Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Luke 02:13-14–And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward all men”.
On earth peace–Yes, there is peace on earth, for the Prince of Peace has come. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). “Now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ for he is our peace” (Ephesians 2:13).
1. Jesus has brought us peace with God –“Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).  Through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father” (Ephesians 2:18).
2. Jesus has brought us peace with each other–“For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us” (Ephesians 2:14). “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another” (1 John 1:7). As we walk in the light of God’s word (knowing, believing, and doing it) we have peace and fellowship with each other and “truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3).

Good will toward all men–This is God’s good will and pleasure directed, offered and poured out to all people. It is the offering of God’s grace delivered freely, unmerited and undeserved to all of mankind.