Names of God – Pt 18
“Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth,
You who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!” Psalm 8:1
Pele Yoetz – Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
I can’t think of a better way regarding our focus on the Names of God, and Christ, than to look at those Names found in Isaiah 9:6, one of the most recognized passages in Isaiah, prevalent at CHRISTmastime due to the Messianic prophecy! Why? Here in this prophecy each Name for God The Father is given to Christ The Son and our Messiah. Each and every Name is of God and of the Christ who became flesh!
We begin with “PELE YOETZ – WONDERFUL COUNSELOR!” Interestingly we translate “pele” as a descriptive word or adjective, “Wonderful.” In Hebrew the word is a noun so it is more clearly translated as “Wonder Counselor” giving us a little more to think about in the first Name that Isaiah declares for God and prophetically for Christ! Quite majestic…and wise, don’t you think?
Christ is our “PELE YOETZ – WONDERFUL COUNSELOR” or WONDER COUNSELOR as found throughout The New Covenant, or New Testament as we know it. He is full of Amazement and Wonder…or Wonderful and Wise in every way as described in Matthew 7:28-29; Luke 5:26.
He is our Counselor, full of all wisdom and knowledge as written in Colossians 2:2-3 and as revealed to us throughout The Gospels and the rest of the New Testament. He is also our Counselor, Helper, Advocate and Comforter in the Person of The Holy Spirit that He has left with us as we walk by faith in Him (John 14:26).
Where do you find Wonder? Where do you go for Wonderful Counsel, Comfort and Wise Help? God in Christ and His Holy Spirit is “PELE YOETZ – WONDERFUL COUNSELOR” so turn to Him and know The Wonder Counselor and Wise Counsel for your life!
El Gibbor – Almighty God (Isaiah 9:6)
David and Isaiah were two imperfect but powerful men of God and between them and their writing inspired by The Holy Spirit we find many of the Names of God. We continue with our next incredible Name…
Isaiah 9:6 reveals another Name of God, some of which we’ve already focused on. Today’s Name is “EL GIBBOR – ALMIGHTY GOD!” As already noted, many of us know this prophetic verse very well as it is quoted in sermons, messages and at CHRISTmas services in churches and gatherings around the world.
As we hear it do we stop to think that each of these incredible Names of God as revealed and prophesied was manifested in our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ?
When He came as a helpless Babe in Mary’s womb and then laid in a manger in the stench and filth of a stable, He was and is “EL GIBBOR – ALMIGHTY GOD!” These texts in the New Testament reflect that Christ is The Almighty God as Son, and as He came in the flesh, we have His strength and might in us by faith in Him (Colossians 1:19; Hebrews 1:3; Philippians 4:13).
You can only know Him as EL GIBBOR – ALMIGHTY GOD if you’re willing to submit and receive Him as Savior and Lord. He’s done everything to make that possible. Will you accept Him as your personal Savior and walk with Him as your Lord?
There is no other way…but there need not be because He is The Almighty God Who has made The Way in Christ (John 14:6)!
Abhi Ad – Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)
We continue with these profound and powerful Names of God found in the prophecy of Isaiah 9:6 declaring the coming of Christ as The Messiah!
In this Name we find perhaps the most comforting of Names, “ABHI AD – EVERLASTING FATHER.”
We have previously seen a Name of God as El Olam depicting His Eternal Nature as God. This Name not only depicts that He is Everlasting but that throughout all time and Eternity He is our Father.
In some translations this Name is literally that the prophesied Christ is the Eternal Father and in others He is from the Eternal Father. I believe that as with many things pertaining to God the mystery is that both of these are true. I don’t fully understand it but I believe it because His Word tells me both are true.
In John 14:8-9, Jesus tells Phillip that if you’ve seen me you’ve seen The Father for that is one of His specific purposes…to reveal God The Father to us! PTL!
We also know that all who believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are children of “ABHI AD – EVERLASTING FATHER” (John 1:12) and we are given that Spirit of adoption that makes it so that He is our Abba – Our up close, tender, loving, faithful Daddy (Romans 8:14-16; Galatians 4:4-7)!
Christ is from The Everlasting Father and He Is… ABHI AD – EVERLASTING FATHER!
Do you know Him as your Savior and Lord? As Everlasting Father? He Is, and we are blessed because He came to make God The Father known as our Truthful, Loving Daddy…that is, to all who believe in Him! I’m so thankful and I pray that you are too!
Love and Lordship…Food for Thought – El Gibbor is Almighty God meaning that He has power over all things and is sufficient for us in every circumstance and we have this power in and through us in Christ! Do you believe this? As Pele Yoetz – Wonderful Counselor He is both full of Wonder and Wonderful in Counsel! Do you Trust in Him for wise counsel? As Abhi Ad He is our Everlasting Father and as Abba our Daddy as He has adopted us in Christ into His loving family? Are you part of the family through Christ? All of these Names are about God and prophesied of Christ! How awesome is that? Do you know Him?
Love and Lordship…Action Item –
- Read the Scriptures in this article and ask The Holy Spirit to teach you.
- Write down what each of the Names of God in this post mean to you.
- What does it mean to you that all of these specific Names in Isaiah 9:6 are Names of God, prophesied of Christ?
- Think about and journal how these Names of God and Christ strengthen your faith?
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