The Isaiah 9:6 Series

The beauty and significance of the names of Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 give us hope, strength, and courage. Because Jesus is Wonderful, our hearts can take comfort because He is good and will always do what is good. Because Jesus is our Counselor, we have Someone who will give us sound wisdom, right direction, and well-founded hope. Because Jesus is the Mighty God, we can depend on Him for strength that never fails and have courage to live for Him in this world because He is in control over all things. Because Jesus is the Everlasting Father, we can count on Him to always be there, to be eternal and unchanging. Because He is the Prince of Peace, His rule within us produces calming strength, inner stability, and lasting security.

So here they are in one spot—links to each devotion in this series. I love these names, don’t you? In case you missed a devotion or would like to read them in one sitting, the links are located under each picture in blue, underlined type. On Christmas Eve, I read most of the devotions and had a little celebration of my own of who Jesus is. Let’s celebrate Him all year long!

 

 

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The Isaiah 9:6 Child: Prince of Peace

 

Peace. It’s something we all need, something we all crave.

As I close this series on Isaiah 9:6, there’s one more name to consider. This verse identifies the nature of the Messiah, whose birth we celebrate every Christmas. We have talked about Jesus being Wonderful, our Counselor, the Mighty God, and the Everlasting Father. It’s fitting that this series of names ends with Prince of Peace. ...

 

 

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The Isaiah 9:6 Child: Everlasting Father

 

When I read Isaiah 9:6, I pause the longest at this name—Everlasting Father. It’s been a treasure to me for a long time, although I think it’s odd to call Jesus a Father. I have always thought it referred to Jesus’ loving nature, but the word father in Hebrew gives this name a new meaning.

“Everlasting Father” literally means “the father of eternity.”1 It was a Hebrew and Arabic custom to call “he who possesses a thing … the father of it.”2 For Jesus to be the father of eternity means that He is eternal. He possesses eternity, and there is never a time when we have to doubt if He’ll be there. He is forever, with no beginning and no end. This name means that His rule as King won’t be short-lived like so many kings of this earth. His rule will be eternal, constant, and sure, because He is. ...

 

 

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Isaiah: Setting Things Right

Merry Christmas! In Isaiah 4:2, Jesus, who is called the Branch of the Lord, is beautiful, excellent, glorious, and appealing.

The Branch: The Heart’s Delight

            Every year we go to the same Christmas tree lot and spend about half an hour picking out our favorite.  Once we have wrestled the tree into the house and onto its stand, our first reward is the beauty of the tree. Without any decorations at all, it’s stunning. The smell of pine wafting through the house is our second reward. Then my husband begins weaving strings of tiny colored lights through the ...

 

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The Isaiah 9:6 Child: Mighty God

 

Wonderful. Counselor. Mighty God. Everlasting Father. Prince of Peace.

In the middle of the description about Jesus—the Child who was promised and the Messiah who was to come—power is mentioned. Long before He came to earth, Jesus had been the Mighty God.

Present with the Father and the Spirit before the universe existed, He—with Them—spoke creation into being. As Mighty God, He took part in creating galaxies and constellations, mountains and trees, animals and people. Since history began, all things have been sustained by Him. “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Col 1:17, NKJV). Mighty God.

 

 

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Bible Outlines for Reading, Teaching, or Discussion Groups

Book of 1 John: You can be certain that you have eternal life when you are abiding in God, and He in you.

Chapter 4  The evidence of a person’s true abiding place is:
1) his confession of Christ, and           (v.1-3, 14-15)
2) his love for others.                             (v.7-8, 9-12, 13, 16-18, 19-21)

v.1-3   Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, is of God.

v.4-6   God enables His children to discern truth from error and reject error, but those of the world reject the truth. ...

 

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The Isaiah 9:6 Child: Counselor

 

Hope, wisdom, guidance—these are the gifts a counselor brings. Hope that God will do amazing things, wisdom for difficult situations, and guidance for navigating life’s paths. Jesus is our Counselor.

This month, we are looking at the names for Jesus found in Isaiah 9:6. The names are beautiful and packed with meaning and relevance for life today—Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. I understand why Wonderful is there and why the verse speaks of Jesus’ might, fatherly nature, and peace. But Counselor? The name seems fitting for the Holy Spirit who is our Helper (John 14:26). How often do you think of Jesus as a Counselor? ...

 

 

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Bible Outlines for Reading, Teaching, or Discussion Groups

Book of Ephesians: Grow up into oneness in Christ.

Ch. 1  A Cause for Celebration: The will of God is to bless you with oneness in Christ.

v.1-6      God’s goal and work is that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.

v.7-10    God’s will is to “gather together in one all things in Christ” (v.10).

v.11-14  God wanted to give an inheritance to those who trust in Christ, so He did, and He gave us the Holy Spirit as ...

 

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The Isaiah 9:6 Child: Wonderful

 

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6, NKJV

Wonderful. The word captures the essence of Jesus’ nature. He is wonderful. He loves us with a pure, perfect love. His strength has no match, and His wisdom has no limits.

Wonderful. ...

 

 

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Bible Outlines for Reading, Teaching, or Discussion Groups

Philemon: Don’t exclude forgiveness from the good that you do to brothers and sisters in Christ.

v.1-5      Have faith toward Jesus and love for all the saints.

v.6-7      Let the good that is in you because of your faith, be expressed to the saints.

v.8-11    Be profitable to those who were once unprofitable to you.

v.12-14  Be gracious to those who have wronged you.

v.15-17  Receive the person with love and respect.

v.18-19  Put what anyone owes you against ...

 

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