The Light Washed Path

YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME-4 “Mighty God”

Isa. 9:6-7 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, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

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The Mighty God is a title associated with God as the Almighty Warrior……

(from Strong’s Concordance) “Mighty = gibbowr, ghib-bore´; or (shortened) gibbor, ghib-bore´; intensive from the same as 1397 (a valiant warrior); powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant:—champion, chief

The Kingdom of God is a Kingdom in exile from the Earth. And the people of the world lie under the domain of Satan, The Usurper; to whom they foolishly sold their authority and lives. Now God must re-enter the world through the friendship of loyalists to the rightful crown.  And through the ministry of His ambassadors, must win back the hearts of a people, conditioned to slavery and void of the memory of freedom.

Every culture has its legendary stories depicting this eternal drama. Robin Hood was precisely that story of the rightful King Richard, returning from the Crusades, working through loyalists such as Robin Hood, to defeat the evil prince John who had supplanted the kingdom in his absence. These kinds of legends exist in all cultures because the basic theme of this drama is imprinted in the souls of men.

All the world is locked in spiritual warfare. And the wars of men and nations are but border skirmishes along the outposts of two kingdom’s in conflict. The escalation of wars, leading to His return, is only a physical result of the struggle of Darkness against the Returning Light.

As The Mighty God, Jesus is named the Commander of God’s armies. Both men and angels populate the ranks of His forces. In unison, we fight to free people captive behind fortresses of deception and prison bars of demonic lies.

Psa. 24:1 The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psa. 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Psa. 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

Psa. 24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Jer. 32:18 …the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name…

God has revealed Himself as the King of the Battlefield. He is The God of war in the struggle against evil. He has always revealed Himself as the One who will infuse the warrior with victory, who fights in His battles.

1 Sam. 17:47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.

Jesus is the manifestation of God, being ever willing to enter the battlefield of faith, and fight on our behalf. He is not so much sending us to personally fight evil and deception, as He is positioning us to bring Him personally onto the scene.

If you want to see Jesus, The Mighty God, moving through you, you must get close enough to the Lord’’s battle.

Jehoshaphat and all Judah are delivered from the Ammonites, Moabites and armies of Mt. Seir, when their fight became God’s battle…

2 Chr. 20:3 And Jehoshaphat was afraid and turned his attention to seek the LORD; and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

2 Chr. 20:4 So Judah gathered together to seek help from the LORD; they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD.

2 Chr. 20:15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

2 Chr. 20:17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

The “Lord’s battle” is that conflict where a soul has cast all their hope and care upon God, making the struggle about repentance and redemption, instead of fighting to have their own way.

Psa. 46:9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.

Psa. 46:10 “Cease striving [be still] and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

When the battles of life become about trusting the Lord, The Mighty God shows up in the behalf of those who have laid themselves out in dependence upon Him.

Psa. 3:1 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

Psa. 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Psa. 3:3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Psa. 3:4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

When God says that the battle is His, He means that at the core of the struggle there is a demonic resistance against God Himself and His purposes. This distinguishes the struggle from all other earthly conflicts in which men entangle themselves. The child of the King is not free from being a servant of the Lord. And as such, he is not free to engage in any battle he chooses, and expect the Mighty God to intervene on his behalf, simply because he is a King’’s kid. But those battles that are the Lord’’s, are such because His interests are at stake and not just ours. The “Lord’’s battles” also include delivering His children under attack, when they cry out in repentance and reliance upon Him. Because then the issue is one of honoring His covenant promise to deliver His dependents. The humble and obedient servants of Christ must remember they serve the Mighty God.

Josh. 5:13 When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you one of us or one of our enemies?”

Josh. 5:14 He answered, “Neither one! I am here as the commander of the Lord’s army.” Immediately, Joshua bowed with his face touching the ground and worshiped. He asked, “Sir, what do you want to tell me?”

Josh. 5:15 The commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals because this place where you are standing is holy.” So Joshua did as he was told.

Tomorrow we will look at another of the 5 descriptive names that God said Jesus would be known as. Until then……

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