“Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel”
Who is this child predicted to be born of a virgin and given the name Immanuel, which means - “God with us”?
“A child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
Who is this child who will be named: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace?
This child is God! God the Creator of all things. God the Judge of all and the One who determines our destiny in life and eternity.
Jesus is - Mighty God and Eternal Father.
“As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.
It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven - things into which angels long to look”
(1 Peter 1:10-12).
Indeed these are things into which angels long to look, and if angels find this glorious, then we should set our minds to consider that baby Jesus, who we celebrate each Christmas, is God.
The invisible God has made Himself known by taking on flesh and blood, and because of His great love left the glories of heaven to come and save us.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being” (John 1:1-3).
“He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:10-14).
“God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He (God) appointed heir of all things, through whom also He (God) made the world. And He (Jesus) is the radiance of His (God’s) glory and the exact representation of His (God’s) nature... (Hebrews 1:1-3).
Jesus is the only one who has all the answers because He was there at the beginning of creation and He is our Creator and our Saviour. Jesus is not just a great teacher and miracle worker - but He is God and worthy of our utmost worship.
"I and the Father are one." The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?" The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God” (John 10:30-33).
“Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father...” (John 14:8-9).
Many are saying different things about who Jesus is but the only testimony we can accept about the truth of Jesus, is directly from God Himself in the Bible.
Jesus is our Divine Saviour.
“For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased" - and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God”
(2 Peter 1:16-21)