Summary: Jesus is the mighty God and counselor.

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Wonderful Counselor

Isaiah 9:6 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.


 For the past several weeks we have been working thru an expository stud f Isaiah 9:6.

 In three consecutive lessons we’ve covered everything except the names or titles that Isaiah ascribes to Jesus.

 This morning we will cover the first of those names: Wonderful, Counselor

 This is where things start to get interesting from a theological viewpoint as we begin t take the specific language used by Isaiah and scrutinize it for

insight into the character of Jesus.

 The choice of the words used by Isaiah was not his alone but we know from

2 Timothy 3:16 that all scripture is given by the inspiration of God.

 Another passage (2 Peter 1:21) tells us that holy men of God spake as they

were moved by the Holy Ghost.

 The word inspiration used in 2 Timothy literally means breathed.

 Paul told Timothy that all scripture was God-breathed.

 Every word was inspired by God as he, literally, breathed upon the men who

were recording his word.

 So the words, and the meanings behind them become very important.

 We read our bible in English but it was originally recorded in Hebrew and


 What we read in English is usually the best possible rendering of the intent

and meaning of the words.

 Sometimes however, there is a deeper, unspoken depth to biblical language

that can be uncovered through a study of the original text.

 We will discover, this morning, that Wonderful and Counselor take on a

deeper meaning when you look into the Hebrew.

 Lets start with Wonderful:

Part 1

This Wonderful Child

 Isaiah’s first description of the Messiah was simply that he is Wonderful.

 Indeed this morning Jesus is wonderful.

 The glory of who he is and what He has done for us should inspire wonder in

 We have talked for several weeks now about the most awe-inspiring, wonder-filled event in human history.

 In the person of that child that was born in Bethlehem and laid in a manger, God became a man.

 This, in and of itself is full of wonder.

 You cannot really ponder that incredible truth this morning without some

sense of wonder in your spirit.

 God became a man.

 The Lord of all the Universe was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a


 The one that owns the cattle on a thousand hills and wants for nothing,

surrendered himself to the arms of a teenager mother and relied upon her to

meet all of his basic needs in life.

 What a wonderful savior we have, what an amazing grace he has shown us.

 This is the wonder that the angel declared when Joseph was told, in Mat 1:23,

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall

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