He can do it!

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We have long been accustomed to perpetual 30 second-to-second advertising, and become impatient when someone talks to us for more than two minutes. If we no longer like something, we change the job, the apartment, the hobby or the spouse. It's hard to stop and enjoy the moment. Boredom quickly attacks us because there is a disturbance deep inside our personality. We worship the idols of materialism and deliver "deities" that make us feel good by satisfying our needs and desires. In this world full of turmoil, God has revealed Himself with many signs and wonders and yet many do not believe in Him. Martin Luther once said that the incarnation consists of three miracles: "The first is that God became man; the second, that a virgin became a mother and the third, that people wholeheartedly believe this ".

The doctor Luke had investigated and written down what he had heard from Mary: "And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son, and you shall give him the name of Jesus. He will be great and be called the son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will have no end. Then Mary said to the angel: How is this supposed to happen, since I know of no man? The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Ghost will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore, even the Holy One who is born will be called the Son of God "(Lk 1,30-35). The prophet Isaiah had predicted this (Jes 7,14). Only through Jesus Christ could the prophecy come true.

The apostle Paul wrote about the coming of Jesus to the church in Corinth: "For God said, Light shall shine out of the darkness, which has given a bright light in our hearts, that through us would enlightenment come to the knowledge of the glory of God in that Face of Jesus Christ "(2, Kor 4,6). Consider below what the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament wrote down for us about the essentials of Christ, the "anointed one" (Greek Messiah):

"For a child has been born to us, a son is given to us, and the government rests on his shoulder; and his name is miracle-counsel, god-hero, eternal-father, peace-prince; that his rule may be great, and peace no end on the throne of David, and in his kingdom, that he strengthen it, and sustain by law and righteousness from henceforth unto eternity. Such will be the zeal of the LORD of hosts, "(Isaiah 9,5-6).

Wonderful Counselor

He is literally the "miracle counselor". He gives us comfort and strength for all time and eternity. The Messiah is itself a "miracle". The word refers to what God did, not what people did. He himself is God. This child born to us is a miracle. He rules with infallible wisdom. He does not need a consultant or a cabinet; he is a consultant himself. Do we need wisdom in this hour of need? Here is the consultant who deserves this name. He does not get burnout. He is always on duty. He is the infinite wisdom. He is worthy of faithfulness, for his advice goes beyond human limitations. Jesus invites all who need a wonderful counselor to come to Him. "Come to me, all you who are laborious and laden; I want to refresh you. Take my yoke on you and learn from me; for I am meek and humble of heart; you will find peace for your souls. Because my yoke is gentle, and my burden is light "(Mt 11,28-30).

Mighty God

He is the Almighty God. He is literally the "God-hero". The Messiah is the unrestrictedly powerful, living, true God, omnipresent and omniscient. Jesus said, "Me and the Father are one" (Joh 10,30). The Messiah himself is God and able to save all who trust him. He has no less than the omnipotence of God at his disposal. He can also carry out what he has set himself.

Everlasting Father

He is a father forever. He is loving, caring, tender, faithful, wise, a leader, provider and protector. In Psalm 103,13 we read: "As a father has mercy on children, so the Lord has mercy on those who fear him."

For those who wrestle for a positive father image - here is the one who deserves that name. We can have complete security in a close love relationship with our Eternal Father. The apostle Paul admonished us in Romans with these words: "For you have not received a spirit of slavery, anew to fear, but have received a spirit of sonship by which we cry, 'Abba, father!' Yes, the spirit itself, along with our spirit, attest that we are God's children. But when we are children we are also heirs - heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. However, this includes that we are suffering with him now; then we will also share in his glory "(Rom 8,15-17 NGÜ).

Prince of Peace

He rules over his people with peace. His peace is eternal. He is the embodiment of peace, therefore he rules over his redeemed people as a prince who creates peace. In his farewell speech before his capture, Jesus said to his disciples, "I give you my peace" (Jn 14,27). Through faith, Jesus comes into our hearts and gives us his perfect peace. The moment we fully trust him, he gives us this indescribable peace.

Are we looking for someone to eliminate our uncertainty and give us wisdom? Have we lost the Christ miracle? Do we feel that we live in a time of spiritual poverty? He is our miracle counsel. Let us delve into his word and listen to the wonder of his counsel.

When we believe in Jesus Christ, we trust in Almighty God. Do we feel helpless in an unsettled world that is in turmoil? Do we carry a heavy burden that we can not carry alone? Almighty God is our strength. There is nothing he can not do. He can save all who trust him.

If we believe in Jesus Christ, we have an eternal Father. Do we feel like orphans? Do we feel defenseless? We have someone who always loves us, cares for us and works for what is best for us. Our father will never leave us nor miss us. Through him we have eternal security.

If we trust in Jesus Christ, he is our Prince of Peace as our King. Are we afraid and can not rest? Do we need a shepherd in hard times? There is only one who can give us deep and lasting inner peace.

Praise be our miracle counsel, peace prince, eternal father and god hero!

by Santiago Lange

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