advent 2015 — 11

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. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. Isaiah 9:6-7

I have no power or control in this world. And neither does anyone else really.

In recent years, we have seen world leaders brought down – sometimes brutally brought down. They had power for a time, then it was gone.

Regardless of their intentions, earthly kings and leaders have failed miserably to rule their kingdoms in righteousness and with justice, and to bring lasting peace to their people. They lacked the power to do so.

So, Mighty God himself has come to rule over his kingdom.

The Christ child, born the King of the Jews, was brought into the world in lowly, deprived circumstances, yet he would shoulder the responsibility of judicious lasting government. Daniel 7:13-14

He would rule wisely, bringing everlasting peace to his people.

And though many tried to thwart the plan for Christ’s kingly rule, God’s passion, and his power, saw it through to completion.

Our God reigns!

Wonderful Counselor John Michael Talbot

Advertisements

Published by

mapatto

I am a Christian and my purpose in life is to give honour to the Lord Jesus Christ in all I do and say.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s