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And The Government Will Be Upon His Shoulder

December 11, 2018

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end. Isaiah 9:6-7a Most English translations say “and the government shall be on his shoulder.”  In our modern culture when we say the word “government,” the image that comes to mind is the temporary nature of it. Governments rise and fall. If we don’t like who is in office now, we wait…

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