Saturday, 19 December 2020

The Government of Messiah

He is exceptional, distinguished and without peer. The one who gives the right advice. He is available to each one of us now!!


For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over His Kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness, from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. Isa 9:6-7


Background

Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amos wrote this around 700 BC. He was writing and speaking mainly in Jerusalem. He was calling the nation back to God, and to proclaim the future of God's salvation through Messiah.

During times of gloom and despair, like the world has experienced the last year, it is a great message of hope to ALL, who will put their trust in Jesus. When we wholeheartedly trust and follow Him. He will bring us through.


JESUS is the Father's Gift to Us

"For unto us a child is born" The "Us" is the Hebrew Nation, and believers of all nations. The apostle John tells "He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him (Jew or Gentile) Yet to all who did receive Him to those who believe in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God. 

John 1:11-12


Wonderful Counsellor

He is exceptional, distinguished and without peer. The one who gives the right advice. He is available to each one of us now!! He only communed with His heavenly Father. Romans 11:33-34


Mighty God 

For the Lord your God is a God of gods, and Lord of lords. A great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality, and accepts no bribes. Deuteronomy 10:17 


Everlasting Father

He is timeless, He is God our Father. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

Jesus is the Father Eternal who watches over His own. He said “I and My Father are one.” John 10:30

Also we have the trinity. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.


Price of Peace

His government will be one of justice and peace. Whatever is happening in the world, Jesus is still seated on His throne! Not until the Kingdom of heaven is established on this earth though, will there be lasting peace.

However, as Christians we can have peace now with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1


God’s gift to the World

God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever should believe in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

This portion of the prophecy was fulfilled when the Virgin Mary – brought forth her first born Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger. Luke 2:7

Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree.

1 Peter 2:24


The rest of Isaiah’s Prophecy

This will not come to pass until Messiah returns to earth. It is imminent. “You must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him” Matthew 24:44

What a great day that will be! When He carries the government on His all powerful shoulders!

This Child will become Israel's deliverer. Their King. Only then will the world know a righteous government! But about the Son he says ”Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever; and righteousness will be the sceptre of your Kingdom. Hebrews 1:8


On His Return

His government will not become stagnant, but there will be no end to the increase of His government of peace, no end to it’s growth. Jesus will sit on the throne of David, in Jerusalem 

See Psalm 122. At the moment, Jesus is sat down at the right hand of the Father, but when He returns He will rule with fairness giving the world a government of peace, justice and righteousness. The Bible also says 'To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne' Revelation 3:21


Conclusion                                                                                  

Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever, and righteousness will be the sceptre of Your Kingdom. Hebrews 1:8



Author: John Yates


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