Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT

"Unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given
and the government shall be upon his shoulders"

Isaiah 9:6

"Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end."
Isaiah 9:7

There are some things about our heavenly Father that we do not understand now and that we may never understand. For instance, David said, "His understanding is infinite". How can we possibly understand that? We are also told, among other things, that God has always been. How can we understand that? When I try to think about it, my mind has to surrender and give up the chase. Such things are far beyond me.

There are revelations that, although openly declared to us, are beyond our comprehension. One of the most astonishing prophecies about Jesus that our Father has ever given us about Jesus is this one that came through Isaiah: "Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end." Now, we could understand that Jesus will reign forever, but this prophecy declares that Jesus' dominion and peace will always increase! Always increase! Now, how can we understand that?

How can we mortals understand a kingdom where joy will not only exist forever but will always increase, where peace will always increase, where goodness and power will always increase? Even with God's help, we can but feebly manage now to grasp the idea of "always existing", but always increasing? How can we possibly comprehend that?

Our only hope of understanding that prophecy about the Son of God's perpetually increasing government and peace is to experience it. And when all things are done, I pray with my heart that we will all be there together to share the extraordinary, eternal increase of the love and power of our God.

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