Summary: HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL
Isa. 9:6 HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL I. HIS FAME "Child is born" calls to mind his humanity!) His birth was anything but ordinary in: 1. Its announcement – Luke 1:26-33 2. Its accomplishment – Isa. 7:14; Luke 1:32 3. Its accompaniment – Luke 2:1-20
II. HIS SHAME "Son is given" calls to mind His deity and His death) This reminds us that He came to this earth for the singular purpose of dying on Calvary for the sin of the world – John 18:37. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
III. HIS CLAIM "Government" reminds us that He rose from the dead, ascended back to Heaven and is coming again for His people and then in glory to reign upon the earth!) He came the first time as a Lamb to die, this time He comes as a King to conquer. Rev. 19:11-16.
IV. HIS NAME Not "Names!" He is all of this at the same time! No wonder He will be called Wonderful! A. Wonderful – Supernatural – "Secret" Only those who truly know Him can appreciate Him and understand His attraction. B. Counselor – A leader and guiding force in the lives of men. 1. Age – Dan. 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 2. Knowledge – Acts 1:24; And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 3. Education – Isa. 40:13-14 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? 14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding? 4. Price – Isa. 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 5. Availablility – Heb. 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6. Advice – Hos. 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.; Psa. 19:7-8;The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 7. Purity – 1 Pet. 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. C. Mighty God – (Strong, mighty, invincible!) He has conquered all our enemies: 1. Death 1 Cor. 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 2. Sin – Brought salvation to all men – Heb. 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 3. Grave – Matt. 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 4. Eternity – everlasting life – John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. D. Everlasting – He is the "I AM" – Never was there a time when He was not – Gen. 1:1. There will never be a time when He will not be – Psa. 90:1-2; Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. E. Father – He fulfills His role as our Father by: 1. Loving – Jer. 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. 2. Supporting Psa. 18:35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. Deut.33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms 3Sustaining 2 Tim1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 4. Comforting – John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. .F. Prince Of Peace – John 14:27; Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid Phil. 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. He gives peace with: 1. God 2. Self 3. Others 4. Ultimately, to the world for eternity!