2020-12-13

Pastor Jonathan Falwell

Isaiah 9:6-7a 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. 7 Of the increase of Hisgovernment and peace There will be no end…

 

1. He redefines hope

Vs 6b And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  • Wonderful – Greater than we can imagine
  • Counselor – A guide for our daily struggles
  • Mighty God – His divine nature cannot be diminished
  • Everlasting Father – His eternal care for His children
  • Prince of Peace – the very definition of hope; finally at peace

 

2. His hope has no end

Vs 7a Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end…

  • This is not referring to an earthly government, this is referring to His eternal Kingdom which will come ONE DAY
  • This Kingdom will be one of eternal peace

 

This promise implies that no one will be able to successfully oppose his authority or undermine the positive effects of his government.[1]

 

3. His hope has a catch

Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

 

Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

Matthew 8 – The Son of Man

John 4 – Messiah

John 8 – Light of the World – you will never walk in darkness

John 8 – I AM

John 10 – the Gate – whoever enters through me will be saved

John 10 – the Good Shepherd – He knows us

John 11 – the Resurrection and the Life

John 13 – Our Lord

John 14 – Way, Truth and Life

Rev 1 – The First and the Last

Rev 22 – the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end

 

[1] Gary V. Smith, Isaiah 1–39, ed. E. Ray Clendenen, The New American Commentary (Nashville: B & H Publishing Group, 2007), 242.

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