I mentioned to one of my friends at church yesterday that I loved the part of Handel’s Messiah where they sing Isaiah 9 v 6.
It is not just the music that I love; I also love the words that are being sung.
(Check out a youtube clip on my Heilan Word Ministries Facebook page).
The verse starts with a statement about the humanity and divinity of Jesus; He was man but he also was and is God.
The Word tells us that as a child He would be born; the Hebrew words talk about a physical birth, and one meaning is all about the delivery of a baby.
Jesus was indeed born into this earth as a man in the form of a baby, just as we were.
However He was also given; He was already in existence before His birth as a baby and He was given to us by the Father.
You cannot give something that does not exist!
You see Jesus has always been in existence; He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end (Revelation 1 v 8).
Even though He did live a life on earth as man, He has always been God.
He was in the beginning, He was with God and He was God (John 1 v 1).
Jesus, God as man, came to this earth to live in a human body to save you from your sin (Matthew 1 v 21).
Now that is something to be thankful for!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the birth, life and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, and thank you that He has saved me”.
Isaiah 9 v 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