Happy Birthday, Jesus!
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For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Here is a look back through scriptures at just a few of the names and titles given to the child whose birth we celebrate this day.
ALMIGHTY: Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
ALPHA and OMEGA: Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
AMEN: Revelation 3:14 “To the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: “The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Head of God’s creation, says these things:
BREAD OF LIFE: John 6:48 I am the bread of life.
BRIGHT and MORNING STAR: Revelation 22:16 I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify these things to you for the assemblies. I am the root and the offspring of David; the Bright and Morning Star.”
CHRIST OF GOD: Luke 9:20 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”
DELIVERER: Romans 11:26 and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, “There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
DOOR: John 10:7-9 Jesus therefore said to them again, “Most assuredly, I tell you, I am the sheep’s door. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out, and will find pasture.
FIRST AND LAST: Revelation 1:17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, “Don’t be afraid. I am the First and the Last.
GIFT: 2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
GOD: 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
GOOD SHEPHERD: John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
GOVERNOR: Matthew 2:6 ‘You Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are in no way least among the princes of Judah: For out of you shall come forth a governor, who shall shepherd my people, Israel.’”
HOLY SERVANT: Acts 4:27 For truly, in this city against your holy servant, Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together.
HOLY ONE OF GOD: Mark 1:24 saying, “Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!”
I AM: John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM.”
IMMANUEL: Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
JESUS: Matthew 1:21 She shall bring forth a son. You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins.”
KING OF THE JEWS: Matthew 2:2 “Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.”
KING OF KINGS: 1 Timothy 6:15 Which in its own times he will show, who is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
LAMB OF GOD: John 1:29 The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
LIFE: John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD: John 8:12 Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”
MEDIATOR: 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
MOST HIGH: Psalm 83:18 ...that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
PRINCE OF PEACE: Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
PROPHET: Acts 3:22 For Moses indeed said to the fathers, ‘The Lord God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brothers, like me. You shall listen to him in all things whatever he says to you.
REDEEMER: Job 19:25 But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth.
RIGHTEOUS ONE: Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets didn’t your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.
ROCK :1 Corinthians 10:4 ...and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.
SAVIOR: Luke 2:11 For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
SHEPHERD : 1 Peter 2:25 For you were going astray like sheep; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
SON OF THE MOST HIGH: Luke 1:32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father, David.
SON OF MAN: Matthew 8:20 Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
TRUE LIGHT: John 1:9 The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.
TRUE VINE: John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.”
WORD OF GOD: Revelation 19:13 He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called “The Word of God.”
YAHWEH: Isaiah 26:4 Trust in Yahweh forever; for in Yah, Yahweh, is an everlasting Rock.