“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”
How many political advertisements have you seen this year? If you are like me, too many! Each one of these advertisements declare who the candidate is, and what the world of politics calls his or her “platform.” The “platform” is a set of goals by the political party or individual that should make you want to vote for the candidate.
In this text, Isaiah declares that the government of the world will be on the shoulders of Christ. Then he tells us the platform, goals or principles that Jesus will rule. These goals are not necessarily goals for Christ. Many politician’s platforms are based on what will get votes. They may or may not govern the way they promised, but Christ will have no election and He will govern exactly the way He promised. It’s who He is. He has a proven record of being Himself and doing what He promised.
So who is Jesus and what is His platform? Isaiah says, Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. His platform is: 1. He will rule forever 2. He will bring peace forever (Hallelujah! No more war!) 3. He will establish justice and righteousness. 4. He will govern out of the passion of who He is. What Christ believes about Himself will be His motivation to lead. In other words, Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor, and that motivates Him to be the Wonderful Counselor to His people.
Meditate and study Jesus and His platform, then surrender to His Lordship. You will be glad the vote was given to Jesus forever.
Today’s post is by Pastor Stephen Williams