To us a child is born

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. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Isaiah 9:6-7

Today’s verses go hand in hand with yesterday’s verse. Once again Isaiah is prophesying the birth of the Messiah. Could Isaiah been talking about someone other than the Messiah? I think the answer is a definitely no. the reason I say this is because we need to take all the prophetic verses concerning the Messiah together. No one else fulfills these prophesies except Jesus.

Form both today and yesterday’s verses we see that Messiah will come as a child. This means He will have the entire human experience. From helpless baby to grown adult He lived as we do, He had the same experiences as we do.

We also find many of the alternative names for the Messiah in today’s verses. IN particular I love Prince of Peace. The message that Jesus gives us is one of peace. When people try and pervert Jesus’ message into a call to violence they are no longer acting as one of His disciples. IN fact I would go further and say they are no longer Christian except in name only. Our war is not with others here on earth but with Satan and his followers. We are in a spiritual war and we fight for the souls of others. We fight to bring them to Christ.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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