Ramon Arias | December 21, 2015
The most important revealed truth about Jesus was given around 700 B.C. to the prophet Isaiah 9:6-7:
“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. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
This passage declares that the government of the nations was to be upon His shoulder. This is a powerful declaration; the government of all things belongs to Jesus Christ. “Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end.” Baby Jesus was to establish His Rule as Savior and Lord in a world dominated by sin and rebellion against God Almighty. This means that in the midst of all the hostility and war against Him and His followers—His power, government and peace continue to grow.
Jesus was, “to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore.” There is no discontinuity of His accomplishment—it is an ongoing dominion until all his enemies are under His feet (Matthew 22:44; Psalm 110:1; 1 Corinthians 15:25; Hebrews 2:8). Believe it or not, Jesus rules over the world!
It is impossible to attain world peace without acknowledging King Jesus. No matter how many attempts and treaties men sign for peace, the sinful nature of man brings back the conflict. True peace is the outcome of governments that are under God, the only source of law and order (Isaiah 33:22), “Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end.” To ignore and/or rebel against God’s moral absolutes is to turn away from His law and order; the end result is social chaos, anarchy, war, revolutions and counter-revolutions.
Jesus: “his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” It is utter foolishness to think of peace on earth without Christ as Savior, Lord and King.
The following are the words from the famous hymn, Joy To The World, by the English hymn writer, Isaac Watts, in 1719. The words are based on the second half of Psalm 98, in the Bible.Joy to the world! The Lord has come Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room And heaven and nature sing And heaven and nature sing And heaven, and heaven and nature sing Joy to the world! the Savior reigns Let men their songs employ While fields and floods Rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy Repeat, repeat the sounding joy No more let sins and sorrows grow Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found. As the curse is found.
Where is the Christ Child now? He is seated at the right hand of God the Father (Mark 16:19; Acts 7:55; Ephesians 1:20; Hebrews 8:1; 12:20). He is also in the life of every true born-again person.
Every person is offered a new life in Christ, which is God’s greatest and incomparable everlasting gift. The requirement is “Let every heart prepare Him room.” The peace, power and government of Christ begin in the heart of each individual. It is the only way to successfully confront everyday challenges in a world of madness and convulsions.