“Power and peace will be in his kingdom
and will continue to grow forever.
He will rule as king on David’s throne
and over David’s kingdom.
He will make it strong
by ruling with justice and goodness
from now on and forever.
The Lord All-Powerful will do this
because of his strong love for his people.”
Isaiah 9:7, NCV
Things are now finally falling into place. Jesus brings with Him a very definite sense of the Kingdom. Darkness has been tricked. It has been totally overcome by His presence. The twin attributes of power and of peace are penetrating everything they touch. We will no longer have to put up with deception and sin.
This intervention will continue, forever. All I can do, is witness to its power. Nothing phases it. It continues to advance without melodramatics or manipulation. He fully intends to sit on the throne of David; it is His by right and by deed. Because, after all, He is the true King.
He is not just a token king, or a king in idea or theory. He does rule, fully and completely. He fortifies the kingdom and brings an intentional awareness to His subjects of true love and peace. The concepts of justice and goodness, which have never really been considered, are released into the lives of the people.
There is a pervasive sense that this will continue and endure. The King and the kingdom has come (and there isn’t a thing we can do about it.) This is not a ‘flash in the pan’. It has the idea of eternity stamped all over it. What He is doing is eternal. It is not temporary or fleeting. What He is doing is nothing more than revolution in the spiritual realm.
Our verse in Isaiah 9, speaks resoundly about ‘love’. It is His love that pushes through all this turmoil and confusion. He loves us to the extent of dying in our place. Love is what energizes Him, it causes Him to look for us. Love are the ‘rails’ He moves on, to come to us. When He finally locates us, He purchases us with His own money off of the slave block. No questions and no demands.
Because He is all-powerful, He cannot be limited to the status of a ‘quasi-God’. His complete strength allows Him the option of doing whatever He chooses. There are voices, scattered and strained, that have the audacity to claim that they really rule. But if we think about, we discover that this is nothing more then a spiritual comedy being played out.
As we think about Isaiah, and his prophetic awareness, we are brought to an understanding that absolutely ‘rocks’ our world. Jesus flips it all on its head, and the weakest become the strongest. He alone is our hope. And He has done it all.