Jesus – The Counsellor


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 second being “Counsellor”, 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)

Merriam-Websters gives a trifold definition to the word “Counsellor” i.e., advisor, advocate (lawyer), and authority (supervisor in-charge). The Bible states that where no counsel is, the people fall (Proverbs 11:14) and without counsel, purposes are disappointed (Proverbs 15:22).

Jesus’ name shall be called Counsellor for he is The Counsellor,
– who advises us in the way we should go (Psalm 32:8) with his eyes fixed on us,
– who is our advocate with the Father, when we sin against God (1 John 2:1) and
– who is the overall supreme authority over our lives and the lives of all (Matthew 28:18).

Points to ponder:
Jesus Christ is The Counsellor. He advices, advocates and has authority over all of mankind. Have you submitted to his authority so that he can supervise your life? If not do so today, so that he can be your advocate and give you Godly counsel.

Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s