Isaiah 9:6. “. . .the Prince of Peace. . . ”
I’ve thought about this Name for several days. Why Prince of Peace, and not King of Peace? Why Prince of Peace when we know that there will be rebellion even during the Millenial Kingdom?
I think the answer to my first question lies in the fact that Jesus, the Son of God, the King of Kings, will sit on David’s throne. the Son of the King is the Prince.
Even though there will be rebellion, it will be quickly destroyed. It will be a peaceable kingdom because no one will try to support or protect those who would lead a rebellion against Jesus.
And finally, the best kind of peace: the deeper, more foundational meaning of peace is “the spiritual harmony brought about by an individual’s restoration with God.” There will be peace in our relationship with God. We will experience the peace of unity and restoration with Him. There won’t be political parties, elections, and all the surrounding fanfare of human politics.
Peace. Shalom, in Hebrew. I can’t wait.