For (never the less) 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 the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,to order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah 9:1–2 (NKJV)
9Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, As when at first He lightly esteemed
The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
And afterward more heavily oppressed her,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles.
The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.
Isaiah 8:21–22 (ESV)
They will pass through the land, greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against their king and their God, and turn their faces upward. 22 And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness.
We Are The World Live Aid
We are the world,
We are the children.
We are the ones who make a brighter day, So let’s start giving.
Bob Dylan: “The world cannot save itself.”
1. The left of the line (BC, the world without Christ): a world cast into complete darkness.
2. AD, Jesus is the Great Light
John 1:4–5 (ESV)
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
AD, the right of the line, Jesus brings peace! Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)
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 53:4–6 (ESV)
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
AD brings Jesus, the PRINCE OF PEACE, as a substitute for our sin!
5 statements as the center of EVERYTHING CHANGES...HE HAS BROUGHT US PEACE!
• He has born OUR GRIEFS
• He was wounded for OUR TRANSGRESSIONS
• He was crushed for OUR INIQUITIES
• Upon Him was the chastisement that brought PEACE
• The LORD has laid upon Him the iniquity of us all