The Prophet Isaiah, in the divine prophecy revealed by God unto him, lists out the names by which Jesus shall be called, even before Jesus’ birth – the third being “The mighty God”, for the Bible records “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.” (Isaiah 9:6)
The phrase “The mighty God” occurs only a few times in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. The Bible states that the arms of Joseph’s hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob (Genesis 49:24). The Psalmist refers to the Lord as the mighty God who controls the rising and the setting of the sun (Psalm 50:1) and that he would not sleep until he finds a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob (Psalm 132:5). The prophet Isaiah not only prophesies that Jesus’ name shall be called “the mighty God” (Isaiah 9:6) but also prophesies that the remnant of Jacob (God’s people) shall return to the mighty God (Isaiah 10:21). Jeremiah the prophet identifies that the name of Great Lord of hosts who made the heaven and the earth, for whom nothing is too hard, who shows loving kindness unto thousands and deals justly with sins, who is great in counsel and mighty in work, omniscient of all the ways of the sons of men, rewarding each one according to their ways and to the fruit of their work (doings), is the Mighty God.
Points to ponder:
Jesus is the mighty God of Jacob who strengthened the arms of the hands of Joseph, raising him from the pit to the palace as a prince. Jesus is the mighty God who controls the elements of this world (Mark 4:35-41), his creation – from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same. Jesus is the mighty God who made the heavens and the earth, for whom nothing is too hard, who shows loving kindness unto thousands and deals justly with sin. Jesus is great in counsel and his works were deemed mighty in word and in deed (Luke 24:19).
The prophet Isaiah prophesied that the remnant of God’s people shall return to the mighty God. Are you and I returning to God turning back from all our selfish and sinful lives?
The Psalmist declared that he shall not sleep until he finds a habitation for the mighty God. Like the Psalmist, let us also vow to not slumber nor sleep until we find a home for Jesus Christ, the mighty God, in the lives of people who do not know him (yet).
Remember, though this may seem like a impossible task by our own strength, there is nothing too hard for Jesus – The mighty God.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
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.
Jeremiah 32:17-19 (KJV)
17 Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name,
19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
Luke 24:18-19 (KJV)
18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: