“… and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 ESV)
The rule of the Prince of Peace will be more than an authority over the nations. The rule of the Prince of Peace will be known in the heart of every believer … “the peace that passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:7) and is known by those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ and know the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
Christ’s other titles encourage us to allow our hearts and minds to ponder upon this child who is going to be called, “Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of Peace”.
Isaiah speaks as if the child’s arrival is imminent – we know that Isaiah’s vision has been fulfilled as the child has come in the flesh and will come again when the rule of God will be complete, his kingdom will come, all the enemies of God defeated, and the kingdom will handed to God by the Son who will then reign in glory.
This season, why not take the time to think carefully, prayerfully, and peacefully about the Jesus whose birth we remember and celebrate this Christmas season?
Who is this Jesus, in history and in your life?
Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas!
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 Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6-7 ESV)
24 Then the end will come; Christ will overcome all spiritual rulers, authorities, and powers, and will hand over the Kingdom to God the Father. 25 For Christ must rule until God defeats all enemies and puts them under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be defeated will be death….. 28 But when all things have been placed under Christ’s rule, then he himself, the Son, will place himself under God, who placed all things under him; and God will rule completely over all. (1 Corinthians 15:24-28 GNB)
14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (Isaiah 11:14 ESV)
22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us).
(Matthew 1:22-23 ESV)
9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:9-13 ESV)
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation 31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.” (Luke 2:29-31 ESV)