Thursday, December 20, 2012


Isaiah 9:6  "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, Counselor, The might God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace"

Isaiah was preparing us for Christmas. He did so through his prophecy of the virgin birth. Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” He also did so through his revelation of the many names of Jesus,. A child was to be born, a son given. A child who would some day govern. Even foretold by the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:30-33)

His name shall be called the Mighty God.” He is God Himself. In the Messiah all the fullness of deity would exist in bodily form (Col 2:9). He is the omnipotent supreme ruler. As He has wisdom, so He has strength. He is able to save to the utmost

John the Baptist was to prepare the way for the Mighty God. There was another miraculous birth that was to occur. Zacharias was serving in the temple (Luke 1:5-10). Zacharias and Elizabeth had been childless (Luke 1:7). An angel announces the coming birth of John (Luke 1:13). God answers prayer in His own way and in His own time. He worked in an impossible situation – Zacharias' wife was barren – to bring about the fulfillment of all the prophesies concerning the Messiah. If we want our prayers answered, we must be open to what God can do in impossible situations and we must wait for Him to work in His way and in His time. This one to be born was prophesied by Isaiah (Isaiah 40:3-5). John the Baptist was to prepare the way of the Lord. The one to come (Jesus) would exalt those in valleys. He would bring the proud low. He would make the crooked straight. He would make the rough smooth. Only the Mighty God can work such miracles in people's lives

Isaiah told people to prepare to see God work! The Mighty God is at work in each of us through the work of the Holy Spirit

The Mighty God is to bring light to those in darkness (Luke 1:76-79). Jesus is called the Dayspring; - the dawn. John was to be a prophet of the Highest – pointing people to Jesus. He would give light to those in darkness. He would give light to those in the shadow of death. He would give guidance to those in trouble. Human solutions for problems fail. We need the wisdom of the Mighty God

The shepherds were to go and find the Mighty God (Luke 2:10-12). The first announcement was to common men. Not the religious “Who's Who”. A Savior: Christ the Lord. “A Savior!” - What good news for sinners!
This Savior is Christ Jesus the Lord. The shepherds went and found the Lord, as directed. Many who lived and walked the earth with Jesus found Him to be the Mighty God! Have you found Him to be the Mighty God in your life?

Come with all your sins to the One who is mighty to save. Come with all your problems to the One who is mighty to solve. The Mighty God awaits your call. Trust Him with your life – your all. Give yourself to the God who is mighty!

Until next time...enjoy the journey!


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