THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Santa Claus comes down your chimney uninvited...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited.
You have to wait in line to see Santa Claus...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa Claus lets you sit on his lap for a moment...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms eternally.
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.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David,
and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah wrote this revelation he received from God as early as 740BC.
The statement was delivered by God to Isaiah for the Jewish nation.
Just as the church is today, the nation of Israel was to be a messenger, carrying this message of God to the world.
From this statement, much is to be known about Jesus.
He is a "Wonderful, Counsellor!" His counsel is beyond human, it is Divine!
He is "The mighty God!" He is the Almighty Creator.
He is "The everlasting Father!" He is eternally the Begetter of all men!
He is "The Prince of Peace!" He is the Captain and Owner of shalowm, or inward peace!
The universe is under "His government!" He created and sustains all that is!
Jesus was born a physical descendent of "the throne of David!"
Jesus has come to institute His kingdom of true shalowm, or "peace" for all mankind.
Jesus will come to "establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever."
It is by the "zeal" of God that all these things are done.
Because Jesus came as a man, many proclaim Him to be only a man.
But Jesus is INCARNATE GOD!
He can and will do as He has stated!
Has He given you true shalowm, or "peace?"
You can know that peace today if you surrender to Him as "The mighty God, The everlasting Father,"
because He IS "The Prince of Peace."
THAT's the message of CHRISTmas!