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  • “Absolutely Wonderful!”

    By Pastor Mike

    “...His name will be called Wonderful...” (Isaiah 9:6b)


    In the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, we get a glimpse of just how miraculous our Savior’s life would truly be. But this was only a glimpse. His real revelation is seen in Isaiah’s declaration of the work Jesus would perform when He comes to earth the second time. Jesus’ first coming was to fulfill prophecy regarding His virgin birth and atoning work on Calvary’s tree as the Savior of the world. But Isaiah wrote of the beautiful work of establishing the eternal throne of David as God promised Israel’s great king. Isaiah wrote...


    “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)


    Jesus’ two-fold work will be done in two major events. The first has already been chronicled in the pages of history as Jesus came into the world born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and made it a sacrificial offering for our sin. He rose on the third day as He said He would, and after forty days on earth, he ascended back into Heaven and was seated at the right hand of the Father.


    In a coming day, Jesus will establish the millennial kingdom of the Jews here on earth. He will do this by destroying the false kingdom of Satan, and his puppet king the Antichrist. Jesus will rid the world of Satan’s ungodly influence for a thousand years and then, after releasing Satan, the Antichrist and his false prophet. Jesus will ultimately destroy them in a great and final battle and then usher in God’s eternal kingdom forever and ever!


    So as we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ first coming into the world, let us also keep an eye on His second coming, and do all to hasten that day!



    Pastor Mike