Taking the Word to the World

“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).

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Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible gave an interesting illustration concerning Jesus Christ (Page 187). “From the very dawn of history this wicked world has desperately sought to employ the services of someone (or something) who could heal the hurt of the human soul and usher in the long stream of universal righteousness. Many persons have applied for this position, and numerous methods have been employed, but all have led to bitter disappointment and despair. But here the prophet Isaiah introduces a special candidate. What are his qualifications? Can he satisfy the five key positions?

A. What about his personality and character? It is wonderful.

B. What about his education? He knows all things and is therefore the supreme Counselor.

C. What about his nationality? He is the Mighty God.

D. What about his previous work experience? He both planned for and carried out the creation of this universe and is therefore called the Father of Eternity.

E. What is his special talent? As the God-man, he is able to reconcile man with God, and is therefore the Prince of Peace.

In view of all this, Isaiah (along with Peter, Paul, John, and a host of others) earnestly exhorts all sinners to hire this heavenly Candidate immediately” (See Isaiah 1:18).

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