Monday, December 2, 2019

Prophecy 1: Isaiah 9:6

Daily Thoughts – December 2nd   

Prophecy 1: Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6

There are over 400 prophecies in the Old Testament about the Messiah's birth, life, and death. Prophets in the Old Testament included Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, and so many others. Each possessed a deep relationship with God the Father, rich in trust, faith and a knowledge of His power and strength.
For the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, I will be sharing one of these prophecies each day.
Isaiah 9:6 is by far the most widely known prophecy about the birth of Jesus Christ. Isaiah wrote this around 700 B.C. Careful reflection will cause you to realize that he is not speaking to the Christians, but to the Jewish faithful. The Messiah will come as a baby, and the burdens of all mankind will be laid upon his shoulders. What follows are not just names or references, but important in that day. For Isaiah to call out that the coming Messiah would be a counselor of the weak and broken, but more importantly God himself incarnate in man.
In the book of John 1:1-3;14: we find reference to the Word - and the Word was God...through Him, all things were made...and the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. John, of course, is referring to the one and only Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy, that Jesus and God are One and the same.
To God be the Glory for revealing His truths through the prophets of old.
- Rich

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