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Friday, October 26, 2012

אֵ֣ל גִּבֹּ֔ור- Mighty God JESUS


Mighty God JESUS

Some never believe Jesus is God Himself because He was born as man. This was the accusation of the Jews for profanity or blasphemy against Jesus who claimed Himself to be God because they knew only Jehovah was God.

Let’s see what happened to Him when He claimed that He is the Son of God, which means God.

We read in John 10:33;

“We are not stoning you for any of these,” replied the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”


Truly Jesus was born as man like you and me, however His Origin and Nature is different from us. What does the Old Testament say about Him?

Let’s read Isaiah 9:6;

“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.”


Hebrew Original Text - Westminster Leningrad Codex

כִּי־יֶ֣לֶד יֻלַּד־לָ֗נוּ בֵּ֚ן נִתַּן־לָ֔נוּ וַתְּהִ֥י הַמִּשְׂרָ֖ה עַל־שִׁכְמֹ֑ו וַיִּקְרָ֨א שְׁמֹ֜ו פֶּ֠לֶא יֹועֵץ֙ אֵ֣ל גִּבֹּ֔ור אֲבִיעַ֖ד שַׂר־שָׁלֹֽום׃

“A Child”, “Son” prophesied to be born here is none other than JESUS.

Our Lord JESUS is;

  1. Wonderful Counselor(פֶּ֠לֶא יֹועֵץ֙ ) - the Holy Spirit is called ‘Counselor’ in John 14:26

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

  1. Mighty God(אֵ֣ל גִּבֹּ֔ור) - He is Mighty  God Himself
  2. Everlasting Father (אֲבִיעַ֖ד) - He gave us the everlasting life by shedding His Precious Blood and Water
  3. Prince of Peace (שַׂר־שָׁלֹֽום)  - He is the Peacemaker between God and sinners

 

It’s not me, It is the Holy Spirit Who teaches us to call JESUS, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace  as recorded in Isaiah 9:6,  some 730 years before Jesus was born.

O Holy Spirit, thank You for teaching us to believe Jesus our Lord is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace  as in Your Word. Amen.

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