Pursuing the Christ at Advent — Day 17

Isaiah 9:6 CSB – 6 For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Such a description of hope to an oppressed people. At the beginning of this passage, Isaiah tells of the people walking in darkness seeing a great light . . .and every trampling boot of battle and bloodied garment of war being burned in the fire. Not cleaned and fixed to be used again; burned, because victory is accomplished, war is ended, and peace has come.

Jesus G2424 is a transliteration of the Heb. “Joshua,” meaning “Jehovah is salvation,” i.e., “is the Savior,” (Vines Expository Dictionary of NT words)



Mighty and Powerful

Eternal Father (always, never stop being father)

Peace (both bringing peace and the means of attaining peace)

Matthew 1:23 CSB – 23 See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel, which is translated “God is with us.”

Savior with us

Wonderful Counselor with us

Mighty God with us

Eternal Father with us

Prince of Peace with us

Philippians 2:5-11 CSB – 5 Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. 7 Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when he had come as a man, 8 he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death — even to death on a cross. 9 For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow — in heaven and on earth and under the earth — 11 and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Let earth receive her King. . .




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