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Christ - Counselor, Isa. 9:6
Isaiah Insights #16
Warren E. Berkley – wberkley.podbean.com
His name shall be called Mighty God!
In Matthew 1:23, one of the names of Christ is “Immanuel” which means “God with us.”
Referring to Christ, the apostle John wrote, “This is the true God and eternal life,” in 1 Jno. 5:20.
And, in Heb. 1:8, God is saying to Jesus, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.”
Jesus is God. What do you say, after reading these affirmations?
But not only is Jesus God, deity. He is called, here in Isaiah, “Mighty God.” Jesus revealed Himself as “the Mighty God” in His birth, His baptism, His miracles, His behavior, His response to attack, His death and certainly in His resurrection.
God raised Jesus from the dead, “having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it,” (Acts 2:24).
Our confessions of faith in Christ can and should affirm His deity, without apology.
Furthermore, whatever may be your burden or battle today, God has the power to meet it, to handle it, strengthen you and use your strength to gain more … all to His glory. He can work great things in us through Jesus, who is The Mighty God.
The names or titles of Jesus are more than just good lyrics for hymns. More than just points of theological debate. Far more than just words on the pages of Scripture.
Who Jesus is – we confess; we sing and preach … but we live day to day knowing who He is – and being strengthened by Him. His name shall be called Mighty God. Might is about power – power given to those who are faithful to Jesus Christ.
I’m going to bring the Isaiah Insights to a close with this podcast. After a few days off, I’ll return with a series of podcasts from the book of Proverbs. Stand by for that. And thank you for listening.
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