posted Jan 3, 2017, 2:40 PM by Dale Barnes

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given;  And the government will 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 peace There will be no end,  Upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From this time forward, even forever.  The zeal of the lord of hosts will perform this. (Is. 9:6-7 NKJV)

It has been  brought to our attention that the Child has been born, and that a Son (Jesus) has been given. “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.(Jn.3:16) The apostle Paul declared the first important thing, “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to scriptures” and appeared to many. (!Co.15:3-8)  Jesus is alive and glorified at the right hand of God.

His government (rule) and peace is continuing to increase. It will continue forever. It is happening today. He has been given this kingdom from God and nothing can stop it. “The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” God, his power, his steadfast determination will carry this out. God shares his zeal with us as believers. He works directly at times, but many times it is through believers.  What a privilege to be living and working for a wonderful Lord and his lasting rule.

Let’s get on board with Jesus! “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Ps.46:10 NIV)  This kingdom with last forever!