“…AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED…” PART II
Counsellor. An English Dictionary defines a counsellor as someone trained to give guidance on personal, social or psychological problems. The Bible says:
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
He is called Counsellor because He does not just know the way; He is the Way. John 14:6. He is the Door. John 10:9. He is all-knowing. The good news is that He is also both “all-loving” and “all-caring”. Another good news here is that anyone who wants to can follow the Way; anyone who desires to can go through the Door.
Brethren at the face of a natural difficulty of feeding a great multitude of five thousand men (excluding women and children); the Counsellor (the Way and the Door) know what He would do. The Bible says:
“When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.” – John 6:5-6
Every other person (except) the Counsellor was confused. Philip remarked that even, if they had the money, where would they get enough food to buy to take care of the need of that great multitude. The Counsellor could see the glorious end even in the face of that seemingly difficult situation. John 6:7-13.
Friends, the Counsellor knows you; He knows you more than you know yourself, He knows what you are going through. The Counsellor does not just know you, He has the solution to all challenges that will ever confront man. The only thing is that, this Counsellor does not compel anyone to respond to Him. He said:
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
The Counsellor demands that anyone that would benefit from His counsel must make a decision to approach the Counsellor and humble him/herself to learn from the Counsellor. Anyone that will learn from the Counsellor will find rest for his or her soul.
Remember, the Counsellor is the Way not one of the ways. Some believers take the counsel of the Counsellor as an opinion that they would always need a second opinion for. The counsel of this Counsellor must never be taken as a mere opinion; it must be taken not just as a mere counsel but a law. No matter how “unpleasant” the counsel of the Counsellor appears, it must be swallowed hook, line and sinkers. The good news here is that you can never be stranded following or working with the counsel of this Counsellor. The counsel may sound foolish but it always contain heaven’s wisdom which is higher than all earthly wisdom.
Whatever the word of God says about your situation is the Counsellor’s counsel for you in that situation!
Scriptures for meditation: Psalm 119:105; John 2:1-11; Luke 5:1-11; John 11:9-10
Jesus is Lord!