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, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Who is this child and son this scripture is referring to? Of course it’s our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
(Matthew 1:23) “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
Jesus is the King of Kings and when he returns to establish his kingdom all the government will rest on his shoulders
(Matthew 28:18) “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
What does it mean Jesus will be called Wonderful Counselor? The word “Wonderful” in this scripture means “incomprehensible” or “beyond our understanding” Jesus leaves us full of wonder, from the beginning of the Virgin Birth to his Resurrection from the Tomb. The Glory of our Lord is incomprehensible.
We know Jesus was a wise Counselor, with his famous parables and insights to the Word of God (Mark 1:22) “And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.”
Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” but what does that really mean? We know that Jesus came into this world not to condemn us but save us from our sins.
(John 3:17) “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved”.
Jesus showed mercy on all sinners and has giving everyone the opportunity to repent and have everlasting life
Notice also Jesus is to be referred to as “The mighty God” not a might God but the mighty God. If there is any doubt that Jesus is God in the flesh then this scripture should enlighten them.
(John 1:14) “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
This Christmas celebrate Heaven coming down to Earth, God becoming flesh to love, teach, and save us all. Keep Christ in Christmas Amen