Good morning. Hope you are enjoying discovering the destiny of Jesus through His names. Today we are going to look at ‘WONDERFUL.’
“And His name shall be called WONDERFUL…” Isaiah 9:6
What does Wonderful mean? It’s only when we see it in the original language of Hebrew, that we see the full picture. We use the word wonderful every day but when it’s applied to our Savior, it takes on glorious meaning.
The name Wonderful in this verse is #6382 in Strong’s Concordance. It is spelled pele’ (peh’-leh) and it means a miracle, marvelous thing, wonderful or wonderfully.
But it’s primary root is #6381 – papa’ (paw-law)–It means properly, perhaps to separate, i.e. distinguish, by implication, to be or make great, difficult or wonderful. In the KJV: to accomplish, (arise…too, be too) hard, hidden, things too high, to be, do, show marvelous things, miracles, perform, separate, make singular, to be great, make wonderful or do wondrous things.
WONDERFUL in Hebrew is spelled
Pey = 80 New governmental order. It means: Mouth, to Speak or Open, Beginning
Lamed = 30 Blood of Messiah, Dedication to a task. It means: Staff, Goad or Stick, to Teach or Instruct, Authority, to Control, Urge Forward, a Tongue.
Aleph = 1 God, Echad, Unity, Unique-no other like it. It means: Ox head, Strength or Leader, Most Important, First, the Strength and Power of a Leader.
When you put all of this together, the WONDERFUL name of Jesus means: To speak into existence or Begin a New Governmental Order (Pay). He will do this by His own Blood, Dedicated to the Task with Teaching, Instructions, and Authority (Lamed) as God, the Most Important Leader (Aleph)
Now that is WONDERFUL!!!
Matthew 21:12-16 says “Then Jesus went into the temple of God[a] and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”
14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the WONDERFUL things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant 16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?”
And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read,
‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise’?”
Then out of Judges 13:13-18–The prophetic announcement of the birth of Samson:
So the Angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “Of all that I said to the woman let her be careful. 14 She may not eat anything that comes from the vine, nor may she drink wine or similar drink, nor eat anything unclean. All that I commanded her let her observe.”
15 Then Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, “Please let us detain You, and we will prepare a young goat for You.”
16 And the Angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “Though you detain Me, I will not eat your food. But if you offer a burnt offering, you must offer it to the Lord.” (For Manoah did not know He was the Angel of the Lord.)
17 Then Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, “What is Your name, that when Your words come to pass we may honor You?”
18 And the Angel of the Lord said to him, “Why do you ask My name, seeing it is WONDERFUL?”
May we be listening for His voice and instruction today, willing to quickly do what He’s calling us to do. That is my prayer for all of us.
Have a blessed day with your Wonderful Savior.