Isaiha’s Description Of Jesus Character II. By: Imaolanews

Isaiah’s Description of Jesus’ Character -II
Counsellor!
(Is 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.
This morning we continue our series on the ‘Greatest Stories
Ever Told’ with the second name of Jesus mentioned in our text – Counsellor. Remember that in biblical times, your name was indicative of your character, attributes, and nature. So when Isaiah named
Jesus “Counsellor,” some 700 years before His birth, He was prophesying to us a
characteristic of His life and ministry.
Let me start off by making it clear that although Jesus was fully God, He was born fully man. He was born as a baby, hence not born with eternal wisdom and knowledge. He had to both grow and study, if He would become the man He was intended to be. Let’s take a closer look:
1. Luke chapter two opens
with Jesus as a child. The Bible says that He grew, became strong and wise, and
God blessed him. This gives us to know that He was not born knowing, but rather
had to grow mentally, spiritually, and physically. His parents took Him to
Jerusalem every year for the feast of Passover. When He was 12 yrs. old, they
visited Jerusalem as usual. After Passover, however, his parents left with the
usual crowd, not realizing that Jesus had stayed behind. It took them a full
day to figure this out. They returned to Jerusalem and did not find Jesus for
another three days. When they finally found Him, He was sitting in the temple, listening to the scholars,
asking and responding to questions.
Everyone there was astonished and overwhelmed at the intelligence of His
answers. This kid was 12 yrs. Old and He went toe-to-toe with the scholars of
the time for four days straight. He could have never done that, without much
time in prayer and study.
2. Later on (in John 7),
after Jesus was older and began His ministry, people were arguing about His
teaching. Some thought He was the real deal and others argued that He was a
phony. It was during the Feast of the Tabernacles and Jesus decided to go into
the temple and He started teaching. The scholars again were surprised, amazed,
and dumbfounded. They asked, “How does this man know so much? He has never
been taught!” Or in other words, “He has never been to Seminary, or any
institution of higher learning.” Although Jesus may not have been to their
Universities or Schools of Theology, He spent time in prayer and study. He
became a counsellor to counsellors. He became a leader to leaders. He was wise,
perceptive, and astute; and this all came from spending time in prayer and
study.
So what does this mean to
you today?It means that we should emulate Jesus’ characteristics. Jesus
clearly had to grow mentally and spiritually.
He had to spend time in prayer and in study to be the man He was
destined to be. He had to make an investment in His destiny by getting up early
and spending time with the Father. If Jesus had to do all of this to become the
“Counsellor” He was destined to be, then how can we think that we can get by
without spending time in prayer and study? If you want to be sought out for
counsel, if you want to be considered wise, if you want to be like Jesus; then
you must spend time in prayer and in the Word of God! God’s Word flowing from
you can make a High School dropout amaze the greatest educators of our time!
Allow the Holy Spirit to make you operate like the “Counsellor!”
Confession for this day: Lord God.
I take time in prayer and in the ministry of Your Word. I seek Your wisdom,
Your counsel, and Your might. The more
Word I pour into me, the more You can pull out of me. Your Words are Spirit and
they are life. Your Word gives me direction and guidance. I meditate on Your
Word day and night and I declare that I am like a tree, planted by the rivers
of water. I bring forth my fruit in my season. My leaf does not wither and
everything I do – prospers! May the
words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Your sight.
Lord, You are my strength, my rock, and my redeemer.
Jesus’
name.
Amen!

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