Summary: Part 2 of a 2-part sermon. God’s promise of an end to sin’s oppression was contained in the birth of a mere child. But how? The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru a Perfect...
GOD’S PROMISE IN THE CHILD-II—Isaiah 9:6-7
To grasp the nature of why we celebrate Christmas & why the world gravitates away from this.
God’s promise of an end to oppression was contained in the birth of a child.
A promise to end sin’s oppression is contained in the birth of a child.
?How is God’s promise of an end to sin’s oppression, contained in the birth of a child?
8 ways God’s promise of an end to sin’s oppression is contained in the birth of a child.
God’s Promise to end sin’s oppression is thru A PERFECT ...
2. GOVERNMENT(:6c, 7a-c)
5—The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru
A PERFECT FATHER(:6d)
—Everlasting— de `ad ad—
—Father—ba ’ab awb—Father of an individual—Head or founder of a household, group, family, or clan.
—He will bear many children, thru the Gospel.
‘The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Gospel’—Tertullian
A father who both makes you aware of objective right & wrong & holds you to it...as well as offering the comfort of his acceptance & loving arms/PERFECT FATHER
?Your FATHER the PERFECT FATHER of God?
?Your Promise in The Child, Jesus?
6—The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru
A PERFECT PEACE(:6d)
“...Prince of Peace...”
“Prince of Peace”—Mwlv-rs
—Prince— rs sar sar—Prince, ruler, leader, chief, chieftain, official, captain.
—Peace—Mwlv shalowm shaw-lome’—Completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.
—He is the owner of the peace which He will bring. It is thru Him that the peace comes.
Heb. 13:20-21—“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever & ever. Amen.”
Jn. 14:26-27—““But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, & bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
“Peace on Earth”—We use it as a feeble sentiment at Christmastime. Without Christ we cannot know PEACE
Bumper Sticker— ‘NO JESUS—NO PEACE’...
‘KNOW JESUS—KNOW PEACE’
?Your PEACE the PERFECT PEACE of God?
?Your Promise in The Child, Jesus?
7—The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru
A PERFECT STANDARD(:7)
:7—“Of the increase of His government & peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David & over His kingdom,
To order it & establish it with judgment & justice
From that time forward, even forever....”
:7a-b—“Of the increase of His government & peace There will be no end,”
—This child is also a King. However He is no ordinary king for His “government” & the “peace” brought by it never end.
“Increase”—hbrm marbeh mar-beh’—Abundace, increase
“Government”—See :6—hrsm misrah mis-raw’—Rule, dominion, government.
:7c—“Upon the throne of David & over His kingdom,...”
—The reign of this Child will be upon an already established throne in Israel...that of David. Thus the child will be from the tribe of Judah. Thus David’s kingdom will not end.
2Sam. 7:12-17—““When your days are fulfilled & you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, & I will establish his kingdom. “He shall build a house for My name, & I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. “I will be his Father, & he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men & with the blows of the sons of men. “But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. “And your house & your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.”’” According to all these words & according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.”
:7d—“To order it & establish it with judgment & justice...””
“Order”—Nwk kuwn koon—Hiphil—To establish, set up, accomplish, do, make firm—To fix, make ready, prepare, provide, provide for, furnish—to direct toward—to arrange, order.
“Establish”—deo ca`ad saw-ad’—To support, sustain, stay, establish, strengthen, comfort.
“Judgment”—jpvm mishpat mish-pawt’—Justice, judgment, ordinance, legal decision, legal right or privilege, proper, fitting, measure, fitness, custom, manner, plan.
“Justice”—hqdu ts@daqah tsed-aw-kaw’—Justice, righteousness.
:7e—“...From that time forward, even forever....”
Ps. 89:31-37—“If they break My statutes And do not keep My commandments, Then I will punish their transgression with the rod, And their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail. My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David: His seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me; It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah”