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6For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. —Isaiah 9:6-7
Jesus’ names are in a category of their own. Back to Isaiah 9:6, “His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor . . .” You learn so much about someone from their name. When the Bible tries to describe to us Jesus Christ, it uses many names to communicate the manifold nature of His incredibly awesome character. From Alpha and Omega to Worthy and Wonderful Counselor, there are more than thirty distinct titles given to Jesus in Scripture.
All of these names are statements about Jesus Christ and who He is. When the Scripture says “His name shall be called,” that’s Almighty God Himself designating, “This is something I want you to know about the Savior, Jesus Christ.”
In the New Testament, the entire drama of the beginning of the church of Jesus Christ, the battle raged around the subject and significance of His name. From the Book of Acts, we learn the following:
Names are important. Jesus’ names are most important of all.
Prayer: Almighty Father, thank You for permission to pray in Your Son’s name! What a privilege to bring my comments and concerns to You under the permission and authority of Your Son’s name. Thank You for the assurance from Your Word that what You did for those in the book of Acts You will do for me today. Accept this expression of gratitude, Lord, in the strong name of Jesus, Amen.
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