Updated: Jan 5, 2021
Wonderful Counselor Mighty God Everlasting Father Prince of Peace
2 Corinthians 5:10
1 John 4:9
One (out of hundreds) of my favorite scriptures is Isaiah 9:6-7. I think it’s one of the best prophecies and descriptions of the coming Christ-Child found in scripture.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV) says,
“For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
Breaking down many of the names and descriptions of Jesus found in this prophecy, made me to wonder where the fulfillment of the prophecy would be located in the New Testament. Of course, this list is not exhaustive but it gives us an idea of how scripture builds on scripture. I once had a very wise professor tell me that scripture never contradicts itself, and it always builds on itself. These brief examples show an indication of agreement in scripture.
A Child is Born: Matthew 1:23 (NKJV) “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
A Son is Given: Luke 2:7 (NKJV) “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
The Government will be on His Shoulders: Matthew 28:18 (NKJV) “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”
He will be called:
Wonderful Counselor: James 1:5 (NKJV) “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Mighty God: John 1:1 (NKJV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Everlasting Father: Hebrews 13:8 (NKJV) “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Prince of Peace: Romans 5:1 (NKJV) “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Of the Increase of His Government and Peace: Ephesians 2:13-16 (NKJV) “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.”
There Will Be No End: Luke 1:33 (NKJV), “And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
Upon the Throne of David: Matthew 1:16 (NKJV) “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David the King.
David the King begot Solomon by her [b]who had been the wife of Uriah. Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa. Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah. Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon. And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.”
Over His Kingdom: Luke 2:11 (NKJV) “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
To order it and establish it with:
Justice: Romans 3:21-26 (NKJV) “But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Judgment: 2 Corinthians 5:10 (NKJV) “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”
For That Time Forward, Even Forever: Hebrews 1:8 (NKJV), “to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.”
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform it: 1 John 4:9 (NKJV), “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”
When I see how scripture builds a perfect forever picture of God’s plan, I realize the completeness of God’s Love for us. God had us in mind all along.
Regardless of where we were born, what nationality we are, and how we relate to God/Jesus. God thought of you.
Today’s Spiritual Practice is: God thought of You
Stand in the presence of a Holy God and receive God’s forever Love. Whatever you’ve done, whatever you believe, however you relate to God, receive God’s forever love for you.
Through Jesus, Deb