Trinity (Isaiah 9:6)

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Many people would say that the Trinity was a man-made doctrine started by Constantine in around 300 A.D. However when you really study the Old Testament, you can see the Triune God is displayed throughout the scriptures.

This article I’m just going to be focusing on the prophecy from Isaiah. This prophecy was obviously written 700 years before Christ and about 1,000 years before Constantine, so this is not man-made doctrine

Everyone would agree this prophecy is revealing the Messiah (Jesus) will be born to save humanity. But lets analyze the titles given to Christ

Wonderful Counselor – I believe this reveals the Holy Spirit, notice when Jesus talks about the Holy Spirit in John 14:16 the original Greek word is Parakletos which means Counselor. The Holy Spirit is the Wonderful Counselor

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. John 14:16

Eternal Father – It’s very clear that God (Yahweh) is our Heavenly Father. Throughout Jesus ministry he always addressed God as Father and him as his Son. It also tells us through Christ we become Children of God

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8

Prince of Peace – I think its obvious Jesus is the Prince of Peace. When Jesus was born, the angels announced Jesus would bring peace to the world. How? By his work done at the cross, defeating Sin and Death and reuniting us with the Father

Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” Luke 2:14

 

Mighty God – Finally we have the big title of “Mighty God” If you agree this prophecy is about Christ, then you would have to agree Jesus is God. We already know that the Father is God. Also add the Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5). Might God is the title shared among the Godhead (Father , Son, and Holy Spirit)

“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me Isaiah 44:6

Interesting enough Jesus calls himself the First and Last also…also calls himself Redeemer

4 thoughts on “Trinity (Isaiah 9:6)

  1. anitashope

    Always love your posts. Sometimes it makes me pull out my bible to further study your references, like today. I want to address a passage that has been a point I use for proving the Trinity. In Genesis 1:26, right at the first of the Bible it says “Let US make man in OUR image”. NIV Another new awesomeness I ran across recently in a bible study that I mentioned in my blog was about the names of God and one was when Jesus called to Abba Father – it was translated as Dearest Daddy. What an awesome and tender way to refer God. Some may see it as disrespect from father to daddy but I see it as more intimate and if anything we need to be more intimate and close to God. Thank you for your thoughts.

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