God's Answer To Brokenness In our World

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And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6b

God gives supernatural INTERVENTION and GUIDANCE when you need it most. Jesus is “WONDERFUL COUNSELOR.”

When we use the word “wonderful,” we are usually referring to something “good” or “excellent.” For instance, “We had a wonderful time last night…”  But that’s not how Isaiah uses the word!

The word “wonderful” that Isaiah uses means EXTRAORDINARY, SUPERNATURAL, ASTONISHING, AMAZING or MIRACULOUS. It was never used to describe human actions. It was only used to describe the extraordinary, supernatural, astonishing, amazing or miraculous things God HAS DONE and God STILL DOES! 

Two thoughts on the title “Wonderful Counselor”:

He still does MIRACLES.  He is “wonderful”! The Hebrew word for “wonderful” is “pele” and it means “MARVELOUS and WONDERFUL things”.  It means that God does miracles!

He gives GUIDANCE.  He is “counselor”!  The word “counselor” means “ONE WHO PLANS”. It means Jesus has the wisdom to rule.  Jesus has a plan.

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God gives divine POWER to overcome and keep FIGHTING when your strength fails.  Jesus is “MIGHTY GOD”.

The idea is that Jesus is STRONG and HEROIC. He will be a King who proves BOLD and CAPABLE; and will be able to do what needs to be done. He will face all challenges, and will come out VICTORIOUS every time.

The phrase “mighty God” can be translated, “HERO” or “WARRIOR GOD”. It carries this idea, “…the God who wins the battle.” 

God gives GRACE and COMPASSION when you need a perfect Father’s love.  Jesus is “EVERLASTING FATHER”.

The word "Father" describes someone who is a PROTECTOR and a PROVIDER. It describes someone who is tender toward His children; and who teaches them, leads them, nurtures them and gives them all that they need.

Jesus is “EVERLASTING FATHER”. The phrase literally means, “…the Father until…” Until what? That’s it!!!

God gives PEACE and WHOLENESS when you feel like everything is falling apart. Jesus is “PRINCE OF PEACE“.

SHALOM is when you are at PEACE with God, and because you are at PEACE with GOD you can be at PEACE with yourself, at PEACE with other people, and at PEACE in this world… regardless of all the INSANITY taking place around you.

Jesus gives us peace WITH God.

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. —Romans 5:1 NLT

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Jesus gives us peace OF God.

Jesus: “I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace…” —John 16:33 MSG

Jesus makes peace possible in our RELATIONSHIPS.

Our reconciling “Peace” is Jesus! He has made Jew and non-Jew one in Christ. By dying as our sacrifice, he has broken down every wall of prejudice that separated us and has now made us equal through our union with Christ. —Ephesians 2:14 TPT

Jesus is ultimately going to RESTORE PEACE to this broken, jacked-up world.