Isaiah 9:6  (NLT)

For a child is born to us,

    a son is given to us.

The government will rest on his shoulders.

    And he will be called:

Wonderful Counselor,[a] Mighty God,

    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


His kingdom is not of this world.  The prophecy above, found in the Old Testament book of Isaiah, was a stumbling block for those who were looking for an earthly king.

Paul indicates that all rulers are allowed by the hand of God.  God bless our rulers.  Let us be worthy subjects to our earthly rulers and to our heavenly Ruler, who is over all.

Footnotes:

  1. 9:6 Or Wonderful, Counselor.

New Living Translation (NLT)

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