Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 19, 2017

Beautiful Name

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulder. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NLT)

 

These words were written by the Prophet Isaiah more than 700 years before the birth of Christ. Two thousand years later, here at Christmastime we still celebrate the fulfillment of prophecy by Isaiah when the Lord left His throne in heaven and came to earth as God’s Son.  Let’s focus our hearts on His beautiful name as we head into Christmas week:

 

WONDERFUL: the root word in Hebrew is “pele,” which means God is a doer of wonders, miracles, marvelous things that are beyond mere human understanding (Ps. 78:12).  Pele is used in Judges 13:18 meaning incomprehensible or beyond understanding. In other words, the verse spoken by God says, “You wouldn’t understand if I told you.” When Isaiah called the promised Child pele he was referring to the divine God Himself coming in the form of a baby.

COUNSELOR: refers to perfect wisdom enabling the King to make right decisions knowing the will of God of what’s right and God’s purposes. This Counselor would not need a team of advisers. God is more than able (Is. 28:29). Wonderful Counselor is a clear statement of deity.

MIGHTY: the Hebrew root word is “gibbor,” which means hero; a doer of great, mighty acts for people who cannot do for themselves. God was the power in David’s swing against Goliath. God was the calm in Abraham as he walked up Mount Moriah.

GOD:  the simplest Hebrew word for God is “El.” El refers to the one true God, the creator, the Supreme Being. El is used in conjunction with other names like El Shaddei or God Almighty.

EVERLASTING: forever, perpetuity, no ending, but also no beginning. The God who lives forever (Is. 57:15) in the forever and inhabits eternity. Never restricted by time. God does not change, never getting older, slower or frail. He doesn’t need to mature, grow or learn. He is the way He has always been and will always be. A child born into this world; yet He’s called everlasting. This child did not come in to existence when He was born. He is forever…no ending and no beginning.

FATHER: a good father is compassionate (Ps. 103:13), loving (Jer. 31:3), protective (Ps. 91:4), guider (Ps. 48:14), supportive (Ps. 54:4), encourager (Rom. 15:5). Throughout scripture God is called our Father.

PRINCE of PEACE: God’s kingdom will be one of peace…forever. It will not be established by fighting wars and no military might will be needed. God’s peace surpasses all human comprehension.

“Father, there’s no doubt this Christmas, the Child we celebrate is nothing less than You, come to earth as a human baby, in order to fulfill Your promises.”

For His Glory

Kim Lacey Schock
http://www.KimLaceySchock.com

 

 

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