Bible Ballistics: BBs #122 A Christmas Fortnight-Wonderful Counselor?
“For unto us
a child is born,
a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.
7 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
and with justice
from henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Is. 9:6
Unto us the promise was and is given! A child would be given! And “The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this”!! This child would come because God would send HIM, and He would be the ‘wonderful counselor’!!!
Wonderful: inspiring delight, pleasure or admiration; extremely good, marvelous.
Counselor: one who gives guidance, one trained to give guidance.
Jesus would be, is and ever shall be the most wonderful of counselors. And what would He counsel us about? Let’s see.
Revelation 3:17-18, “Because thou sayest,
I am rich,
and increased with goods,
and have need of nothing;
and knowest not that
thou art wretched,
18 I counsel thee to buy of me
gold tried in the fire,
that thou mayest be rich;
and white raiment,
that thou mayest be clothed,
and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear;
and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve,
that thou mayest see.”
Jesus advice in a nutshell: Let Him speak to your heart, reveal your sin and then receive HIM as the only cure for your sin problem. No matter how much we ‘SAY’ that we are sufficient unto ourselves, Jesus reveals the truth of our heart. But praise God; He doesn’t just leave us there. He offers to supply (gold), clothe (white garments), and open (anoint) our eyes to see!!! To see Him—God, our Redeemer, Jesus!!!
Isaiah 55:1-2, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.”
Jesus is our delight and HE gave HIMSELF for us!!!
John 10:14-15, “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
He willingly laid down HIS life for us to have LIFE!!!
Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
This ‘Wonderful Counselor” can be our salvation because He Redeemed us with HIS OWN BLOOD. He laid down HIS life that He could take it back again after 3 days and be victorious over sin, death and hell for all who would believe in HIM.
Revelation 5:9-10, “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”
Jesus the babe, came to die for YOU and ME!!! If you know Him–praise Him, thank Him and live for Him that the world may know!! If you don’t know Him—you can today. Listen to His voice speaking to your heart, repent of your sin and trust in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection to be sufficient to save you, because: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev. 3:20 Won’t you open the door today??