Prophecy #11 “He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Here is the full relevant quote from Isaiah:
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. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!Isaiah 9:6-7
I have only selected one of aspect from this fourfold saying to examine in this Nugget. However, you know as well as I that each of the four statements is special and particularly relevant and worthy to be applied to the Christ, the Messiah. The beginning of the full statement was written in the prophetic perfect as though it had already happened but in fact it was written about 730 years before Christ was born.
He will be called:
- Wonderful Counselor
- Mighty God
- Everlasting Father
- Prince of Peace
These are all very powerful and applicable names applied in the pages of Scripture to the Christ, the Messiah. We could work our way through each one these statements in turn. But as you are aware I am interested in working out the probability of the application of just one of these four statements to Jesus. The one I have chosen is the second, Mighty God.
The term in Hebrew is El Gibor. El Gibor is a parallel or a synonym for El Elyon. Mighty God // Elohim Most High. Gibor means ‘mighty’ or ‘great’. The term is an honorific for the One and Only God of Israel. No-one would dare to take the name on their lips and apply it either to another who is not God or much less to themselves. This name is applied as a term of address to the One True God of Israel. You know full well how each of these names have been applied to Jesus Christ in the context of the Bible. I won’t go through them and give you all the references. You can do that for yourself. It is a worthy study to undertake.
What I want to do to begin with is to examine the use of El Gibor in the context of the other vocative terms used to call on God. There are a host of them. That is another good study you could carry out for yourself. However this term “Mighty God” is up there with the other names which are an anathema for another to call anyone but God Himself. To use this name for one who is not God is blasphemy. The use of this name equates with the names I investigated in the The Name Above Every Name tag I used for the Gems relating to looking at the specific Names for the One eligible to bear the Name Above Every Name. (Gem 1944 to Gem 1949)
- The Lord Jesus Christ
- Ha Shem
No Jew would dare called anyone but God any of those names and that includes calling any mere mortal any of those names. No Israelite would dare take this title. “I AM” // YHWH. This is the name of God no Jew would take on their lips. This name was given only to One person in all of Israel’s history. He accepted it despite others protests. He was indeed called the name ‘Mighty God’.
On eve of Rosh Hashanah 2021, in the Jewish year 5782, the number of Jews worldwide represented 0.2% of the population of the world. I told you in the previous Nugget that the estimated number of the people who have ever lived on the earth is circa 100,000,000,000 or approximately 100 billion. 0.2 percent of that figure is 20,000,000. Therefore we could estimate a probability of 1:20,000,000 but let’s half that figure to represent the division between male and female in the Jewish population. Thus we have a figure of 1:10,000,000 or one in every ten million. Now finally permit me to reduce it still further to negate the nay-sayers and we arrive at a figure of 1:1,000,000. That sounds about right!
A true, statistical ‘one in a million’ chance that this statement would come to pass.