Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised. Some Christians, when they hear that first phrase repeated, particularly when it is sung in the majestic music of get a warm, fuzzy feeling, and this is really all they want from it. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us. Have you ever trusted Jesus Christ and what he did for you at Calvary to secure your salvation? Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The kings of Egypt and Assyria with whom his nation had been brought into contact delighted in long lists of epithetic names e. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.
The gospel brings joy with it. In Psalms 110 he had found the thought of the king-priest after the order of Melchizedek, whom Jehovah addressed as Adonai. In this contention, I am not leveling a judgment against believers who exchange gifts, mail out Christmas cards, and put up decorations as necessarily signifying that this is what they are doing. He is the wonderful Counsel. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
Kay is probably right in saying that, if this had been the meaning, it would have been expressed differently. Don't put it off until too late. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. He is the Wonderful Counsellor; none teaches like him. The consistency of the Bible story, which was authored by people living thousands of years apart from diverse cultures and even different languages, is often cited as evidence of divine inspiration.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. The term El, God, had been previously applied to the Messiah only in. And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. A child has been born for us. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. Give increase of grace in every heart of thy redeemed upon earth. The Lord has sent a message against Jacob; it will fall on Israel.
Instead he cooperated with the limitations of humanity. The Bible explains why everyone needs to receive forgiveness and is called to serve Jesus Christ. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. Glorious things are spoken of Christ's government. A shoot will spring up from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
The cleansing the souls of believers from the power and pollution of sin, would be by the influence of the Holy Spirit, as purifying fire. He is God, the mighty One. Justly is he called Wonderful, for he is both God and man. Matt 1:18-23 First of all, please notice the last phrase of verse 23, God with us. And his name shall be called - אל גבור El gibbor, the prevailing or conquering God. Please note: follow the buttons in the right column below to clarify word meanings, find related verses, and get a deeper understanding.
The government shall be upon his shoulder. For as in the day of Midian's defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has torn down the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and decrees.