Child with Four Names- part 2

Part 1 is available here

Isaiah 9:6 powerfully describes both the nature and character of the promised Messiah. First his nature:  a “Child that is born” (born of a woman, emphasizing his humanity- one of us, Heb.4:15); a “Son that is given” (Isaiah 7:14- “a virgin shall conceive and bring forth a Son, emphasizing his deity); a “government will be on his shoulders” (a royal lineage, emphasizing his authority). Secondly, we read about his character described by a series of four compound names beginning with Wonderful Counselor (lit. a wonder of a counselor). The next name is Mighty God (el gibbor). Continue reading “Child with Four Names- part 2”

The Child with Four Names

Isaiah 9:6 is one of the most pregnant (excuse the pun) verses in the Bible describing the promised Messiah. First his nature:  a “Child that is born” (born of a woman, emphasizing his humanity- one of us, Heb. 4:15); a “Son that is given” (Isaiah 7:14- “a virgin shall conceive and bring forth a Son, emphasizing his deity); a “government will be on his shoulders” (a royal lineage, emphasizing his authority). Secondly, we read about his character described by a series of four compound names beginning with Wonderful Counselor (lit. a wonder of a counselor). Continue reading “The Child with Four Names”