Today we are continuing our look at the character aspects of Jesus in Isaiah chapter nine. Last week, I wrote about Wonderful Counselor. This week I’m sharing The mighty God, The everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace. One fact we need to remember, these are characteristics of God that Jesus has. While they are separate beings, they are yet the same. For unto us a Child is born; unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called… The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace
The mighty God – Just who is this Mighty God? The very Son of God Himself. He is mighty in all things! The work He does, no one else can do. He can only do it because of the mighty power and authority He has. He saves. He delivers. When we go to Him in prayer, He is there listening. We no longer need to have someone go to Him and pray for us because He is available to His children at any time.
The everlasting Father – Jesus has never had a beginning nor will He have an ending. (Isaiah 41:4, Revelation 22:13) Each day our lives change - jobs lost, promotions given, loved ones die or cut relations with family members - Everything about us changes, but nothing can change Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) Jesus gives eternal life when we accept Him as our Saviour. One day, we will spend all eternity with Him, our Everlasting Father.
The Prince of Peace – Everywhere we look, we see people talking about wanting peace. But the peace most individuals long for is not what they need – Jesus. He is the only One who can give perfect peace in this world. No, we are not promised a smooth road to walk in this life, but the peace that Jesus gives helps alleviate that rough road we deal with every day. When Jesus left this world, He told the disciples, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. (John 14:27)
It’s a joy to know He is what we are looking for in this sin filled world – He is the Prince of Peace.
Jesus is the promised Son of God, who fulfills these titles. He is the One who is worthy of the glory and honor we give. May we accept Him for who He is and what He offers.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, They everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
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