The Messiah has come, by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE

The Messiah has come, by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE

Text: Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,

The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

There are several prophecies in the bible about the Messiah. One of the most profound is found in Isaiah 9:6, which tells us the nature of the Messiah.

The verse tells us that He will be born as a child, He will be a Son, and He will have governmental influence, and that His nomenclatures would be Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

In my first year of University, I remember we were given an assignment to write of 7 ancient wonders and 7 modern wonders. In life, there are many things that amaze us and seemed to be wonders.

Jesus was not just a wonder, but wonderful. Everything about Jesus is full of wonders:

His birth – Mt 1:23

His childhood – Lk 2:46-47

His teachings – Jn 7:10-24

His life – Mt. 8:24-27

His death – Mt. 27:51-54

His resurrection – Mt 28:1-4

If you require something wondrous in your life, may the One who is called Wonderful do it for you in Jesus name.

The society and even the bible make us to understand the importance of counsellors.

Proverbs 15:22

Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

Such counsellors must however be right ones.

A lot of people have messed up in life and even end up in hell because of the sort of counselling they have received.

The bible talks of Rehoboam who took a wrong counsel and His kingdom was divided, him having 2/12 of his domain and a servant taking 10/12 (I Kings).

Many loved ones tries to give helpful counsel, but they can only help to the level of their wisdom. Jesus however is the greatest counsellor. His advice can never go wrong. In John 2:1-11, the advice Jesus gave became a miraculous solution.

If you are here and you need an advice regarding something, mat the One who is called Counsellor give you a solution instead.

The human race has served one god or the other our existence. Images and objects are presented as gods, wherewith demons take responsibility to inhabit and occupies, thereby according supernatural personality to such images and objects. Jesus is not just a god, but the God of gods, making Him the Mighty God. Demons and every other gods bow to Him (Mk. 5:1-20).

If there is anything posing a challenge to you, may the Mighty God show His Mighty power on your behalf in His name.

We all have earthly fathers. Some might be alive, some we might know, some we might not, some may even have died. Jesus expects a father who his son asked for bread not to give the child snake. But some fathers do.

The Psalmist also makes us to know that there are instances when our father and mother can forget us. My mother went to be with The Lord early in life, my father would always say it will only take three days to ask God for him to leave us. So he left.

But there is an Everlasting Father that does not leave nor forsake us. If you need the loving embrace of a comforter, may the Everlasting Father wrap His arms around you.

Peace is one of the scarcest commodities on earth. It is hard to buy even if you are wealthy. There is artificial peace and genuine peace. There is internal peace and external peace. All these are very hard to come by. Jesus can guarantee all forms of peace starting from the inside (John 14:27).

If anything is disturbing your mind at this time, may the Prince of peace step into that situation in His powerful name.

The Messiah has come to do wonderful things in people’s lives, may He do so for you.

He has come to counsel those that sit in darkness. May God show you the way out of every shadow of darkness.

He has come to demonstrate God in flesh. May God triumph Himself in your situation.

He has come to protect the fatherless and those requiring comfort. May He be an Eternal Father to you.

He has come to calm the fear and storm His believers go through. May He step into every circumstance you pass through in Jesus name.

Prayers

Father, turn my life into wonder

Father, let the evidence of your counsel be seen in me

Father, demonstrate your Almightyness in my life

Father, be an eternal Father to me

Father, let my life be characterised by your peace.

The Messiah has come, by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE was delivered on December 25th 2014