For to us the child is born, to us the son is given. What is that? A child, a son. What is it? Is it a horse? What is it? Is it an alien? What is it? It’s a human. It’s a baby right? It’s one one of us. Okay got it. I thought the Messiah was human. Great, had to be. If he’s coming, bringing a kingdom, he’s gonna be on David’s throne. He’s gonna bring Jews and gentiles to God. I get it. He’s got to be one of us. He’s going to be a human. He’s going to be a child of Abraham right? David’s going to have one of his ascendants sitting on a throne. I think we got that, son and a child, Messiah is a human being. Fantastic. And then this messenger, this monotheistic Jew says “and the government shall be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called wonderful counselor”. Just look that up in your Old Testament and find out who that’s in reference to. Those are names of God in the Old Testament and then it gets deeper as though we needed to hear more.
“Mighty God”, the word is “el gibbor”, “the mighty god.” Who’s writing this? A monotheistic Jew. You think he knows his theology? I think he knows his theology because he says in the same book Isaiah 43:10, Isaiah 44:6 Isaiah 44:8. There is only one God, none before, none after, first, last, doesn’t even know of any other gods. And yet this son and child who’s coming, this human is the “mighty god”, is the “father of eternity”? What does that mean? The eternal one, the creator of all things. That eternal only mighty God is coming as a son and as a child. It says this: prince of peace, of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end. On the throne of David and over his kingdom to establish it and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this by the way. This is in Isaiah 9 which is right behind the prophecies of the Messiah’s kingdom in Isaiah chapter 2 and then you have more coming in Isaiah 11. So all this is contextual, all this Messiah right? Not some strange different figure in Scripture. It’s all the one who’s going to actually draw the nations (Isaiah 2) up to the mountain of God. It’s all the one that’s actually going to bring the Gentiles to God as well. And who is it, the son and the child ? A human. And it’s “el gibbor”. It’s the one and only true and living God. What do you have in Isaiah 9? The God-man.