Isaiha Description of Jesus Character I. By: Imaolanews

Isaiah’s Description of Jesus’ Character I
Wonderful!(Is 9:6 )
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be
upon hisshoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
This morning we continue our series on the ‘Greatest Stories
Ever Told’ with the story of Jesus. Instead of dealing with the story of the
birth of Jesus – the manger, the wise men, the star, etc. – we will deal with a
prophecy about the purpose of His coming. Some 700 years before baby Jesus was
born, the Holy Spirit through Isaiah penned a prophecy that described Jesus’
purpose, destiny, and character. I say His character, but Isaiah literally
describes some of His names. But just like I taught in the series on the names
of God, in biblical times your name was indicative of your character,
attributes, and nature. So when Isaiah penned these five names of Jesus, He was
literally describing the characteristics of His ministry. We will investigate
these names this week and see how they apply to our lives today.
The first name that Isaiah mentions is the name “Wonderful.”
This Hebrew word means to separate, distinguish, or to make great. Jesus was
distinguished and clearly different from the rulers and teachers of the time.
He was not average, to say the least.
1. Jesus did not speak like the
average man: (Mat 13:10-13 ) And the disciples came, and said unto him,
Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them,
Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven,
but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he
shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away
even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing
see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
a. Jesus did not speak like the
average teacher. He taught in parables, speaking mysteries, and
seemingly spoke in riddles. These mysteries confused the scholars of the time,
but were understood by His followers.
Jesus was wonderful, distinguished, and peculiar in His speech.
2. Jesus did not act like the
average person: (Mat 7:29 AMP) For He was teaching as One Who had [and
was] authority, and not as [did] the scribes. Now let’s look at how the Message
Bible translates this same verse. It
says, “It was apparent that he was living everything he was saying – quite a
contrast to their religion teachers! This was the best teaching they had ever
heard.”
a. Jesus did not act like the
average teacher either. He was not confused in what he was saying. He was confident in His speech and His
actions. He acted like one with authority and He lived everything He was teaching.
Jesus was not a hypocrite. He did not attempt to live what He was preaching,
but He rather preached what He was living. His audio matched His video. He was
a man of integrity. He was a man of dignity.
He far surpassed average and Isaiah called Him wonderful!
So what does this mean to
you today?It means that we should emulate Jesus’ characteristics. If you
look like a sinner, walk like a sinner, talk like a sinner, and act like a
sinner; then you might just be a sinner! Jesus did not come so that we could
remain sinners and He did not come so that we could remain average. He spoke
and acted like He was separate, distinguished, and set apart from the world;
and so should we! People could see something in Jesus that they did not have
and they wanted it! What can people see
in you that will cause them to pursue your anointing? Wonderful is the enemy of average!
Confession for this day: Lord God.
I thank You for allowing Jesus to come and fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah. He
was wonderful in His speech and wonderful in His actions. I declare that I will
emulate Jesus today and everyday. I will seek to be distinguished and set apart
in my words and my actions. My audio will match my video and they will both
bring glory to Your name. Wonderful is the enemy of average and I declare that
I will rise above mediocrity and pursue excellence in every area of my life.
Jesus’name.
Amen!

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