August 14


"And His name will be called... Mighty God" (Isaiah 9:6, NKJV).

Of all the glorious messianic titles Isaiah attributes to Christ, this one makes the greatest claim to omnipotence. Jesus is more than Wonderful; He is more than the peerless Counselor. He is also the "Mighty God."

The words, mighty, and almighty, are descriptive of omnipotence. As the Son of God, Jesus shares the title "Mighty God" with the Father. In every sense, Jesus is the God who is inherently mighty. As one with the eternal Father, He is in every sense God (see John 1:1; 14:9). He is the mighty God who is Creator and sustainer as well as Redeemer and Lord of all (see Hebrews 1:3). Isaiah repeatedly refers to Jesus as "the Mighty One of Israel" (Isaiah 30:29, NKJV).

As the Almighty God, Jesus raised the dead, expelled demons, healed the sick, cleansed the lepers, and astonished the world with amazing miracles. As the "Mighty God," He declared "I am the resurrection and the life" (John 11:25, NKJV). It is by this same power that Jesus transforms wretched sinners into victorious saints. Jesus is mighty to save and strong to deliver! He is mighty to save, mighty to keep, and mighty to preserve and perfect His people for His glorious appearing. "Then let us talk of the power of Jesus; for help has been laid upon One that is mighty. Isaiah says that 'His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.' So let us elevate our souls through faith in Christ above the lowlands of earth, and breathe the atmosphere of heaven."--Review and Herald, March 1, 1892.

My Prayer Today: Lord, as the "Mighty God," You are mighty to save and strong to deliver. Amen.