Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Child is Born!

"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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." Isaiah 9:6-7


Merry Christmas! Christ was born in a manger, died on the cross, rose again, ascended into heaven, and will one day come back as King and Lord to reign on the earth. We know that the events recorded in Luke 2 are real and historic. However, like prophesy does in so many placed, there are at least two thousand years between the phrases "unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder." The government of the world is not yet given to him, however he does govern the church.


His name is "Wonderful" which denotes a marvelous thing that has happened. When looking at the events of his life, it is wonderful and a miracle! However not everyone will understand as most of the Jews for it is written, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14


He is also the "Counselor." He can give counsel through his Word, the Holy Ghost, and his servants. The question is, do we wait and follow his counsel? He is the Supreme Counselor, the one who is qualified to give counsel and advice to all created beings. Proverbs 3:5-6 gives good advise: "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." The Apostle Paul admonishes in Ephesians 5:17, "Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."


He's the "Mighty God" or the conquering God. Many love to think about him as a baby in a manger because that is harmless and not threatening. They even like to think of him on the cross or when he was walking on the face of the earth because that is historic. But few care to consider that he is also the conqueror and judge. "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day." 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10


He's the Everlasting Father," the Father of eternity; the Planner of the ages; and Father of all time. It does not mean that Jesus the Messiah is the one known as God, the Father, the first person of the Divine Trinity, for He is another person known in many places as The Ancient of Days.. He has been with the Father and always will be as the second Person of the trinity. "Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world." John 17:24 "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8 God the Father is the Ancient of Days. "I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him." Daniel 7:13


He's also the Prince of Peace. While there is not peace on the earth nor shall there be until his reign, one can have peace in his heart with Him as ruler. Does he rule in your heart this Christmas or are you full of turmoil and regret? Let the Prince of Peace rule in your heart by asking him to come in and rule you and taking away your sins! That would be the best Christmas present you could ever get.






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