Judges 6:24a Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovahshalom:

Jehovahshalom; the Lord is peace

The meaning for the name of this altar is derived from verses 12 and 23; And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour. And the Lord said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.

This is the only place in all scriptures where Jehovahshalom appears. We know that when something is really important God repeats it over and over again in scriptures. So why is this one Jehovah name important? It is personal. It is personal to Gideon and it should be personal to us. So many of these Jehovah names are general interactions, this one is personal.

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Justification is a personal issue. You and you alone are justified by faith. Your justification by faith cannot and does not extend to another.

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

The Lord is peace, He is the indwelling, peace does not come down upon you, it rises up in you.

John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

You cannot produce what you do not have in you. Peace be with you is more than a greeting, more than a blessing, it is an outpouring of He who is in you.

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