Summary: Isaiah, the prophet, looked down the telescope of prophecy and saw 700 years into the future. He saw three things about our wonderful Lord. • He saw a Crib — “unto us a child is born.” • He saw a Cross — “unto us a son is given.” • He saw a Crown — “th
HE’S A WONDERFUL SAVIOUR TO ME
Isaiah 9:1-7 “Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations. 2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. 3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian. 5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. 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.”
INTRODUCTION: Isaiah, the prophet, looked down the telescope of prophecy and saw 700 years into the future. He saw three things about our wonderful Lord.
• He saw a Crib — “unto us a child is born.”
• He saw a Cross — “unto us a son is given.”
• He saw a Crown — “the government shall be upon his shoulders.”
Why did Isaiah call Jesus by all of these wonderful titles? Because…
#1. HE HAS A HEALTHY HEART TO LOVE US.
Man’s heart is of a depraved nature. Jeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”
Jesus said, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:12
Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
Ephesians 2:4 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”
His love is…
• Undeserved: Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
• Universal: John 3:16
• Unfailing: John 13:1 “Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.”
• Unsearchable: Ephesians 3:19 “..to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,”
• Unequaled: 1 John 3:2 “Beloved, now are we…”
• Unselfish: John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
#2. HE HAS A POWERFUL HAND TO KEEP US.
He caught Simon Peter before he went under. Matthew 14:26-32 “And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.”
His hand is strong and secure. John 10:25-29 “Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”