Why is Jesus also called The Mighty God
by Margaret Sleasman
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“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace,” (Isaiah 9:6)
”For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:” (Deuteronomy 10:17)
“The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.” (Psalm 50:1-3)
“Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name, Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:” (Jeremiah 32:17-19)
“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” (Revelation 19:6).
Above are only a few of the references referring to the Mighty God, the best known is Isaiah 9:6 because it announces the birth of Christ. Some believe that Jesus was not the Mighty God until after His birth, death and resurrection; however, He has always been the Mighty God from eternity past because He is God. God is a Triune God and man, with his finite mind cannot understand or grasp what this actually means. Like a hand with a finger with a fingernail; still all part of the hand, but different in appearance – this is the closest I can come with an explanation of three-in-one. Who am I to understand the things of God? I can get a little glimpse of the meaning and can accept what it says, but if I could actually understand it, I would be God.
We have God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are three separate entities, but still one God. All of the attributes of God apply to each one, thus the Mighty God is God the Father, but also God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The thing we must remember is that when the bible was written, the men were inspired of God to write. They did not always understand what they were seeing or what God inspired them to write so they described things the best way they could. For example explaining a nuclear bomb going off; this would be something they would have no words for because they had never seen such a thing; nevertheless that is just what was explained in Zechariah 14:12.
In Isaiah 9:6 it says, “and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” We tend to think that shall means He is going to be called that in the future, when it only means that is what “man” is going to call Him. His name IS Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace already. We did not give Him those names; they have been His names ALWAYS. Humans are only a blip on the scale of eternity and really very insignificant. What we think is not important, nor is what we believe or interpret always correct.
To answer the question of why is Jesus also called the Mighty God, the only reasonable answer would be because that is who He is. When He comes back, men are going to fear and hide begging the mountains to fall on them because He will be coming back in judgment. We cannot look at Jesus Christ as just a meek little man, a teacher, or even as someone who walked the earth doing a miracle here and there. We must see Him as God, as our Savior, as a Righteous Judge; His attributes are so far beyond man’s comprehension, it is only possible to see a glimpse of who He is. When Jesus left His home and became man, it was so that we would get that glimpse and understand who He is, then to realize our need for a Savior and accept His sacrifice on the cross in our place. Had He not come, not only would He have not conquered death and hell for us, but we would not have known we needed Him; and so would have been forever lost.
He is The Mighty God, the one with the power to save us and the one with the power to exact judgment should we not accept Him. He the Righteous Judge to those that are lost and a Loving Savior to those who accept Him; it is up to the individual to choose what He is to them. He is still who He is and no matter which we choose, His attributes will not change, the only thing that will change is our relationship with Him; the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace is our personal Savior, our first love, our guide and our God. Do not let the wrath of the Mighty God fall on you, repent and accept Him today.
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