Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
" 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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6 KJV)
In the original Hebrew rendering of the underlined portion of the scripture above, there’s no punctuation between the words “Wonderful” and “Counsellor.” Moreover, the Hebrew word translated “wonderful” actually means mighty acts and deeds; miraculous works that cause wonder.
Also, the word, “Counsellor” in the Hebrew, doesn’t mean someone who’s giving you a piece of advice; it refers to one who counsels you for battle; a strategist. It thus refers to the Holy Spirit being our extraordinary strategist! Hallelujah!
It doesn’t matter where you are in your life today or what’s in front of you; you can always know what to do to win, if you’d consult the extraordinary strategist. He lives in you. This is what makes us invincible! How can you fail when the extraordinary strategist lives in you! You only need to take advantage of His presence and ministry in your life.
Another interesting phrase in our opening scripture is, “The mighty God”; EL GIBBOR, and this is talking about His greatness, His superior Almightiness! In Jeremiah 32:27, He said, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” Absolutely nothing!
It makes no difference how hopeless the situation may seem; He knows what to do. He’s never confused, even when you seem flustered. He knows the way out of every crisis you face. He knows how to make you a success. He has the best strategies for your business, your job, your ministry, and your finances. All you need is to depend on Him for direction. Follow His Word and the counsel He gives you from within.
PRAYER Dear Father, thank you for granting me all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge which are in Christ. I’m sagacious and I win all the time, because I play by the strategies of the Spirit. My life, ministry, family and business are flourishing exceedingly, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; Zechariah 4:6; Proverbs 3:5-6
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: James 3:14-4:1-12; Ezekiel 22-23
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 13:12-20 1 Chronicles 20