Who predicted the Messiah would be a Wonderful Counselor?


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Isaiah’s messianic prophecy

The prophet Isaiah predicted that the Messiah would be a wonderful Counselor in the following passage: “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).

A Son is given

There is but one Person in the universe to whom the description of the verse in Isaiah 9:6 can fully and properly fit, and that is Christ. For the Messiah will rule over all Universe at the end of time (Dan. 2:44, 45; Matt. 25:31; 28:18; Luke 1:32, 33; 1 Cor. 15:25, Ps. 110:1; Phil. 2:10; Rev. 11:15).

The government shall be upon his shoulder

Daniel predicts that the kingdom of Christ will dash in pieces all the kingdoms of the earth “and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (Dan. 2:44; Rev. 11:15). Gabriel proclaimed that “of his kingdom there shall be no end” (Luke 1:33). David was a type of Christ, and it is through Christ that the throne of David will be set forever (Gen. 49:10; 2 Sam. 7:11–13; Ps. 89:3, 4, 29, 36; 132:11, 12; Jer. 23:5; 33:17; Luke 1:32; Deut. 18:15; 1 Chron. 28:7; >Matt. 1:1). He will rule “with justice and with righteousness” (Isaiah 11:4, 5; 16:5).

Wonderful Counselor

The prophet Isaiah refers to Christ as a “wonderful Counselor” (Isaiah 11:2, 3; 25:1; 28:29). This name represents the thought of wisdom, kindness, and thoughtfulness—a name that would call forth the worship, and praise of all God’s children in all the universe (Phil. 2:9–11; Rev. 5:12, 13).

Mighty God

The term “mighty God” means that Jesus the Son is no less God than is the Father. He was one with the Father from 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 as the Creator of people and of the world (John 1:3; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2). No other word than “Father” shows the compassion of Christ toward His children. When Christ rules, it will be as a father to His people (Isa. 22:21, 22).

Prince of peace

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 bestowing His own righteousness to the faithful. He without a doubt came to the world to grant eternal happiness (Luke 2:14; John 14:27 also Phil. 4:7). Isaiah saw a vision of the Lord of glory who would come in the future. This king will be a King of peace and rule in righteousness. Clearly, this description fits only Christ the Savior of the world (Ps. 110; Ps. 45).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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