// Kenneth E. Hagin
"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."
IN THIS TEXT, Isaiah, by the Spirit of God, is prophesying concerning the birth of Jesus, the coming Messiah.
We could preach a sermon or two on the phrase "his name shall be called Wonderful," then preach several on "Counsellor" and "The mighty God." In fact, we could almost preach forever on these phrases. In this article we'll consider the phrase "his name shall be called Wonderful."
Jesus was Wonderful in His conception and the announcing of His birth. All of the writers of the Gospel cover the story, but because Luke goes into a little more detail, I like his account best.
Luke begins by telling us the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto Nazareth, a city in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was espoused, or engaged, to a man named Joseph. When Gabriel greeted Mary and told her she was highly favored by God, she was troubled. She was not sure what manner of salutation this was. Let's let the Word of God tell the rest. Read More...