A New Kind of Government

Daily God Walk for Tuesday, January 12, 2009

 To us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.    – Isaiah 9:6-7

 The prophet again speaks of a child yet to be born who would bring peace. And, again, this child would be recognized as God. This child would have the government of the kingdom of God upon his shoulders. He would be the Prince of Peace, the one with the only message that will bring peace to mankind.

Jewish leaders had hoped for peace for many generations. The problem was that they could only see peace through conquering the oppressor with force. They never dreamed of a kingdom being established by offering unconditional peace, but that is what this child yet to be born would offer.

He would bring peace that had no end. This would not be a peace that lasted until another war, or another assault, this was a peace that could not be affected by any circumstances in the physical realm. The peace that he brought was peace with God and peace with our inner person. This peace is spiritual peace.

The only lasting peace is the peace that comes from within a person. As long as my peace depends upon what another does I will not have lasting peace. As long as the peace of a people depends upon the will of a human government there will not be lasting peace.

The American system of government is thought to be the best there is in the world. In fact, many countries have followed this pattern of government. Yet, we are involved in wars on foreign lands. We often negotiate peace that is only as good as the intentions of the next leader. We are filled with inner turmoil.

What hope does the world have if the world’s best government cannot produce lasting peace?  Our hope is in the Prince of Peace.

 Principle:  Lasting peace comes from the Prince of Peace.

 Affirmation:  I have peace because of faith in the Prince of Peace

 Prayer:  Lord, I have no confidence in the ability of this world system to give lasting peace. Bless us with your everlasting peace. Amen.

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1 Response to “A New Kind of Government”

  1. 1 larrylillard March 24, 2010 at 12:51 am

    well good morning hope all is well with you aqnd jane we are doing better God has been doing great things for me and heather we all miss you very much been going to church and mettings and that helps been trying to find you on facebook well got to get ready for work love you guys and God bless

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