Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mighty God

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6).

Part 1 - For unto us a child is born
Part 2 - A Son is given
Part 3 - And the government shall be upon his shoulder
Part 4 - 'and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor'
Part 5 - Mighty God
Part 6 - The Everlasting Father: the Father of eternity
Part 7 - Jesus is the Prince of Peace 

This is a multi-part series looking at this wonderful verse of scripture from Isaiah and commentary from Barnes' Notes. I'd said that for me, the text is rich and full of truth; complex with spiritual meaning, yet can be read and understood by children; is a great a promise, one even spoken as had already happened, yet would not occur for hundreds of years hence; a faithful promise, and a comforting thought.

Mighty God
The King is the Mighty God and His kingdom is free from all chaos. "God is not a God of confusion but of peace" (1 Corinthians 14:33), which means chaos is antithetical to who He is. Christ the King loves to step into a life of chaos and not only provide wonderful counsel, but also display His divine power by bringing order. He not only tells His subjects what to do as a wonderful Counselor, but He can energize them to do it—because He is the Mighty God. In Jesus we have a sovereign Master who can forgive sin, defeat Satan, liberate us from the power of evil, redeem us, answer our prayers, restore our broken souls, and reign over rebuilt lives, bringing order to chaos.
~John MacArthur


2 comments:

  1. My wife and I used this verse on our Christmas card this year. Great thoughts in it.
    I posted a link to your commentary on my blog: http://justwalkingtogether.blogspot.com/2016/12/isaiah-96-for-unto-us.html

    I like the John Gill commentary also, though it is a bit harder to read.

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    1. Hi,

      Thanks for the link up! I appreciate it. I enjoy Gill also. He sure knew his stuff.

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