Today I am focusing on multiple names given to describe Jesus in Isaiah’s prophecy made in about 700 B.C. Isaiah 9:6b “And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” What is unusual about each of these names is that they contain 2 descriptors of the coming Messiah and King. Wonderful Counselor speaks of Jesus as a king that will reign and have power that is beyond human capabilities. He will have wonderful, marvelous plans for our good. Mighty God speaks of Jesus as the divine warrior who is our protector and champion. He is mighty and fair or just in all things. Everlasting Father speaks of Jesus as the coming benevolent Father. A king who cares for His people for eternity. Isaiah 64:8 describes this relationship “Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Psalm 103:13 gives yet another aspect of this relationship “As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.” The last name of Jesus in this verse is Prince of Peace. This refers to Jesus as the king who will reign in peace. He will bring wholeness and wellness to all his subjects.
Which of these names of Jesus speak to you today? Is He your Wonderful Counselor, your Mighty God, your Everlasting Father or your Prince of Peace? He can be all these to the one who trusts and believes in Him. David put it this way in Psalm 31:14 “But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, ‘You are my God.'” Is He your God today? Is He reigning as King of your life? Good questions to ponder and answer as we approach the day of His birth. He came to be our Messiah King to reign forever and ever.
A child of the King,