The Christmas Promise of Isaiah 9:6

Welcome to Christmas 2020 at Truthspresso.

In this episode we are going to unwrap the depths of Isaiah 9:6 as a present from God for the first Christmas.

Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

We look at each phrase and cross reference to see that it is a prophecy of the Messiah.

We also compare it with Isaiah 7:14 to verify that the Messiah would be truly born of a virgin.

We put other possible fulfillments to the test such as King Hezekiah, Isaiah’s son, or someone unknown from history.

We challenge ourselves to remember that the ultimate purpose of Jesus’ coming is to be the king over the earth. His suffering and atonement secures his citizenry.

We look at the name of the son as “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” We find each part of this name describing God in the book of Isaiah.

We take on challenges against the incarnation and the deity of Christ as we explore this marvelous Hebrew name.

 

Sources Cited:

Zhava Glaser, “Almah: Virgin or Young Maiden?” JewsforJesus.org, September 1, 1993.

Justin Martyr, “Dialogue with Trypho, Chapter 84,” trans. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson.

Jews for Judaism, “Isaiah 7:14 – A Virgin Birth?” JewsforJudaism.org.

 

Scriptures Referenced:

Isaiah 9:6-7

 

“unto us a son is given”

Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:23

Isaiah 8:1-18

Joel 1:8

Song of Solomon 6:18

Jeremiah 31:22

 

“and the government shall be upon his shoulder”

1 Peter 2:7

2 Thessalonians 1:7-9

Revelation 19:13

 

“and his name shall be called”

Isaiah 40:10-11

Ezekiel 34:23-24

 

“Wonderful Counselor”

Isaiah 25:1

Isaiah 28:29

 

“Mighty God”

Ezekiel 32:21

Ezekiel 28:2,7-9

Isaiah 10:20-21

Jeremiah 32:18

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Daniel 7:13-14,27

 

“Everlasting Father”

Isaiah 57:15

Isaiah 63:16

 

“Prince of Peace”

Isaiah 2:4

Isaiah 45:7

 

Is this about Hezekiah?

Isaiah 9:7

Isaiah 39:5-7