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9th Dec 2021


Unto us a Son is given

Isaiah prophesied the coming of Christ the Messiah.
Immanuel – God with us – Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The promised Son who is also the Everlasting Father. PROFOUND!!
These wonderful names revealing the great depths & marvellous mystery of Christ’s divine character & eternal nature.


For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NKJV


Everlasting Father

Jesus is at the same time the Son who brings salvation & an Everlasting Father.
The infant is also infinite!! Isaiah is highlighting His divine & eternal nature.
Christ is a father forever & the father of time & eternity.

As Everlasting Father Jesus reveals His unceasing & unending love for us.
He protects & provides at all times.
His compassion is constantly poured out upon us, His mercies never end.
Christ the great revealer of the Father Heart of God.

Christ himself revealed that He is the one, the only one, who can truly reveal the Father (John14:7-9).
He also made it clear that He & the Father are One (John 10:30 & 38).
Christ our saviour enables us to know the intimacies of the Father’s heart & God’s great love for us.
How wonderful is that. What an awesome privilege we have!!
The Son, our saviour, is at the same same time the eternal divine Everlasting Father.


Charles Spurgeon once said.
“There is no unfathering Christ, and there is no unchilding us,”
“He is everlastingly a father to those who trust in him.”
Praise God for our eternal security in Christ, our Everlasting Father.


For Reflection

  • Am I truly intimate with the Father, through the Son, via the presence & power of the indwelling Spirit?
  • How am i experiencing Christ’s protection & provision right now?
  • Mediate upon Christ our Everlasting Father.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the great gift of Christ,
The Son who is our Everlasting Father.
Thank you Jesus for your ceaseless protection & provision.
Through the presence & power of the indwelling Spirit,
Keep revealing the Father heart of God to me in ever deeper measure.
In the mighty name of Jesus,
Amen.

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