Yesterday I wrote a blog post about His Name Is Wonderful Counselor. That post, along with this one, and the ones to come, are from a sermon series I preached a few years back called, “The Names of Christmas.”
Today, let’s look at His Name Is…MIGHTY GOD.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Looking at Isaiah 9:6, he calls the Messiah, Mighty God. This can also be translated, The Illustrious One, The Shining One. The word Mighty implies one who is victorious in battle. He is the Covenant God who reveals Himself in power. The name here is El Gibbor. El means mighty and Gibbor means strength or might. He is The Mighty Strong One!
Warren Wiersbe said, “What a paradox that a babe in a manger should be called mighty. Yet even as a baby, Jesus Christ revealed power. His birth affected the heavens as that star appeared. The star affected the Magi, and they left their homes and made that long journey to Jerusalem. Their announcement shook King Herod and his court. Jesus’ birth brought angels from heaven and simple shepherds from their flocks on the hillside. Midnight became midday as the glory of the Lord appeared to men.”
Jesus is the Son of God, and Mighty God Himself. What He came to do could only be done by God Himself. Those who humble themselves from their heart, bowing the knee to Him as Lord and Savior, will find the power of the Mighty God unleashed in their lives to help them obey His Word and live for Him. Because Jesus Christ is God Incarnate, He can forgive sin, defeat Satan, liberate people from the power of evil, redeem them, answer their prayers, restore their broken souls, and reign as Lord—Mighty God—over their newly ordered lives.
Today, in your prayer time, think about these things. Are you weak in the midst of your pain? Do you need strength to press on? Is the pressure to perform too much to handle? Are you grieving over the loss of someone you love? If so, I pray you will call on Jesus whose name is Mighty God! Call on that Mighty name of Jesus! Sing praises to His Mighty name! Pray in His Mighty name and ask the Mighty God to give you strength to live for His glory and the good of others. This Christmas season, it is my prayer that all of us would crown Him with praise for being our Mighty God!
Tomorrow I’ll post a study on…Everlasting Father!