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The Government Shall Be Upon His Shoulders
Our Scripture Reading for Today comes from Isaiah 9:6
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
This is God’s Word.
Through this advent season it has been our goal for all of us to meditate on all that Christmas means. If Jesus really came and what the Bible said about him is true then everything changes. But what do the claims from the Bible about Jesus really mean? So if you were here last week we looked at a prophecy from the book of Isaiah, And the Virgin Shall Conceive, and we asked the question, ‘‘Why is the Virgin birth so important?’’ And what does it mean?
But this week I want to look at another little phrase that you hear at Christmas time, And the Government shall be upon his shoulder.
It comes from Isaiah 9:6 which is a Messianic Prophecy, now Messianic Prophecies, were prophecies given in among the Hebrew people about the coming Messiah, a coming savior, a coming King, the Messiah, the one who would come and make everything right, and Isaiah 9:6 was one of the most famous Messianic prophecies in Hebrew Literature, and it is still famous today, made even more famous by Handle’s Messiah, in fact it is hard to read this verse and not think of tune from Messiah,
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
But what I want to do today is just focus on that phrase, The Government shall be upon his Shoulder.
The word Government comes from the Hebrew Misrah and it means dominion, rule, power…
A child will be born in Israel and he will have all power, he will be born with power…
And in the time of Isaiah ...
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