In the Old Testament, God was often called the
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. However, in
the New Testament, particularly in the epistles, God is
known, more than anything else, as the God of peace.
He’s called the God of peace more than He’s called
the God of love or the God of righteousness. We see
this referenced in Philippians 4:9: “…the God of peace
shall be with you,” and in 1 Thessalonians 5:23: “And
the very God of peace sanctify you wholly….”
The word “peace” is from the Greek “Eirēnē”,
which is akin to “Shalom” in Hebrew; it’s peace with
This is God’s desire for all men. No wonder
the angels declared in Luke 2:14: “Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Think about it! He brought peace between us and Him:
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with
God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).
The chaos experienced in some parts of the world
today didn’t happen by chance. They were inspired
by demons of chaos who thrive in chaos. They use
chaos as a tool for perpetrating their nefarious schemesthrough their human hosts and keep at it until people
bow to their wishes.
But God wants peace and tells
us to proclaim peace to the nations.
In the prayer He tells us to pray for all men, His
intent is that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
(1 Timothy 2:1-2). That’s what He wants us to have.
He’s always about peace. Even now, command peace
for your city and your country. Declare in the mighty
Name of the Lord Jesus that godly peace that brings
liberty, grace, strength, health and prosperity will hold
sway in your nation.