Last week we started a series of messages based on the prophet Isaiah’s prophecy about the coming Messiah/Christ being called – The Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
We saw last Sunday how Jesus can be our Wonderful Counselor in three ways:
1. He fully understands our struggles. Being fully human (and fully God at the same time) He totally gets it. He knows what a human being feels like. He will never be surprised by any of our issues, struggles. He fully identifies with us (Heb. 4:15)
2. He cares for us. He invites us to cast and let go all of our burdens on Him and in exchange will sustain and uphold us. (Ps. 55L22; 1Pet. 5:7)
3. He commits Himself to us by interceding/praying for us 24/7 (Heb. 7:25), advocating for us when we sin (1John 2:1) and making sure that our faith will not fail when Satan attacks us (Luke 22:31-34)
Today’s theme is: He shall be called – Mighty God. In short – Jesus is God! The implications of that revelation go beyond our human comprehension.
The whole bible makes it very clear that Jesus is fully God. Put it another way, Jesus is one hundred percent God. (See John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:16-17). Being God all things we call impossible are all possible to God, Jesus.
But then the same bible also makes it very clear that Jesus is fully human. That is, Jesus is one hundred percent man, human, like you and me, except that He is sinless. (1Pet. 2:22; 2Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15). Being fully human Jesus fully understands what we humans go through.
Now here is the heart of today’s message – if Jesus is 100 percent God and at the same time 100 percent human, what does that do to believers like you and me? The key word in today’s conclusion is BELIEVE. If you TRULY BELIEVE in Jesus as Fully God, and Fully man, what will your life look like? The answers to that question is truly mind-boggling. It will force you to either simply take the bible’s claim by faith that it is what it says about Jesus Or dismiss it as non-sense. Be warned, your answer will greatly impact your life.
As you listen to today’s sermon may the Holy Spirit help you discern who Jesus really is.