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The Real Reason For The Season: 31 Names of Jesus-

26. Wonderful Counselor... - Isaiah 9:6

26. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Is. 9:6

Technically, we will be dealing with 4 names of Jesus today instead of just one. The promise of Isaiah 9 is that a special ruler shall come form the line of Judah. This King would be different from the any that the world had ever seen.

He is the wonderful counselor. His teachings, his parables, his knowledge, his authority, and his ability to speak to anyone with empathy and compassion caused wonder and amazement. Jesus amazed the priest and Levites because he knew so much and spoke with authority at just twelve years old. As an adult, people were often awed by his teachings and how he spoke with authority. People recognized that he was not like the Pharisees and Priest because he spoke with authority and concern. Jesus can relate to all your problem and situations.

He is the Mighty God. I often get into weird discussions with people about the differences between Jesus and God. Some people just want to catalogue him and put him in a box. A man chastised me one day for praying to Jesus. He said that we HAD to pray to God and do it in Jesus' name. But Jesus is God... God is Jesus. Jesus himself said, "I and the Father are one." He carries with him all the authority and power of God. Jesus is "God in a bod," man. Don't try to wrap your mind around it... just accept it.

He is the Everlasting Father. Jesus is The Beginning and The End. He is the First and the Last. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is eternal in nature...always was and always will be. You can ignore him, deny him, ridicule and maline him but he will not go away. You, my friends, will die and your body will slowly return to the dust you were created from but Jesus will still be here. If you want to invest in something that last then invest your soul in Jesus Christ!

He is the Prince of Peace. There were times when the King would send his son as an ambassador or secretary of state to work out peace with those who were defeated. It was the ultimate sign of trust. If you receive the son than you will enjoy the king's peace. But if you reject him or try to attack the prince than you have sealed your doom. Jesus has brokered our peace. He has made peace between God and man. All you have to do is accept his terms and receive the Prince of Peace.

I praise God for this wonderful promise fulfilled in Jesus. May you be blessed today as you enjoy the eternal peace and power of God wrapped up in the flesh of a man.

PRAYER THOUGHT: Dear God, I praise you for your promise of Jesus; my Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and my Prince of Peace. I want Jesus to rule in my heart so that I may treat others with wonderful words of life, compassion, peace, and truth. Help me to be the man you would have me to be today. Keep my mind focused on you and not on me. It is by the sacrifice and authority of Jesus in whose name I wear that I can come to you. So in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN!

-Loren Lung

Dec 26, 16/ Preacher/ Ministers Minute/
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