Jesus’ Names

Isaiah 9:6 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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

These names say everything about who Jesus is and all that Jesus does. And so Isaiah ends this prophecy of the coming King by summing up what the names have promised; with the wisdom and power of the expected King, the new kingdom will remain unshaken, there will be no resistance which will disrupt its peace; and justice and righteousness will rule forever. The darkness will be no more. The worst of times are over, the best is coming. Light has dawned.

So what’s in a name? Wonder, comfort, greatness, guidance, wholeness, Lord, Savior. So come out of the darkness. Believe him more than ever, cast your troubles to him and let him take away our grief. Go to him in all your dilemmas, let him deliver us from our enemies.

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