Friday, March 4, 2016
“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Hundreds of years before Jesus Christ came to earth, the prophet Isaiah foretold His birth. He declared that a Son would be given to mankind and that His name would be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Each one of these names is very significant, and today we turn our attention to one name in particular: Jesus is called “Mighty God” or in Hebrew “El Gibbor”.
The definition of this name is: mighty, strong, valiant, champion.
Champion [cham-pee-uh n]
- a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place.
That sounds like our Saviour! On the cross, Jesus Christ defeated His opponent and the enemy of our souls, Satan, and triumphed over every power and work of evil. After three days in the grave, Jesus rose triumphantly, satisfying God’s judgment on mankind for the act of disobedience in the Garden of Eden. Jesus won the victory for you and for me!
What does this mean for us today? Well, everything! Because of His victory, we have been ransomed, delivered, liberated and given the Way back into intimate fellowship with God. Because of His victory, it was now possible for His Holy Spirit to live inside every person who would believe on Him and confess Him as Lord.
As a child of God, the Spirit of the Champion is within you.
Did you hear what I said (I mean, read what I said)?
The Spirit of the Champion is within you.
Take it in. Meditate on it. Let this truth soak into your soul and cause you to see your God and yourself differently. Stand tall and walk confidently, for with Christ, you cannot lose.
In our lives we will face battles – a believer is also a solider. But, we have a promise of victory. Romans 8:37 tells us that no matter what we face in this life, if God be for us, who could be against us? In “all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us”. We are more than conquerors because we have a Champion on the inside!
In His name we triumph and in His name we win!
Have a fantastic weekend!