The prophet Isaiah prophesied of the Messiah, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
Isaiah saw a vision of the Lord of glory who would come in the future. This king will be a King of peace and reign in righteousness. Clearly, this description fits only Christ the Savior of the world (Ps. 110; Ps. 45)
In this verse, the prophet Isaiah refers to Christ as a “wonderful Counselor” (Isaiah chs. 11:2, 3; 25:1; 28:29). This name represents the thought of wisdom, kindness, and consideration—a name that would call forth the adoration, and praise of all beings in heaven and earth, and in all the universe (Phil. 2:9–11; Rev. 5:12, 13).
The term “mighty God” means that Jesus the Son is no less God than is the Father. He was one with the Father from the days of eternity (Ps. 90:2; Prov. 8:22–30; Micah 5:2; John 1:1; 14:9, 11). He will be the “everlasting Father” as God the Father is eternal. Isaiah calls Him the Father because He is Father to all mankind in a special sense, being the Creator of men and of the world (John 1:3; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2). No other word than “Father” shows the tender love of Jesus toward His children. When Christ rules, it will be as a father to His people (Isa. 22:21, 22).
Christ will be the” prince of Peace” (Zech. 9:9, 10; Eph. 2:14). Peace comes only with righteousness (Isa. 32:17, 18), and Jesus is the righteous King (Jer. 23:5, 6; 33:15, 16), accrediting and giving His own righteousness to the believers. He certainly came to the world to bring eternal joy and peace (Luke 2:14; John 14:27 also Phil. 4:7).
In His service,
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