"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
"And the government shall be upon his shoulder." Some of you may feel that this is a "political" message this morning- that is between you and God because it isn't. The Lord impressed me to send this because so many of His people are becoming discouraged by what they see happening in the government. Our politicians seem to be taking us further and further away from Godly principals. They are making unwise decisions, evil laws are being established, heavy burdens are being placed upon the people, they boast of having the answers while none of them do. And if you think I am talking about America only.. think again. This is happening on a world-wide level throughout the governments of all the nations.
I am to remind you this morning- my brothers and sisters here in this country and abroad- that the "government is upon Jesus' shoulders". I am to remind you that God is still in control. He is still watching over the affairs of men. All power in heaven and earth still belongs to Him. He always has been and always will be the first and final authority. He still rules the nations. He has not abdicated the throne- He still sits upon it looking upon every nation, every tongue, every tribe and every kindred of the world.
It is easy to be discouraged when you see and hear things that are not right. It's easy when you know things are going in the wrong direction and you feel helpless and powerless to do anything about it. But the bottom line is this: it is not wrong to keep up with what is going on in the world, but in doing so you must keep your focus on Jesus. You must put your trust and hope in Him, and Him alone. You are to keep looking to Him, not to men, not to a political system, not to a government, not to the promises of men. Remember who HE is! Remember that He had Pharaoh, King Darius, King Nebuchadnezzar and all the kings we read about in the Bible in His hand. They thought they were in charge and control, but they weren't, He was... and He still is. So be encouraged and keep your heart and mind fixed and stayed on Him.
Have a great day. God has never abdicated His role as King of kings and Lord of lords... He is always in control even when it doesn't look like it.
For further reading:
Daniel 2:20-23, 37; 5:21
Revelation 17:14; 19:16