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JESUS CHRIST: The Fulfillment of the Promises of God Part 6 of 9: The Lord our Peace

Updated on May 30, 2010

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Part 6: The Lord our Peace (Jehovah-Shalom)

“19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us - by me, Silvanus, and Timothy––was not "Yes and no," but in him was "Yes." 20 For all the promises of God in him are "Yes," and in him "Amen," to the glory of God through us.” (2Corinthians 1:19-20 EMTV)

The title Jehovah-Shalom is used only in Judges 6:24 “Then Gideon built an altar there unto Jehovah, and called it Jehovah–shalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.”

Jehovah Shalom {shaw-lome} "Jehovah is our peace"

OLD TESTAMENT: Shalom (Peace) is used of completeness, soundness, welfare, health, prosperity, tranquility, quiet, contentment, peace, friendship, peace from war. It communicates oneness, and therefore, a state of untroubled, undisturbed well-being.

Let's look at how this word is used in the Bible (keeping our eyes open for what God has to teach us about having peace).

OLD TESTAMENT uses (Strong's Concordance #7965 Word Study):

Look at how God uses this word. Look for what He is teaching you about having peace.

  • Genesis 43:27-28 And he asked them of their welfare <7965>, and said, Is your father well <7965>, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health <7965>, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
  • Exodus 18:7 And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare <7965>; and they came into the tent.
  • 1Samuel 25:6 And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace <7965> be both to thee, and peace <7965> be to thine house, and peace <07965> be unto all that thou hast.
  • 2Samuel 11:7 “And when Urijah had come to him, David asked how Joab prospered <07965>, and how the people prospered <7965>, and how the war prospered <7965>.”
  • 2Samuel 20:9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health <07965>, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.
  • 1Kings 4:24-25 For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace <7965> on all sides round about him.25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
  • 1Chronicles 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace <07965> and quietness unto Israel in his days.
  • 2Chronicles 15:5 And in those times there was no peace <7965> to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries.
  • Job 15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity <7965> the destroyer shall come upon him.
  • Job 21:9 Their houses are safe <7965> from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
  • Psalms 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace <7965>, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
  • Psalms 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity <7965> of his servant.
  • Psalms 38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest <7965> in my bones because of my sin.
  • Psalms 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar <7965> friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
  • Psalms 119:165 Great peace <7965> have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
  • Psalms 120:7 I am for peace <7965>: but when I speak, they are for war.
  • Psalms 122:7 Peace <7965> be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
  • Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace <7965>. Of the increase of his government and peace <7965> there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
  • Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect <7965> peace <7965>, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
  • Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace <7965>; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
  • Isaiah 41:3 He pursued them, and passed safely <7965>; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.
  • Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace <7965>, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.
  • Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace <7965>; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
  • Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement (punishment) which achieved our peace <7965> was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
  • Isa 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace <7965> of thy children.
  • Isaiah 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace <07965>: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
  • Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace <7965>, peace <7965> to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
  • Jeremiah 8:15 We looked for peace <7965>, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!
  • Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace <7965> and truth.
  • Jeremiah 38:4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare <7965> of this people, but the hurt.
  • Lamentations 3:17 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace <7965>: I forgat prosperity.
  • Haggai 2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace <7965>, saith the LORD of hosts.
  • Zechariah 8:12 For the seed shall be prosperous <7965>; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.

NEW TESTAMENT: "Peace" is used of harmony, concord, oneness; resulting in security, safety, prosperity, felicity, (because peace and harmony make and keep things safe and prosperous). The New Testament Greek word for peace is “eirene” which is understood to come from a root word meaning “to join.” See 2Chronicles. 18:1-3

Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: Tranquil: Quiet; calm; undisturbed; peaceful; not agitated. Opp: strife, division, conflict, tribulation, being troubled or fearful.

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.

What kind of peace is this?

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

We have peace with God because of the blood of the cross (Ephesians 2:13-14). “For he himself (Christ Jesus) is our peace…” This is the doctrine out from which comes the practice of manifesting peace with God because we live as ones who have peace with God. Jesus Christ’s blood was shed to pay for every error of mankind (1John 2:2). Because all of our errors have been cleansed by his blood we have been justified. This is why we have peace with God – we have been justified.

Romans 4:25-5:1 "who (Jesus our Lord) was delivered up for our offenses and raised for our justification. Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Romans 5:10 "For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life; 11 and not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation."

Ephesians 2:13-14 "But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are made near in (by) the blood of Christ. For he is our peace."

NEW TESTAMENT uses (Strong's Concordance #1515 Word Study):

  • Mark 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace <1515>, and be whole of thy plague.
  • Luke 7:50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace <1515>.
  • Luke 8:48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace <1515>.
  • Luke 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace <1515> be unto you.
  • Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace <1515> come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace <1515> return to you.
  • Luke 10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace <1515> be to this house. Luke 10:6 And if the son (follower) of peace <1515> be there, your peace <1515> shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
  • Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace <1515> with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
  • Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace <1515>, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
  • Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace <1515> of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
  • Colossians 3:15 And let the peace <1515> of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
  • 2Peter 1:2 Grace and peace <1515> be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

We were enemies of God (Romans 5:10), having no hope and without God in this world (Ephesians 2:12b). But Jesus Christ died to pay for everything that stood between us and God. Now we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. God had promised to achieve our peace by the promised Christ bearing our due punishment. All of the promises of God find their “yea” and “amen” in Christ. Therefore, in Christ we have safety, security, prosperity, felicity. Jehovah is all these promises to us through Christ. Since God is now for us, who or what could be against us? (Romans 8:31) We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.


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