Isaiah 9:6, NET “For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us….and [He] is called: Extraordinary Strategist…”
The verse of Scripture above was declared by Isaiah as a prophecy pertaining to the birth of Jesus. The child being born signifies His humanity, and the son is given, refers to His divinity. Jesus is the first begotten son of the Father. He was the first to be born again. Born from death to life (Rev.1:5).
The setting of Isaiah’s prophecy is in the midst of Israel’s confusion and oppression by the Assyrians. Isaiah prophecies that the Ideal King shall be born, and His name would be called “Wonderful, Counselor” (KJV). Study of this verse of Scripture shows a poetic rendering of the Name of the King. If we follow the prophet’s train of thought, the Names are dualized, He is to be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”. He is called the Wonderful Counselor which means Extraordinary Strategist. This means that He is never confused, and never in the darkness because Himself is light in the midst of all darkness and confusion.
He is the Extraordinary Strategist because His wisdom defies human knowledge. His strategies are uncommon to man. The Birth of Jesus is the symbol of hope to humanity. Humanity’s darkness and confusion has its answers in the Extraordinary Strategist. Take for example one of His strategies in 2 Chronicles 20 when the Gentile armies came against Jehoshaphat of Judah, but the word of the Lord came through prophecy and the battle was declared to be the Lord’s battle. The strategy was to place the Levites ahead of the armies (in essence let your praise go before you in battle, 2 Chron.20:21). On getting to the battlefront the angel of the Lord had taken care of the situation, and all Judah had to do was gather the spoils of war.
Let the Extraordinary Strategist unveil divine strategies to you as you spend time in the word of God. Pay attention to Scriptures that talk about Jesus’ light. Remember His wisdom and His ways defy human logic, but they are guaranteed to work!
Scriptures to Meditate: 2 Chron. 20:1-29, Exo.14:1-30, Acts 16:16-26