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His Name Is Wonderful (4 of 4)
Series: What's In A Name
We have been looking at the theme, What's in a Name, at Christmas time. We have been talking about the names of Jesus as they have to do with the birth of our Lord.
At the foot of the Italian Alps there is a little chapel which has an unusual arrangement of statues. On the inside of the little chapel building there are statues of the Old Testament prophets. All of them are pointing toward the central statute at the altar of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is certain that the person who put this together understood Acts 10, verse 43 which says, ''To Him give all prophets witness.'' All the Old Testament prophets, in one way or the other, pointed toward the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. All of the Old Testament prophets pointed to Him pointedly, but none more pointedly than did Isaiah the prophet.
Isaiah is one of my favorite books in all of the Bible. I think one of the reasons I like it so much is because you have these beautiful predictions of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. When you read the book of Isaiah it's as if Isaiah had the four gospels before him as he began to write. When you come to the sixth verse of the ninth chapter of Isaiah you have probably the most comprehensive statement about who Jesus is and what He came into the world to do of any single verse in all of the Bible. It is all right here in this verse.
You have here His humanity and also His deity. We are told, ''Unto us a child is born.'' That's humanity. ''Unto us a son is given.'' That's deity. Then you have five titles given of the Lord Jesus Christ which summarize everything that Jesus Christ would be and do when He came into the world. ''His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. In these five titles which give the name of the Lord Jesus, we have another explanation or presentation of the real meaning of Christmas. It tells us wh ...
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