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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
What Does God’s Government Look Like?
God’s government is described here as wonderful, full of perfect counsel, mighty, everlasting, full of peace, ever-increasing. That’s because the King Himself is wonderful, full of perfect counsel, mighty, everlasting, and full of peace. When we see Him for who He is, we see ourselves for who He made us to be. Our images align, and we govern in these ways.
This is why Jesus told us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). He was reaffirming the very thing God spoke in Genesis 1:28 when He created Adam and Eve. “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.” His plan for humanity has never changed. Establishing His kingdom is even the basis of our prayer life, according to Jesus.
Father, I praise the Name of Jesus and thank You for His government upon the earth. I pray as He has instructed us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s newly-released book, Revelation of Royalty.