DAILY VIDEO DEVOTIONAL
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in the United States on September 11, 2001, left a deep scar on the psyche of the American people. Soon after those terrible events, I had to make a very important decision.
Needing godly counsel, I called a member of our ministry’s Board of Directors to discuss the decision. He gave me wise counsel. He didn’t tell me what I should do. Rather he said, “Sammy, people aren’t thinking straight today. We’re consumed with fear. Whatever you do, don’t let your decision be made on the basis of fear.” I thought about his words. They were so true and so wise.
We’re often faced with situations too difficult for us to know how to react. In those times, we need counsel from someone wiser. We need wisdom that comes from on high. The good news is that one of the names given to our Lord and Savior is “Wonderful Counselor.” He’s not simply a counselor, not even just a good counselor. He’s “Wonderful Counselor.”
First, Jesus is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, hundreds of years before His birth. The prophet said a “child would be born” and “a son given.” That seems ordinary enough, unless you read the rest of the statement. There are two sets of paired names for this child and son: “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.” The child is the “Mighty God and Everlasting Father.” He’s the “Prince of Peace” and “Wonderful Counselor.” There’s never been a counselor like Jesus, because there’s never been a person like Jesus. He’s the most unique human being to ever walk this planet. He was all God and all man. He was the Son of God and the Son of Man. He was the God-man.
When we begin to comprehend who He is, we can understand that He’s full of counsel because He knows all things. And He knows all things because He created all things. Nothing has come into existence without Him. Then we understand why He’s the Counselor. The amazing truth is that as we go to Him for His counsel, we discover His wisdom is no ordinary insight. His wisdom is beyond comprehension. It’s full of wonder and awe. That’s why He’s called “Wonderful Counselor.”
My friend was right. Fear can cloud your thinking. But so can anger, insecurity, lust, and a host of other emotions. That’s why we all need someone we can trust to give us good counsel. And — hallelujah! Those who know Jesus as Lord and Savior have One who is much greater than a good counselor. We have the One who is “Wonderful Counselor.”
If your mind has been clouded by fear or anxiety, get to know the One who is called “Wonderful Counselor.” His counsel is always good. It’s perfect because He’s perfect. Trust in Him. He’ll never let you down.
John : Chapter 16
7) But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8) When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9) about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10) about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11) and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. 12) “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13) But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14) He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15) All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” The Disciples’ Grief Will Turn to Joy
Book of the Month
Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe. For all other books…
About Sammy Tippit Ministries
STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues. He is particularly passionate about making materials accessible to other countries around the world. Sammy is married to Debara “Tex” Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Sammy Tippit Ministries is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
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