As we move into this Christmas season let’s take a look at the prophetic promise given by Isaiah concerning Jesus and His name.
Philippians 2:9 tells us God has exalted Jesus to the highest place and given Him the name above all names that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Its interesting to note that the KJV lists Isaiah 9:6 as 5 distinct names, separating Wonderful from Counselor. Keli and Delitzsch OT commentary establishes the argument for this rendering to be accurate along with Jamieson Fausset Brown. However the majority of commentaries and bible translations today seem to lean to one name here, “Wonderful Counselor”. We know him to be all; Wonderful, Counselor and a Wonderful Counselor. However we interpret this, we will never diminish the glories found in this name ~ Wonderful Counselor ~
Is. 28:29 This also comes from the Lord of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel
and excellent in wisdom.
We know from Isaiah 11 the Spirit of the Lord will rest upon Jesus; the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
Proverbs tell us it is the Lord who gives wisdom and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding with the assurance when wisdom comes into our hearts knowledge comes and discretion watches over us. Understanding guards us and delivers us from every evil way. King David declared in Psalm 16:7~ I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
Every promise of God finds its yes and amen in Christ Jesus. Colossians 2:2-3 tells us in Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Christ is the wisdom of God who has been made unto us wisdom and we now are able to hold the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:24;30. 1 Corinthians 2:16.
Do we lack wisdom? James epistle exhorts, ask God! He gives liberally without reproach. Jesus desires for us to be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. The Father does not withhold any good thing from us and that includes His wisdom. Proverbs tells us it must be searched out. We find wisdom as we feed upon the word. Jesus and his word are inseparable. Jesus is the word. The word is Jesus. Jesus said in John 15:15 ~ No longer do I call you servants,for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. He promised the Holy Spirit would take the things he had declared and make them known to us. John 16:14
His name is called Wonderful Counselor. His wisdom, his will, his purpose, his heart, his mind are all revealed to us through Jesus. A wonderful reason to rejoice in this season.