In a time where everything is instant and temporary, the thought of everlasting is almost forgotten. But it is still there, in eternity. Isaiah 9:6 names Jesus as the Everlasting Father. This is an eternal father (protector, provider, creator) who has no end. Many earthly fathers may have failed to provide or protect, but Jesus promises to be a father who never leaves us. Isaiah further explains the everlasting in the next verse. The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from now on and forever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:7) About one […]
The Mighty God. The prophet Isaiah spoke of the coming Savior child to be born of a virgin, and said that he will be named Mighty God. (Isaiah 9:6) Isaiah is referring to two prophesies of different times – a child and a king. We celebrate the birth of the child at Christmas, but we will celebrate again at the return of a mighty king who will restore and redeem. Isaiah gives us a hint of this Mighty God in his earlier prophesy: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; a light has dawned on those living in the land of darkness. You have enlarged the nation and increased its joy. The people have rejoiced before You […]
Wonderful Counselor. Another word for counselor is advocate, and that is just what Jesus is. He is for you. He will fight for you. He wants you to succeed and have a fulfilling life. And He is our intercessor. He prays on our behalf to our Heavenly Father: Jesus said, “Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.” (Luke 22:31-32) Like Simon Peter, even when we fail, Jesus is ready to help us up. He is a wise and wonderful counselor. A true friend who never leaves us. He promises to be with us in this life and to guide us home. The prophet Isaiah wrote about this […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.