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DAY 5 FRIDAY: FEBRUARY 2021

THE WONDERFUL COUNSELOR IN LIFE!

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of English, it defines the word, “Counselor” as a person who has been trained to advise people with problems, especially personal problems in life. The Bible says in the opening text that for unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that Jesus Christ is indeed the Wonderful Counselor in life. Hence, the wonderful counselor in life is absolutely Jesus Christ who is the begotten Son of God and the Prince of Peace in life forever.

According to the passage, Jesus Christ was referred to as the Wonderful Counselor in life. Without His counsel, a Christian cannot succeed in his life and ministry. We found this in the lives of the disciples who went for fishing expedition all through the night without success in life. Until Jesus Christ came to counsel them thus, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish” (John 21:6). Therefore, it was the counsel and the instructions of Jesus Christ that actually brought in the bumper harvest into their lives forever.

When Jesus Christ had fulfilled His ministry and He was about to ascend to the Father, He promised His disciples the advent of the Holy Spirit who is now our Wonderful Counselor in life thus, “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:26 NIV). In fact, until a Christian learns to listen to the instructions of the Holy Spirit, he can never make any achievement in life and ministry. The Holy Spirit is now our Wonderful Counselor continuing the work and ministry of Jesus Christ in our lives forever.

Daily Tip: In this new dispensation, the Holy Spirit is now our Wonderful Counselor continuing the work and ministry of Jesus Christ in our lives forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to your right hand or whenever you turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21).   

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I receive Your everlasting counsel into my life and ministry forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! Be my eternal Counselor in life and ministry now and forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Isaiah 11:2; Psalm 16:7.                RBT: NUMBERS 1-3