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Wisdom

Wisdom

Wisdom is personified in the book of Proverbs with God calling us to attend to His instructions, and retain and keep His words, which are the very foundations of His wisdom. 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principle thing; Therefore get wisdom, and in all your getting get understanding.” Wisdom is the great empowering force enabling […]

Attributes Of Jesus

Attributes Of Jesus

  In addition to the beautiful characteristics of Jesus enumerated in Isaiah 9:6, the scripture shows us numerous attributes that He extends toward us, and when we see these in Him they are a reflection of the Father; likewise when we see them in the father they are a reflection of Him, for He said, […]

And His Name Shall Be Called…

And His Name Shall Be Called…

The final name or title given to Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 is Prince of Peace, which, in Isaiah’s language, meant that as Prince He would be the head person, such as a chief or captain, of Shalom which includes safety (and figuratively) well, happy, friendly (and abstractly) welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, and peace. As His […]

His Name Shall Be Called…

His Name Shall Be Called…

Part 4 The fourth title given to Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 is Everlasting Father. This is not in conflict with God the father, for as Jesus Himself said in John 10:30, “I and My Father are one.” While being distinct personalities they share the same divine attributes. What can be said of the entire Godhead […]

His Name Shall Be Called…

His Name Shall Be Called…

Part 3 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; […]

His Name Shall Be Called…

His Name Shall Be Called…

Part 2 Today we continue our five part series on the titles given to Jesus in Isaiah 9:6, looking at the second one, which is Counselor. Some see counselor being one title with wonderful (wonderful counselor), and the Arabic version does render it as such (with the Septuagint and Targum seeming to lean that direction). […]

His Name Shall Be Called

His Name Shall Be Called

In Isaiah 9:6 we are given five titles describing the character of Jesus. Before we look at these characteristics we ask to whom would He be manifest in these roles? Isaiah said it is “unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given”. Unto who, the Jewish race? Yes, because it was […]

Like Showers That Water The Earth

Like Showers That Water The Earth

God’s children are likened to a flock of sheep throughout scripture, and the prophet Ezekiel speaks of them as such. In 34:26 he says, “… I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.” This passage is eschatological with fulfillment in three stages, beginning now with the “church […]

The Beauty Of The Flowers

The Beauty Of The Flowers

An old song says, “Give me the roses while I live, trying to cheer me on; useless the flowers that you give after the soul is gone.” As we walk the “road of life” we are given the opportunity to be as a sweet perfume emanating the fragrance of Christ, and like the flowers that […]

We Have A Mighty God

We Have A Mighty God

Isaiah 40 transitions from the declarations of judgment against Israel, Judah, and pagan Nations (brought on by sin and disobedience) in the first 39 chapters, to the return of Judah and Israel from captivity, speaking words of comfort and peace, the ultimate of which would be experienced under the reign of Messiah, with the rest […]