Wonderful

And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 NASB)

Wonderful

Check this out – the word is not an adjective – it’s a noun. [Tweet This]

Another way to say it might be

He will be called Miracle!

Here – look where else this word is used:

Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? (Exodus 15:11 KJV)

I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. (Psalm 77:11 KJV)

Thou [art] the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. (Psalm 77:14 KJV)

And that is how Jesus lived. He was Mr. Miracle.

In fact when John the Baptist was in prison, he sent his disciples to Jesus to ask if He was in fact the Messiah, and the answer was:

Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. (Luke 7:22 KJV)

And when people wondered whether to believe in Jesus He told them to “believe me for the very works' sake.” (John 14:11 KJV)

Furthermore, He was a light who lit us up so we can shine, He is the miracle that miracled us so we can miracle. (right – spell and grammar check hated that)

Here is what I mean:

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. (John 14:12 NASB)

He truly is Wonderful!

Now it’s your turn to be wonderful!

Ben NelsonMerry Christmas!

See you tomorrow

Ben

 

12 thoughts on “Wonderful

  1. Michael S. Osborn

    I understand what you mean by saying that one of Jesus' many names is "Miracle" and "Wonderful", but the word "wonderful" as used in Isaiah 9:6 is an adjective used to describe the kind of "Counselor" that Jesus is. Merry Christmas!! 🙂

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    1. Ben Nelson

      Hi Michael,

      I am no scholar, so i will defer to your expertise in the matter. I was getting my information from blueletterbible.org - here is the link to the lexicon for the word wonderful. - http://blb.sc/0008BJ - which notes it as a masculine noun. This is the same info i get from the "online bible" software I have. According to that of the 12 times the word is used in the OT, 9 of them it is translated 'wonders' in the NASB.

      But i am happy with Wonderful Counselor too - sounds good either way to me.

      Thanks for the input.

      Ben

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  2. Debbie

    Loved this, Mr. Ben . .that He is the miracle that miracled us so we can miracle. 😀 Thank you for helping me focus on the Wonderful One tonight! God bless!

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  3. Lisa

    Yes..wonderful, counsler, mighty God, prince of peace...MIRACLE...and We can do ALL Things...through him..as HE strengthens us...the miracle lives within...He is so wonderful...we are so blessed and loved...Thank you lord....help us to share this with a dark world in love and boldness....In the mighty name of Jesus.. Amen.Bless you Ben..Merry Christmas!

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  4. Felecia

    I'm glad you separated Wonderful from Counselor, Ben because I've recently heard that in the early texts it was originally separated. In fact I think the entire Scripture can be read as individual nouns for our Lord.
    I'm glad I saved up reading this series until I had time to do it justice.
    Thanks!

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