Today we are looking at the third of the five titles given to Jesus in Isaiah 9:6, which is none other than “Mighty God” (Hebrew Gibbore Ale, a powerful warrior mighty in strength). Yes to Isaiah and his immediate audience this meant He would be powerful and mighty, equating Him with Almighty God; it also carries the implication of being a warrior. Yes, Almighty God, the one who is “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us …” John 1:14. So being one of us, this Omnipotent warrior would fight the battles that confront us, facing every temptation that we face being “in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” Hebrews 4:15; taking on our sins and our sicknesses, “bearing our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed” 1 Peter 2:24. He destroyed “him who had the power of death, that is the devil …” Hebrews 2:14-15, conquering Hades and death forevermore, (see Revelation 1:18)! And in Colossians 2:15 He “disarmed principalities and powers… triumphing over them in it.” Having done all this as a man, and for mankind, everyone who places their trust in Him will share His victory, just like the whole army shares in the victory parade of the leader that mounted the final attack! Psalm 91:1 says “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Hebrew Shadday, this title often appears as El Shadday, God Almighty). The secret place of the Most High is in this Mighty God, and abiding under His shadow is to be in the shade and defense of His victory; in other words, His victory is our victory! Always remember His words in Matthew 28:18, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”
-By Rose Hill
You are God Almighty, and great in power,
Your absolute might is in effect this hour.
Your greatness and strength make You capable indeed,
To give Your people all they need.