In this verse in Isaiah 9:6 we see Old Testament prophesy fulfilled as well as prophesy yet to be seen. Over two thousand years ago, the angels rejoiced as a Child was born unto us. On a specific day in human history the fullness of time came and the prophetic word came to pass. Jesus Christ was born in the flesh. We can now experience the reality of having a living and vital relationship with our Father God because of the coming of the Son of God on our behalf. We can now enjoy having God as our Wonderful Counselor, our Mighty God, our Everlasting Father, our Prince of Peace. But what about "the government shall be upon His shoulders"? As evidenced by the recent divisive election here in the United States and the resulting unrest, we are still living in the painful "not yet" of that prophesy being fulfilled in our reality.
There will come a day, when Christ will return, not as a baby, but as a Mighty King. He will come to planet earth, make the wrong things right, and restore and redeem God's beautiful creation. The kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our God and of His Christ and He will reign forever and ever. Hallelujah and Amen! Our hearts long for that day, don't they?
And yet, while I long for Him to rule and reign on planet earth, how often do I still resist His rulership in me, in my life? (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, December 4th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)