For a child has been born—for us! The gift of a son—for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, and Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. He’ll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom. He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going with fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always. The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this. [Isaiah 9:6 – The Message Bible]
When we read Isaiah 9:6 in any known version of the Bible it still remains true that God is our Father – Amazing, Strong and Eternal, full of wholeness. He wants to do good things for His children. He truly is the Father of all fathers.
Jesus was God in the flesh, sent down to earth in the form of the gift of a Son – just for us — to show you the role of a real father, how He functions and loves. Jesus was sent to show the love God has for us and to also show and teach us that we don’t have to independently do things without Him, but allow Him to be the Father that is an example to every earthly father. With our independence in mind, we then are always trying to take over the running of the world when the Bible clearly says in the above-referenced scripture that Jesus would take over the running of the world – the Government is to be upon His shoulders – not yours. Again, Jesus came to planet earth specifically to show you the love of the Father. He was sent to be our Amazing Counselor, a Strong God, our Eternal Father and the Prince of Wholeness.
As our AMAZING COUNSELOR – Here is what these two words look like together. Amazing means “to fill with wonder” and Counselor means “one who gives advice in law and manages cases for clients in court”. Therefore if you want to have your life “filled with wonder” look to the Counselor who will give you advice and manage your case against the accuser of the brethren. God wants to represent you in every case naturally and spiritually that comes up against you. Technically God wants to fight the battles that you face daily and allow you to be free from the bondages and schemes of the devil that is shown you on a daily basis.
As our STRONG GOD — Here is what these two words look like together. “Strong” means “having or marked by great physical power, having moral or intellectual power and having great resources (as of wealth or talent)”. “God” means “the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshiped as Creator and Ruler of the universe”. Therefore if you want to see your Strong God in action – then allow Him to show His great physical and intellectual power marked on your behalf and allow you to be a steward over the great resources that He has placed on earth to be used by you and shared with others. God is the only One perfect in power, wisdom and goodness.
As our ETERNAL FATHER – Here is what these two words look like together. “Eternal” means “having infinite duration” and “continued without intermission”. Father means “the first person of the Trinity and a man who has begotten a child”. God has begotten us – in that we have not chosen Him, but He has chosen us. Think of how awesome that is for someone to know everything about you – the good that others see you do and the sometimes senseless and inappropriate things that you do and a God who still chooses you in spite of you. That is exactly what God through Jesus did. Then who better to spend eternity with than our Eternal Father. Selah!
PRINCE OF WHOLENESS – As your Prince it means that God is your “Monarch/King”, “the ruler of a principality or state”. Wholeness means “free of defect or impairment; intact; physically sound and healthy; free of disease or deformity and mentally or emotionally sound”. Wholeness should be your greatest desire – to have nothing broken, nothing missing and nothing lacking. Do you know anyone who would not want a father who is the King of all Kings, the Ruler of heaven and Earth?
Now let’s look at all the other things that God as your Father is: His ruling authority in spite of what it may look like right now is growing, and there is no limits to the wholeness He gives to you on a moment by moment basis. He rules from the historic David throne over His promised kingdom. The Kingdom of God is on a firm footing and God keeps it going with fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting forever. The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies is doing all that. In spite of what you see happening in the world on a daily basis, be it earthquakes, tornadoes, increasing gas prices, a world seemingly out of control, know that your Father God is still in control. He wants to be Father to you, but His Precious Holy Spirit is such a Gentleman that He would not intrude on you. If you do not know Him as Lord and Savior, allow me to let you in on a secret – God is right now knocking on the door of your heart. CAUTION: Today if you would hear Him calling to you, I beg of you not to harden your heart, but to let Him in. He is your Creator and truly wants to be your Father.
I encourage you today to look to God the Father and know that He is greater than, more loving than any earthly father. In fact you can search high and low, look everywhere and you still will not find nobody greater, nobody wiser, nobody greater than God. I encourage you to boldly declare that He is your everything!!!
Prayer: Father, in the Name of Jesus, thank You for Your unconditional and stubborn love that loves me in spite of me. Thank You for being the best FATHER, that creation could ever have.
PS: To all the fathers of the world – become like God and be a great father and on behalf of every son and daughter we say “Happy Father’s Day” with love from all of your children.