18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins." 22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." NKJV
JESUS = JEHOVAH IS SALVATION…THE SAVIOR. HE DID NOT ABANDON US!!! He did not create us and walk away!!!
· Realization: HE IS SAVIOR AND YOU ARE NOT!
6 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 His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (NKJ)
Unto us = For our Benefit, Isaiah saw the darkness, but one who would dispel it. IMMANUEL = God is with us; Is.7:14
A Child is Born = The Humanity of Christ was born…the Linage of David.
A Son is Given = The Gift of The Son of God. The Deity of Christ. The
‘Child/Son’ Was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.
The Government (dominion, rule) will be upon HIS Shoulders =
He will rule God’s Kingdom with God’s Authority.
Shoulders = refers to the place of burden
· Isaiah now tries to describe what he sees…Tries to describe the indescribable ONE.
His Name = His Name represents His Word. His reputation, His Fame,
His Glory is being revealed. Now, The Living Word takes form.
Wonderful = a wonder, a marvel, a wonder (extraordinary, hard to
understand thing); awesome sight, amazing, sensation, miracle, spectacle, phenomenon, be in awe
Counselor = The name "counselor" here, [yow`eets] (heb 3289), denotes
one of honorable rank; one who is suited to stand near princes and kings as their adviser. It is expressive of great wisdom, and of qualifications to guide and direct the human race. The Septuagint translates this phrase, `The angel of the mighty counsel. ‘ The Chaldee, `The God of wonderful counsel. ‘ (from Barnes’ Notes)
Mighty God = Syriac, `The mighty God of ages. ‘
· The Messiah shall be called strength of God, or strong God, DIVINE HERO!, in order by this name to remind the people of the strength of God. ‘ (from Barnes’ Notes)
Everlasting Father = As everlasting Father (lit., [Father of Eternity]), he
will be not only lord of eternity but the author of eternal life to the redeemed. (from Wycliffe Commentary)
Prince of Peace = As Prince (ruler, chief, leader) of Peace (completeness,
soundness, welfare, safety, health, prosperity, tranquility, contentment) he will bestow what [shalom], "peace," implies in its fullest meaning: SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY…PEACE…
He will establish and perpetuate (be responsible for, complete, carry on) Peace.
Between God and Man…Between Man and God…Between Man and Man…Between Man and himself
And of the increase of His Kingdom and Peace… = NO LIMITS
The zeal of The Lord of Hosts = The word used here denotes "ardor," (great passion, enthusiasm, or eagerness; love, devotion, dedication, commitment). This is how GOD approached our ‘knowing HIM’.
In the Old Testament, HE is the pre-incarnate (before, in advance, = personified) and in the New Testament HE is The Word who became flesh.
From Genesis to Revelation, we can follow the footprints of Jesus stepping out of eternity into the affairs and history of mankind, making Himself known as the only Redeemer and Provider for all needs. From beginning to the end, it is Jesus!
Before HE was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manager, HE revealed HIMSELF throughout the Old Testament.
Genesis = He is the beginning of all things, the Divine Creator; the seed of
the woman who bruises the head of the serpent; our Jehovah Jireh, who is always providing for our needs
Ark of God’s Presence and Mercy seat; our Jehovah Nissi (The Lord our Banner); and Jehovah Rapha (The Lord our Healer)
sacrifices pleasing to God; our Jehovah Me-Kaddishkem.
morning in the wilderness; our water in a dreary land; our pillar of fire by night and cloud by day.
deliverance; our city of refuge.
Ark of His Presence and shout of Triumph. HE IS JESUS!
(The Lord our Peace).
1 Samuel = He is our Ark of God’s Presence and Power; our Jehovah
Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)
is our Rock of Salvation
which the half has never been told.
1 Chronicles = He is our Covenant renewed to the sons of men.
always on those who trust HIM. He is the One who fights our battles.
Esther = We see Him as our Mordecai.
Job = He is our Dayspring on High. He is our Redeemer who lives.
Psalms = He is our Song! He is Jehovah Rohi (The Lord our Shepherd).
He is our shield and buckler; The Lord Most High and our King of Glory!
Proverbs = He is our wisdom and our strong and mighty tower where the
righteous run into God and are safe.
Ecclesiastes = He is our only meaning of Life
Song of Solomon = He is our faithful lover, our wonderful bridegroom, the
fairest of ten thousand, and the all together lovely one.
Isaiah = He is the child to be born; The Son to be given whose Name is
Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace bearing the government of His people.
He is our suffering Servant taking on Himself our suffering, sickness, and pain.
Jeremiah = He is the Shoot from Jesse, The Righteous Branch, our Jehovah
Tsidkenu (The Lord our Righteousness
Lamentation = He is our Weeping Prophet
“Holy, Holy, Holy!” He is our Jehovah Shammah (The Lord is There). HE is the Wheel within The Wheel.
Daniel = He is the fourth man in the fiery furnace.
Hosea = He is our Faithful Husband
Joel = He is our baptizer in the Holy Spirit
Amos = He is our great burden bearer
Obadiah = He is the Mighty to save.
Jonah = He is our Great Missionary; our resurrection from the dead after
Micah = He is our Messenger with beautiful feet. He is our Ruler coming
forth out of Bethlehem.
Nahum = He is the Avenger of God’s elect and our Stronghold in the day of
midst of the years.
Zephaniah = He is our Might Savior; rejoicing over His own with joy and
Malachi = He is The Son of Righteousness rising with Healing in His
Matthew = He is our Messiah-Emmanuel (God with us)
ushering in our true jubilee.
life for the sheep and rising to give us everlasting life.
whereby we are saved.
wisdom and knowledge.
Judge and Crown of Righteousness.
touched with the feeling of our infirmities.
the Tribe of Judah; He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.