December 19th, 1956                              "His Name is Wonderful, Counsellor"                              Late Mr. N. Daniel

Isaiah 9:6 & 7

"A child is given". A son is given who will bear the government on his shoulder. His name is Wonderful, Counsellor. He is the everlasting Father. He is the Prince of Peace. Thus He goes on progressively. Truth and grace are combined in Him. Grace makes truth bearable. Some men who are truthful are very hard. But this our God is full of truth and grace. John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth." He is going to bear the burden of the whole universe. He is going to bear the responsibility and also the sin of mankind. He is going to take on Himself the punishment of sin, and thus free man for the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. Sin is the sickness that prevents man from enjoying the higher life in Jesus Christ. The cross is going to release us from our sin and from our sinful nature.

Jesus who bears our sin and prepares us for the school of the Holy Spirit is the burden bearer of the whole world. When we mention the name of Jesus the gates of hell will not prevail against us. Every prayer in this name will reach God. He is a Counsellor. It is the "open Sesame" to the treasures of Heaven, when it is uttered with a pure heart and a clean conscience. His name is Counsellor. II Chronicles 9:23, "And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart." All the kings of the earth came to him who was taught of God. II Chronicles 9:3 & 4, "And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his minister, and their apparel; his cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his ascent by which he went up into the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her." She wondered at his wisdom.

Jesus is a wonderful Counsellor who counsels you and me. "A greater than Solomon is here." There is a perfect Counsellor who can never mislead you. Blessed are those who seek His counsel every day. Grace and truth have kissed each other in Him. The great and mighty God whom the Israelites trembled to hear is now appearing in the form of grace and love. There is no error in His counsel. Jesus changes your heart and fills you with love. His government will increase. Nothing can stop it. Will you be a member of that Government? You will increase. Will you be a part of that movement that spreads His light and love? You will be eternal. They that know their God shall do great exploits. Daniel 11:32, "And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits." You will do mighty things because your strength is not yours but the Almighty’s. you will be meek and humble and gentle and yet almighty. This is divine nature. You will share in all His qualities, including His almightiness.