122114 Isaiah 9 - Chesed Bible Fellowship

Isaiah 9:6
Christmas 2014
• The name Isaiah means salvation of the Lord.
Salvation (deliverance) is the key theme of this
• Isaiah was called to his ministry in the year that
King Uzziah died (6:1) (739 BC).
• Isaiah ministered through the reigns of Jotham,
Ahaz, and Hezekiah (who died in 686).
• Tradition says that Manasseh, King Hezekiah's
successor, killed Isaiah by having him sawn in half
(Hebrews 11:37).
• The context of Isaiah 9:6 is judgment because of
sin. There is constant warfare because of
invading armies.
• Even in the midst of this constant turmoil God
gives a message of hope: “Immanuel” (7:14) – “God
with us,” and the promise of a coming deliverer
Isaiah 9:6 ( NKJV ) For unto us a Child is
born (the Humanity of our Lord Jesus
Christ), Unto us a Son (the Deity of our
Lord Jesus Christ) is given;
That's it! That is the Christmas message!
The rest of the verse is 2nd Advent!
And the government will be upon His
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
• Some see 2 titles here - Wonderful and
Counselor, but it is best seen as a couplet
like the following 3 titles.
• "Wonderful" pele' (H6382 - TWOT 1768a)
a wonder; a marvel; extraordinary; hard to
understand; a miracle; a marvelous thing.
• Refers to the acts of God that are unusual,
beyond human capabilities.
• It awakens astonishment in man.
• It is translated "too hard" in Genesis
18:14; Jeremiah 32:17, 27.
• "Counselor" ya'ates (H3289 - TWOT
887) to advise; to deliberate; to
resolve; to counsel; to determine; to
devise; to guide.
• Refers to a well thought out plan;
reflects the careful deliberation that
goes into planning for battle or for
defense; strategy.
• Cf. Acts 2:23; 4:28; Ephesians 1:11;
Hebrews 6:17.
• The NET Bible translates these 2
words, "extraordinary strategist."
• Here it probably refers to the King’s
ability to devise military strategy, as
suggested by the context (cf. vv. 3-4 and
the following title, El Gibbor).
• The Lord has placed us in the very best
possible strategic position for the conflict
(involving tactics) facing us.
• Jeremiah 29:11 shows that God has a
wonderful plan for our lives, as does
Ephesians 2:10 and 2 Timothy 1:9.
• 1 John 5:4 shows that we will always have
the victory as long as we are walking with
the Lord. See Ephesians 1:19.

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