5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
That little function word — the word ‘for’ in the amazing, glorious statement: ‘For to us a child is born’ says to us in the big bold Word of God that war and bloodshed are doomed because “the government” is no longer on the shoulders of men, but “on His shoulders.” The governing of men is now on the shoulders of the Son of God; therefore, we are at peace. We are at peace because Jesus is “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
With this great truth in mind, I wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!