Reading the book of isaiah takes us into the precarious space between warning and wonder, faithlessness and fidelity, compromise and conviction. Called the messianic prophet because of how much the messiah is mentioned and described in these prophecies john 12. The strongest argument for the unity of isaiah is the expression the holy one of israel, a title for god that occurs 12 times in chs. Isaiah 53 bible prophecy fulfilled by jesus christ the. So between isaiah s death and jesus birth, there was. There are technically three separate parts to the book of isaiah. The prophet isaiah introduction isaiah has been called the dean of old testament prophets. In terms of using isaiah to support the gospel of jesus christ, the apostle paul surpasses the gospel writers. Prophet isaiah describes how christ will save all believers on the judgment day. The book of isaiah is the first of the latter prophets in the hebrew bible and the first of the major prophets in the christian old testament.
A son, the messiah, will be born and rule with justice forever. The careful reader of the sacred scriptures recognizes immediately that the prophetic books of the old testament are not arranged in chronological order. It presents to us the prophetic announcement of gods retribution upon a rebellious and. Unrolling it, he found the place where it was written. Isaiahs portrait of jesus christ christs bondservants. Now that weve come to saving faith in christ, we can finally see that the book of isaiah is obviously focused on jesus christ. Isaiah has often been called the evangelical prophet because he says more about the coming of the messiah and the redemptive work of jesus than any other book of the old testament. Mar 18, 20 before you read isaiah, read this,christopher r. Isaiah chapter 53 vividly describes the messiah suffering for sin. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the lord of hosts shall reign in mount zion, and in. The story of this exodus is anticipated in isaiah 45. Chapter six presents gods intentions to carry out this judgment through the preaching of isaiah the prophet. Jesus christ bore our griefs and carried our sorrows see isaiah 53. Isaiah 53 refers to jesus christ because the earliest church leaders used it in teaching inquirers about christ.
He was believed to have written chapters 9 in the book of isaiah with the. Isaiah tells of jesus christ daily portion 10209 learn. In fact, many people have called isaiah the fifth gospel because of how much it mentions the coming messiah, and how much detail is given regarding the good news of salvation. The superscription identifies isaiah as the son of amoz and his book as the vision of. There are over 100 prophecies in the old testament that predict the first coming of the savior, the messiah, the christ. The holy spirit directed the evangelist philip to travel a desert road, then directed him to a particular chariot in which an ethiopian eunuch sat reading isaiah 53 and the instant philip came. In the book of isaiah, jesus the messiah is alluded to or directly spoken of in dozens and dozens of its chapters. He was believed to have written chapters 9 in the book of isaiah with the balance of the book authored by several other prophets. The whole of the book of isaiah is therefore summed up in these six chapters. Besides the psalms, isaiah is the mostquoted book in the new testament, particularly concerning jesus. Just as it was written, christ came and brought light to the dark place on the other side of the jordan, in galilee. Jesus in the book of isaiah sermon by todd riley, isaiah 40.
The purpose of the book of isaiah was to call gods nation, the nation of judah, back to faithfulness and to declare the coming messiah immanuel. What does it mean that jesus is our wonderful counselor. Isaiah prophesized the coming of the messiah jesus christ. Smith study from the bible and be encouraged to grow your faith. Bible scriptures, bible quotes, me quotes, jesus bible, god jesus, biblical quotes. Today you and i are going to be starting a new series entitled christ in the book of isaiah. This book is composed of 28 chapters which in fact are 28 sermons that cover the book of isaiah from chapter 40 to 55. If you want to know where a lot of the prophetic verses of the bible are that relate both to the first coming of our lord jesus christ as well as his second coming then study the book of isaiah. In fact, isaiah is one of the most important books in the old testament.
Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written. Before us pass, in vivid outlines, the scenes by which our redemption was secured. Jesus christ suffered for the transgressions and iniquities of all so that we can be forgiven and healed see isaiah 53. The book speaks many times on how jesus would be born, who his mother was and what his purpose would be while eon earth. Isaiah foretold of christ s ministry to commence in galilee isaiah 9. Isaiah contains some of the most incredible prophecies of any book.
And when he stood up to read, 17 the scroll of the prophet isaiah was handed to him. Isaiahs picture of jesus what christians want to know. Israels ungrateful rebellion and yahwehs gracious invitation isaiah 1. We know that jesus is the righteous judge in our justification. The scripture that you have just heard read has been fulfilled this very day. Isaiah bible book with full chapters king james version.
In other words, isaiah tells us about the scattering of israel and about their gathering and redemption through jesus christ and the restoration of his gospel. In referring to the saviour, isaiah says that he will grow up as a tender plant and as a root out of a dry ground v. Outlineofthebookofisaiah floral heights church of christ. What about jesus and literal interpretation of isaiah 9.
The book of isaiah 3 the book of isaiah the man, the times, and the book isaiah is often referred to as the messianic prophet, because of his many prophecies that were fulfilled in jesus. Which old testament book did jesus quote most often. The mountain of the lords house will be established in the latter days, in which the word of the lord will go forth from jerusalem. It is identified by a superscription as the words of the 8thcentury bce prophet isaiah ben amoz, but there is extensive evidence that much of it was composed during the babylonian. In the book of isaiah, jesus the messiah is alluded to or directly spoken of. The prophet isaiah the church of christ in zion, illinois. Their sins and lying messages to gods people would not escape punishment. As was his custom, he entered the synagogue on the sabbath. Isaiah is the most quoted prophet in the new testament, and the book of isaiah is second only to.
Jesus quoted from the writings of isaiah, jeremiah, daniel, hosea, jonah, micah, zechariah, and malachi. It is possible jesus was allowed to choose the passage, it is not certain whether synagogue readings were scheduled for the prophetic books in the. Isaiah 1 niv the vision concerning judah and bible gateway. The prophecy of christ is a testament of hope in god 1. The lord grew up in obscurity as a tender plant before him, but yet here you see this gruesome sounding passage about being despised, rejected, not esteemed, pierced for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities. The book of isaiah was written 700 years before the birth of christ. Jan 21, 2010 a short clip from the film jesus of nazareth in which he comes home to read from the scriptures at the synagogue. Remarkably, jesus does precisely that in his lifetime, fulfilling over 300 prophecies in scripture that include intricate details of his death and resurrection foretold. Jesus in the book of isaiah sermon by todd riley, isaiah. When isaiah wrote his prediction of the coming of the wonderful counselor isaiah 9.
It has a wonderful structure to it that i think breaks down, really, into three different parts. Godsaid,mysoulhateththethreeannualfeastspassover,pentecostandthe feastoftabernaclestheyareatroubletome1. Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name immanuel. The verse in isaiah speaks first of the lord as our judge. Sep 21, 2012 after jesus reads from isaiah 61 he declares that they are fulfilled today. The spirit of the lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. God is named the holy one of israel 28 times throughout the text, from. Likewise the book of mormon and the doctrine and covenants quote from isaiah more than from any other prophet. The lord jesus christ in the book of isaiah, chapter 43, 3part series the lord jesus christ in the book of isaiah, chapter 44, 2part series this series on christ in isaiah is not yet complete, and the lord willing, further messages will be added in due course.
Lets look at the verse in isaiah again and see how it points to jesus as our judge, our lawgiver and our king. Matthew viewed the messianic passages of the book of isaiah as very literal in nature. Just as phillip explained the meaning of isaiah 53 to the ethiopian eunuch in acts 8. He is the one who gives salvation to repentant sinners who come to him in faith. What does this tell us about the life of jesus christ on the earth. The book of isaiah provides us with the most comprehensive prophetic picture of jesus christ in the entire old testament. Where in the book of isaiah is the first mention of the. When i bought this book, judging from the title, i thought i would find an exposition of the book of isaiah of the kind christ on each page. The book contains two of the most famous prophecies in hebrew scripture, that of the virgin birth of the messiah 7. Book of isaiah, one of the major prophetical writings of the old testament. He is asked to read a portion of scripture from isaiah 61. This article is part of the christ in all of scripture series. How does this compare with the prophecy quoted in matthew 12.
Isaiahs name means yahweh is salvation and is a good summary of what isaiah is about. The intent is to point out that isaiah 24 is clearly about the return of jesus christ on the day of the lord. The rejection at nazareth 16 then jesus came to nazareth, where he had been brought up. Proto isaiah chapters 9, deutero isaiah chapters 4055 and trito isaiah chapters 5666.
Isaiah prophecies the birth of christ in chapter 9 2. None of the other prophets was permitted to see as much about christ as isaiah did. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of isaiah in the bible king james version. The ox knows its master, the donkey its owners manger, but israel does not know, my people. The superscription identifies isaiah as the son of amoz and his book as the vision of isaiah. Isaiahs prophecies of the messiah fulfilled in jesus of nazareth charts about jesus christ prophet charts old testament compared to new testament charts list. Isaiah foretold of christs ministry to commence in galilee isaiah 9. The prophet isaiah is the first of four major prophets along with jeremiah, ezekiel, and daniel in hebrew scripture, our old testament of the bible. Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name immanuel isaiah 7. Isaiah was a prophet who wrote about the coming judgment of both israels kingdomsand the comfort that god would bring to his people.
An old testament prophet named isaiah foretold many things about jesus life and his second coming. I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. Drew hunter ma, wheaton college is the teaching pastor at zionsville fellowship in zionsville, indiana. Theme the book of isaiah is the most beautiful and sublime of all the prophetical writings. This book shows that he was the fulfillment of the prophesied messiah. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the lords favor. Isaiah 1, new international version niv the bible app. I have read the entire book of isaiah quite carefully and have found no mention of the coming of jesus christ. Many scholars today challenge the claim that isaiah wrote the entire book that bears his name. Prophecy plants hope and salvation in the book of isaiah. We can interpret these as foreshadowing for the coming of jesus christ. Isaiah is the first of the 16 latter prophets, comprising the four major prophets, and the twelve prophets in the book of the twelve the prophets hosea, joel, amos, obadiah, jonah, micah, nahum, habakkuk, zephaniah, haggai, zechariah, and malachi. Likewise, mark cites isaiah six times, luke five times, and john five times. Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of god, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to god through.
Isaiah the prophet was one of jesus favorite authors to quote from the old testament. If you want to understand the book of isaiah, dont read straight through it. All of these were written centuries before jesus was born. Scroll to the bottom to view this video in its entirety. With the obious exceptions of chapters 52 and 53, the sermons are not particularly. How much time was there between jesus and isaiah answers. He also foretold the coming of the messiah and the salvation of the lord. Also tucked into this verse is a revelation of the three branches of government in the united states of america. The first message is one of great hope, in which zions glorious future is foretold. Aug 05, 2010 if you read isaiah, you cannot miss the gospel of jesus christ. Chapter 6 to give the story of christ in isaiah in one brief chapter of paul van gorders book is nearly impossible. Consequently, there are many important and favorite.
The book of isaiah is very important because it prophesies the birth and life of jesus christ. Isaiah s prophecies of the messiah fulfilled in jesus of nazareth charts about jesus christ prophet charts old testament compared to new testament charts list. And the main structure of the book is that isaiah is prophesying the coming of what you think, in the beginning, are three different people. After the baptism and temptation, jesus returns to his hometown of nazareth where he attends a synagogue service. And there shall come a rod out of the stem of jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his. It contains foreknowledge, in incredible details about the messiah, and the future reign of jesus christ. Moreover, the presence of the entire book of isaiah in the qumran scrolls gives us confidence that this prophecy predates the first century by at least a couple hundred years. This is a remarkable claim since the passage in isaiah is associated with the year of jubilee the time when the slaves would be set free and land returned to the original owner.
The vision concerning judah and jerusalem that isaiah son of amoz saw during the reigns of uzziah, jotham, ahaz and hezekiah, kings of judah. It is through his suffering that our iniquities are taken away. Jesus quotes the book of isaiah eight times during his ministry. Young the book of isaiah proposes that they were early messages of isaiah presented near the beginning of his ministry. Isaiah was to preach a message of doom and repentance that would only serve to harden the people more 6. There is no denying the beauty, grandeur, passion and pathos of this book. Christ in the book of isaiah bible based ministries. May 02, 2020 in a seeming paradox, the book of isaiah also presents the messiah as one who will suffer. Many of his prophesies predicted events that occurred in isaiah s near future, yet at the same time they foretold the events of the distant future.
Jun 11, 2014 isaiah is a treasure because it helps us treasure christ. The book of zechariah was written over 500 years before christ. But the story of the exodus itself is subsidiary and introductory to another theme, which soon absorbs our attention. The northern kingdom collapsed, under the hammerlike blows of assyria, in 722721 b. Sometimes called the fifth gospel because of its emphasis of gods grace and his redemptive work in relation to israel and the nations 3. Then the most famous prophecies that isaiah told were about the coming of jesus. He previously served as a minister for young adults at grace church of dupage and taught religious studies at college of dupage. This is also what nephi delighted in, and its going on today. Book of isaiah overview insight for living ministries. Jesus quotes the famous eye for an eye line right before telling his disciples to turn the other cheek ex 21. The author of the gospel of matthew used it to suggest that jesus was born to a parthenos, a virgin. Aug 02, 2011 written some 700 years before christs life on earth, this prophecy details the suffering and redemptive purposes of the messiah. Also, isaiah poke against the false prophets of his time.
In a seeming paradox, the book of isaiah also presents the messiah as one who will suffer. These are all of the chapters of the book of isaiah. Did isaiah know about jesus christ before he came to earth. How does isaiah 53 foreshadow the crucifixion of jesus. Isaiah, one of the greatest of the prophets, appeared at a critical moment in israels history. This apparent contradiction is solved in the person of jesus christ. What does it mean that jesus is our wonderful counselor isaiah 9.
The new testament quotes and applies more scriptures from the book of isaiah than any other old testament prophet. Outline of the book of isaiah floral heights church of christ. Isaiahs prophacies fullfiled in jesus agape bible study. The holiness and sovereign power of the lord god provide unity to the book of isaiah. Who is isaiah in the bible and why is he important.
Isaiah is the most quoted of all the prophets, being more frequently quoted by jesus, paul, peter, and john in his revelation than any other old testament prophet. Isaiah s calling as a prophet was primarily to the nation of judah the southern kingdom and to jerusalem, urging the people to repent from their sins and return to god. Isaiah, prophet after whom the biblical book of isaiah is named, a significant contributor to jewish and christian traditions. It is identified by a superscription as the words of the. If you read isaiah, you cannot miss the gospel of jesus christ.1191 1342 747 12 605 232 157 286 519 945 239 817 1282 1032 432 77 71 729 730 211 193 1419 325 1138 1353 218 490 1481 187 1362 641 558 1053 206