace Through The Sword
Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
When God revealed Himself as Jehovah Shalom, it was the Angel of the Lord – an Old Testament manifestation of Jesus - that assured Gideon of peace. He promised Gideon that He would bring peace by judging the enemies who caused fear and death. Spiritual peace comes the same way. Jesus judged sin in order to remove the fear of condemnation and death – the factors that corrupt His peace. This is why Jesus brought the sword before peace. He had to judge and purge the factors that corrupt His blessings, beginning with sin. We receive the peace of God through the perfect judgment Jesus administrates, separating us from the corruption that kills.