This song only has 15 words (not counting the repeats) in the whole song. Hmm, it must not say much, right? Wrong! These 15 words are some of the most powerful words you will ever sing. Once those 15 words get down into your spirit, you will never be the same!
Lord of life, Lord of all
He’s the Prince of Peace
Mighty God, Holy One
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is, God with us.
There are many more Scriptures that promise that God is with us.
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding,
so that we may know Him who is true. And we are in Him who is true—
even in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
1 John 5:20
Here’s a few others to look up: Isaiah 7:14, John 1:1,14, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Isaiah 44:24, 1 Corinthians 8:6.
Why is it important that we remember that God is with us through His Son Jesus? Look at Who Jesus is:
Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor:
For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon His shoulder,
and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
Jesus is the Lord of life:
I am the Bread of life.
I am the resurrection and the life.
Jesus is the Lord of all:
You know the message God sent to the people of Israel,
telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.”
Jesus is the Prince of Peace:
For unto us a child is born…Prince of Peace.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you.”
Jesus is Mighty God:
The Mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken,
and called the earth from the rising of the sun until the going down thereof.
Jesus is the Holy One:
Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Has Emmanuel been your focus during this Christmas season? As it comes to an end and we move back into the busy-ness of life, we will leave the Christmas carols behind but let’s not leave Jesus behind. Let’s take Jesus with us! Jesus is our all-in-all. He is everything we need. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us. This is what God wants for us in 2014!
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Dear Jesus, I have just scratched the surface of what it means for us to have You—Emmanuel—living in and through our lives. As we move into 2014, I pray that we will take time to ponder and learn the depth of this Truth. We are so grateful that You are everything we need! We bow in humble adoration to our Counselor, our Lord, the Prince of Peace, the Mighty God, the Holy One, Jesus Christ. Amen.