His Name Shall be Called Prince of Peace

Standard

Devotion:   Isaiah 9:6

The world promises “peace, peace,” but where can one go to find true peace?   God’s Son came to give us “peace that passes all understanding.”  Many believers have testified of peace in the midst of horrific tribulation.  Each would say, “I cannot explain this peace in my soul.”

                         The Prince of Peace came                                                     to bring you un-explainable peace.  

The Prince of Peace came to supply what every soul craves.  Some try to find it in a bottle of pills.  Others try to find soul peace in fame and fortune.  Still; others try to find peace through sex outside of marriage.  Many try to fill the space in their hearts created for the Prince of Peace, with material possessions.

Things can only satisfy for a brief moment in time, before the un-explainable longing returns.  The emptiness will remain unfulfilled until the soul is engulfed by the Prince of Peace.  When will there be peace on earth?  Is it even possible?

Psalm 37:11 says:  “But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

Psalm 29:11 tells us:  The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.”

Luke 2:14 states:  “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

John 14:27 promises:  “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives… Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

There are over three hundred sixty verses in the Bible regarding this coveted peace.  It can be found on the earth, but only through the Prince of Peace.

My beloved reader; I pray that you have established a relationship with the One and only Jesus, the King of Kings, LORD of LORDS and the Prince of Peace.  If not; I beg you to let this day be the day of your salvation.  The Prince of Peace created you to have an intimate relationship with Him.  Your life will never be the same.

Prayer in Motion:

My Prince of Peace; today I pray You will draw all men unto Yourself.  You are the whole reason we celebrate our beloved Christmas.  You came to give us eternal life.  We can find the peace that surpasses all understanding.  My heart overflows with joy unspeakable and full of the glory.  I love You LORD, my Prince of Peace.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

His Name Shall be Called Mighty God

Standard

Devotion:  Isaiah 9:6

There are many little league teams in baseball, soccer, football or basketball whose name begins with mighty.  Mighty suggests powerful and no other team can beat these “Mighty Warriors.”

Our mighty God can never be defeated.  He is all powerful.  I’ve heard stories of people shaking their fist toward heaven; to repeat some nasty things toward the God who is in heaven.  Our mighty God cannot be threatened.

Psalm 50:1 says: The Mighty One, God the Lord, Has spoken and called the earth From the rising of the sun to its going down.”  He’s in charge of all that is in the earth.

Deuteronomy 3:24 tells us:‘ “O Lord God, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?”

Luke 24:19 says: ” And He said to them, “What things?” So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,”

Our mighty God is able to save that which was lost. Those who are desperately lost. He saved us with His mighty outstretched arms. His eyes are always searching to and fro looking for those whose hearts long to be completely His.  His truth marches on, in spite of those who’ve tried to squelch it.  He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  When we seek this mighty God; He will let us find Him, when we search for Him with all of our hearts.

Our mighty God was able to stand the waters up; so the Israelites could cross over.  This same mighty God flooded the world because of sin and rebellion in the hearts of men.

He has always been and will always be our MIghty God.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord, You are our Mighty God!  You are stronger than any battle that can ever come against me.  I will not fear, nor be afraid of what man can do to me.  Thank You Lord.  In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!

 

 

His Name Shall be Called Counselor

Standard

Devotion:  Isaiah 9:6

There are many great counselors to be obtained, as well as many people who seek out their counsel.  We are told by our LORD a wise man seeks out sound counsel.

The greatest of all counselors is Jesus the Christ, son of the Most High God.  He will never give you bad counsel.  NEVER!  He will always tell you the truth.  ALWAYS!  He will never leave you nor forsake you, nor will he lead you the wrong way. He will love you no matter what.  He will lead you unto all righteousness.

He wants what is best for you today, tomorrow and all the days He’s ordained for you.  His ways are higher than yours.  He won’t allow anything that refuses to work together for your good and His glory.  It may “feel unbearable” at the time; however, the trials and tribulations in this world are meant to build you up in your most holy faith.  Talk to Him.  Read His Word.

The Bible promises; “If you seek Him; He will let you find Him when you search for Him with all your heart.”  God’s counsel is beyond the most profound wisdom that could possibly come from human lips. You will find it nestled in the pages of His Word. Proverbs and Psalms are full of the best advice heaven has to offer.  The New Testament gospels tell salvation’s story.

Prayer in Motion: 

Lord, every word in Your Holy Bible was spoken by You to the authors and given for my reading, hearing and heeding.  Thank You for Your wisdom and godly counsel.  I love You, Lord Jesus.  Amen

His Name Shall be Called Wonderful

Standard

Devotion:  Isaiah 9:6

Most scriptures associate the word wonderful with the works of the LORD versus the LORD Himself.  Sandy Patty sang a song called; More than Wonderful, talking about Jesus being more than wonderful to me.  Oh, “He’s more than amazing; more than marvelous, more than miraculous could ever be.  He’s more than wonderful to me.”

When I was a little girl our church hymnal contained a song with words that said, “Sing them over again to me; wonderful words of life.  Let me more of their beauty see; wonderful words of life.  Words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty; beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.” 

“How marvelous.  How wonderful and my song shall ever be.  How marvelous.  How wonderful is my Savior’s love for me.”

One more song.                                                                     “What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought
Since Jesus came into my heart;
I have light in my soul for which long I have sought,
Since Jesus came into my heart.  Floods of joy ore my soul, like the sea billows roll, since Jesus came into my heart.”

All of these songs describe our wonderful Jesus.  His Name truly is called wonderful.

According to Websters the word wonderful is defined as follows:

“inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvelous.
synonyms: marvelousmagnificentsuperbglorioussublimelovelydelightful;

All of those words describe our Jesus.  When He speaks; the birds hush their singing.  He changes the hearts and minds of people all over the world.  He can make time stand still.  This most wonderful Christ brought eternal life to a world that is doomed without Him.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord Jesus Your Name is more than wonderful!  I bless Your Wonderful Name!  I love You LORD.  It’s in Your Name I offer up this prayer.  Amen.

Government on His Shoulders

Standard

Devotion:  Isaiah 9:6

Until now; I never thought much about this portion of Isaiah 9:6.  One definition of government is as follows: “1. The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit;”

In that definition, you see the word authority.  We know Isaiah was a prophet and this particular prophecy still looks to a future date, when Christ will literally reign over our earth.  He will shoulder His government all by Himself.  He won’t need a cabinet, the House nor the Senate.  He needs no advisors.  He is the One and Only Jesus.  He will have full authority over all the earth.

All the glory, honor and blessing belongs to Jesus.  Although our government does not acknowledge the fact that all authority belongs to Jesus; one day they certainly will.  Peace will blanket our earth when Jesus reigns.  There will be no more wars nor rumors of wars.  Our yeses will be yes and our nos will mean no.  There will be no more lying, cheating or stealing, no more deception nor half-truths.

Deuteronomy 33:12 states: Of Benjamin he said: “The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him, Who shelters him all the day long; And he shall dwell between His shoulders.”  We can bear a lot of weight on our shoulders.  Every time shoulders are mentioned in the Bible; it’s associated with weight.

Through the years we’ve seen much corruption in our government; however, there is coming a day when all these wrongs will be made right by our Savior.  He will bring a peace that surpasses all understanding to our nation and to our world.  The government will truly rest on Christ’s shoulders.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord, I can hardly wait to see this kind of peace in our nation and our world.  I believe that the government will rest upon Your very capable shoulders.  I can only imagine that day!  In Jesus Name.  Amen

A Son is Given

Standard

Devotion:  Isaiah 9:6

God’s only begotten, Son. How can this be; that God would give up His only Son for you and me?  Jesus was part of God’s redemption plan.  When God scooped the dust out of the ground to create Adam; it wasn’t like He was surprised when Eve and Adam sinned in that perfect Garden of Eden.  Omniscient God knows all things.  He knew the people would need a Savior.

Genesis 1:26 says, “Let us make man in our image…” The Trinity; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit has always existed.  When God speaks of “plans formed long ago;”  He knew He would send Jesus to this world for the purpose of our redemption.

Perfect, sinless little Lamb sent to the world to save us.  This  Lamb was given in exchange for you and me.  God’s Son.  Why do you think there are so many lamb toys for babies?  Most of the world believes it’s just a cute little toy. representing a baby. They don’t have a clue about the true representation; however, neither does the manufacturer.  They just make what they are told to make.

In Old Testament times, many lambs were slaughtered to take away the sins of the people.  Much blood ran down under those sacrificial altars in the front of the temple.  No more lambs would need to be slaughtered after The Lamb of God; God’s Son gave up His life for yours and mine.  He was not forced to give His life.  He chose to lay down His life.

Prayer in Motion:

Heavenly Father; thank You for giving Your only begotten Son to this world.  Your great love is so amazing!  I get to spend eternity with You and all those beloved saints who’ve gone on before me.

 

A Child is Born

Standard

Devotion:  Isaiah 9:6

Just when you think you couldn’t love another baby any more than the existing one(s); a new child is born.  There’s something about the newness of a baby and God always makes room in your heart for every precious child.  Sometimes you feel as if your heart would burst with love for the children He knew before the foundation of the earth.

The Christ child was the One baby who’s birth caused quite a stir.  King Herod was not happy about the New King who had arrived in Nazareth.  The magi had come specifically to seek out baby Jesus; so Herod asked them to come back by the palace, to give him a full report.  In his most deceitful voice; he declared; “I too want to worship Him.”

Herod was filled with jealousy.  Had this King come to take His place? The earthly king would seek to destroy the Christ Child all the days of His life.  No one could really steal the life of this Child.  No one!  Jesus would willingly lay down His life for you and for me.

From the time of His first cry; this Child would turn the world upside down.  People either loved Him or hated Him.  There was no in between.  Many religious leaders sought to kill Him.  Every time He would declare Himself to be the Son of God, the Pharisees would burn with anger.  You see; they were looking for a royal, rich king, not One who essentially owned nothing in this world.  These leaders didn’t understand He was indeed God’s only begotten Son, the Christ Child.

Prayer in Motion:

Dear Lord, I worship You today.  I know in my heart that You are Jesus the Christ, LORD of heaven and earth.  Thank You for coming to this world for me.  You are indeed more than amazing; more than wonderful, more than marvelous, more than miraculous could ever be.  Yes You are!  I offer up my worship in Spirit and in truth to the King of Kings and LORD of LORDS!  Amen!