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The Presence of Peace

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Peace = Shalom

Peace as wholeness of life and body
Right Relationship or harmony between two parties often established by a Covenant.
Prosperity, success, or fulfilment
Victory over one’s enemies or absence of war

7:10-16

The truth of this passage is that faith in the Lord and in his promises is a practical approach to life however great the crisis
Second message of warning to Ahaz:
10-12: Attempt to move Ahaz to a position of faith
13-16: Ahaz is the betrayer fo his dynasty’s most treasured hope
16-17: Consequent Calamity
The house of David will be destroyed

9:2-7

With calamity comes darkness
We need peace
This is a picture of coming Shalom
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Father our hearts we lift,

Up to thy gracious throne,

And bless thee for the precious gift,

Of thine incarnate Son:

The gift unspeakable,

We thankfully receive,

And to the world thy goodness tell,

And to thy glory live.

Jesus, the holy child,

Doth by his birth declare,

That God and man are reconciled,

And one in him we are:

Salvation through his name

To all mankind is given,

And loud his infant cries proclaim,

A peace ’twixt earth and heaven.

A peace on earth he brings,

Which never more shall end:

The Lord of hosts, the King of Kings,

Declares himself our friend;

Assumes our flesh and blood,

That we his Spirit may gain;

That everlasting Son of God,

The mortal Son of man.

His kingdom from above,

He doth to us impart,

And pure benevolence and love,

O’erflow the faithful heart:

Changed in a moment we

The sweet attraction find,

With open arms of charity

Embracing all mankind.

O might they all receive,

The new-born Prince of peace

And meekly in his spirit live,

And in his love increase!

Till he convey us home,

Cry every soul aloud,

Come, thou desire of nations come,

And take us up to God.

(Nativity Hymns, Hymn 9)

Father our hearts we lift,

Up to thy gracious throne,

And bless thee for the precious gift,

Of thine incarnate Son:

The gift unspeakable,

We thankfully receive,

And to the world thy goodness tell,

And to thy glory live.

Jesus, the holy child,

Doth by his birth declare,

That God and man are reconciled,

And one in him we are:

Salvation through his name

To all mankind is given,

And loud his infant cries proclaim,

A peace ’twixt earth and heaven.

A peace on earth he brings,

Which never more shall end:

The Lord of hosts, the King of Kings,

Declares himself our friend;

Assumes our flesh and blood,

That we his Spirit may gain;

That everlasting Son of God,

The mortal Son of man.

His kingdom from above,

He doth to us impart,

And pure benevolence and love,

O’erflow the faithful heart:

Changed in a moment we

The sweet attraction find,

With open arms of charity

Embracing all mankind.

O might they all receive,

The new-born Prince of peace

And meekly in his spirit live,

And in his love increase!

Till he convey us home,

Cry every soul aloud,

Come, thou desire of nations come,

And take us up to God.

God as the source of Peace

Peace as wholeness of life and body
Right Relationship or harmony between two parties often established by a Covenant.
Prosperity, success, or fulfilment
Victory over one’s enemies or absence of war

God as the source of Peace

Righteousness and Peace

Peace that is to Come

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