History's Greatest Happening
Turn please in God's Word to the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah chapter nine. In a moment we are going to look at verses six and seven. And I want to remind you before we read this scripture that it was written seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ. Isaiah the prophet, dipped his pen in the golden glory and prophesied the coming of the Messiah.
Some years ago, an American astronaut climbed down a ladder and put his feet on the surface of the moon. And the President of the United States of America said, the greatest event in human history is when man put his feet first upon the moon. All do respect to that President, the greatest event in human history was not when man first put his feet upon the moon, but when Almighty God came down and worked and walked upon this earth. That my dear friend, is the greatest event in human history. When God stepped out of heaven and walked on earth. We call that the incarnation. We call that Christmas morning.
Isaiah prophesied. Look if you will. Isaiah chapter nine and verse six. For unto us a child is born. Unto us a son is given. And the government shall be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called - we sang it already this morning, wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting father, the prince of peace. 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 hence forth, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall perform this. That is, Almighty God has put all of his divine energy in seeing that this is done. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall perform this.
Now, my friend, histories greatest happening, that's the title of our message. Histories greatest happening was when God came to earth in the form of a baby boy named Jesus. And may I say with all due respect to all of the learned people of this wo ...
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