Listen to the clear prophecy in Isaiah 9: 2, 6 and 7: 2 “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called… Mighty God. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.”
The Bible tells us that it is only God who is truly mighty. The Lord is creator, sustainer, comforter and warrior (Ex 15:3; Isaiah 42:13). He more than anyone else does almighty acts in battle and defeats his enemies. It was the Lord, mighty in battle (Ps 24:8), who gave the Hebrew people blessing after blessing and victory after victory.
Christ is called "mighty." Like our LORD revealed in Old Testament times, he is a warrior. He triumphs over his enemies. He defeats his enemies and my enemies. He triumphs over Evil, over sin and over death. Our Messiah chases away darkness and establishes a Kingdom of peace and joy. In his sovereign grace he gives us the saving faith through which we are adopted as the true children of God.
The Messiah is not only called "mighty" - he is also called "God." He is the warrior God. He is the God of absolute, sovereign power. He is "Mighty God".
In the New Testament we hear Jesus saying, "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me" (Mt 28:18). And he said, "Take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33b).
Have a blessed Christmas because you too believe that you follow and love a mighty Redeemer and Saviour and expect a powerful salvation and eternal reconciliation with God in and through him alone.
This is what we celebrate on Christmas Day: that Jesus, Mighty God, has come to us, was born of Mary, ministered to people’s needs, was crucified and died, rose from death, ascended to heaven, chased the darkness away, is at the right hand of God the Father to rule and reign as mighty God and we will bless, praise and worship him, our mighty God, all of our days.
May Christmas be a blessed celebration to you and your family.
If you mourn, may the comfort of Jesus as mighty God console you.
If you celebrate life, on this day, may Jesus be the source of your joy.
When you celebrate the birth of our mighty Christ Jesus, may your day be truly merry and blessed.