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Wonderful Counselor

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Is 9:
Isaiah 9:6–7 NKJV
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.
Note: God uses words to describe the Messiah coming to Rule. Government, Throne, Kingdom, All of these Words leads the reader to see God has Great Plans.
Isaiah knew there was a need for a Messiah, A Redeemer
Note: Wonderful in Counsel
Isaiah 28:29 NKJV
29 This also comes from the Lord of hosts, Who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance.
Isaiah knew the Messiah would do something Marvelous.
Isaiah 6:1 NKJV
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
Isaiah 11:1–5 NKJV
1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. 2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. 3 His delight is in the fear of the Lord, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; 4 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. 5 Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist.
1.Jesus would be a Counselor.
Isaiah 5:21 NKJV
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!
Isaiah 42:1–4 NKJV
1 “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. 2 He will not cry out, nor raise His voice, Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth. 4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law.”
Isaiah 55:6–9 NKJV
6 Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. 8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
2. Jesus was do the Extraordinary.
(wonderful=Marvelous and astonishing)
Psalm 119:129 NKJV
129 Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them.
Psalm 119:29 NKJV
29 Remove from me the way of lying, And grant me Your law graciously.
Psalms 119:29
Isaiah 25:1 NKJV
1 O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Note: The people of Jesus day was amazed at His presence
Matthew 7:28 NKJV
28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching,
Proverbs 8:14 NKJV
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength.
Isaiah 25:1 NKJV
1 O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
s 25:1
3. His Counsel leads to Repentance.
Matthew 28:18 NKJV
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Luke 1:33 NKJV
33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
Luke 2:11 NKJV
11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
John 3:16 NKJV
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 15:13 NKJV
13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
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