The LORD is My PEACE (JEHOVAH – SHALOM) ( 444 words)
“So Gideon built an altar to the LORD and called it The LORD is Peace.” (Judges 6: 24).
Yahweh + Havah = JEHOVAH = LORD = “Panginoon” = The Eternal God who is constantly revealing Himself to us
The Greek word for peace means unity or wellness; in Hebrew, it’s total well-being.
Chosen by God, Gideon was one of the early judges of Israel who freed his countrymen from the oppressive rule of the Midianites.
When Gideon was making a burnt offering of goat meat and unleavened bread to the LORD, he saw the angel of the LORD. He thought he would die and exclaimed, “Ah, Sovereign LORD, I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face!”
But the LORD said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.”
“So Gideon built an altar to the LORD and called it The LORD is Peace.” (Judges 6: 19-24).
Did you know that our LORD Jesus Christ, through His death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave, has brought peace between Holy God and sinful but believing men and women? (Romans 5: 1, Ephesians 2: 14).
When the disciples of Jesus were caught up in a raging storm while inside a boat in the Sea of Galilee, they woke up Jesus to save them.
Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. (Mark 4: 37-39).
Here, on a near-death experience, Jesus magnificently displayed His authority over His creation (air and water), to the wonder and awe of His very frightened disciples.
So, faced with any storm of life or troubled situation, would you believe in JEHOVAH-SHALOM to provide you with calmness. unity, reconciliation, serenity, harmony, and wholeness? Jesus Christ is our tranquility and security – the peace within ourselves, the peace in our troubled relationships, the peace among warring groups and the most important, our peace with GOD.
“May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16).
Now, what keeps you from trusting the Lord of Peace at all times, in every way, and in any troubled situation?
Would you NOW allow JEHOVAH – SHALOM, The LORD is Peace, to tear down false walls of fear and prejudice in order to build a castle of true love and peace within you?
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