Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim. 2:15

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The Names of Christ
"NAMES OF CHRIST"© -is a book written by Dr. James Modlish
-reprinted here with the author's permission-

Lesson Five

The Wonderful Counsellor
(Isaiah 9:6)

Introduction: It is no secret that the human race is in constant search of counsel. Psychiatrist, Physiologist, marriage counselors, Astrologist, Spiritualist and a variety of other listeners are doing a booming business. The Bible tells us "Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the Multitude of counsellors there is safety." (Prov. 11: 14). God provides excellent counsel (Prov. 22:20), but all too often people opt for the counsel of the wicked (Prov. 12:5). Jesus Christ, the Wonderful Counsellor, provides excellent advice to the subjects that are the most addressed, even today!


A. Family problems - Jesus recognized that people would have family problems - He even indicated that some of these problems would be a result of Christ's rule in a person's life.

Jesus also was keenly aware of the divorce problem (Matt. 19:1-9), and went immediately to the root of it by describing it as selfishness. The word hardness indicates a spiritual problem (See Mk. 16:14; 3:5).

Jesus not only went right to the root of the problem but provided solutions.

[1]. He indicated the children would need extra help Matt. 19:13-15).
[2]. He stated that mutual honor was necessary (Matt. 19:19).

B. Other Personal Relationship -
[1]. Jesus gave up all His rights to come to earth to die for sinners.
[2]. This is applied to the church age saint in (Rom. 12:10-21). 


Jesus gave sound principles for finances.

A. Do not let money rule your life (Matt. 19:16-26).
B. Be accountable and responsible for all that you do have (Luke 19:12-27).
C. Trust God for your provisions (Matt. 6:30).


Jesus seemed to spend more time concentrating on doing the already revealed will of God than worrying about the yet unrevealed (Matt. 22:36-40).

A. Jesus said the will of God was to do good (Lk. 635; Acts 10:38).
B. The will of God is to be obedient 'in the day to day things (Matt. 21:28-32).


Jesus was not nearly as condemning as some Christians are concerning struggles of the flesh, and yet He was very demanding when it came to repentance (Jn. 8:1-11).

Jesus' solutions are:

A. Stay in the Word (John 8:31).
B. Set spiritual goals (Matt. 6:3 3)
C. Remove yourself from evil influences (Matt. 15:14; 16:11,12).


He is a Wonderful, Counsellor. Justly is He called Wonderful, for He is both God and man. His love is the wonder of angels and glorified saints; in His birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension, He was wonderful. A constant series of wonders attended Him, and without controversy, great was the mystery of godliness concerning Him. He is the Counsellor, for He was intimately acquainted with the counsels of God from eternity, and He gives counsel to the children of men, in which He consults our welfare. It is by Him that God has given us counsel. He is made of God to us wisdom. He spoke of His own authority: "Verily, I say unto you." Other teachers explained the law; He is the lawgiver. Others drew more or less pure waters from cisterns: He is in Himself a well of water, from which all may draw. He alone is sufficient for us. He not only speaks the truth, which needs no other confirmation than His own lips, but He is the truth. We may canvass other men's teachings and distinguish their insight from their errors; we have but to accept his.

The world outgrows all others; it can only grow up toward the fullness of His. Us and all the ages He teaches with authority, and the guarantee for the truth of His teaching is Himself "Verily, verily, I say unto you." No other man has a right to say that to me. But Christ dominates the race, and the strong Son of God is the world's teacher.

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