171: Isaiah 9:6c


COPYRIGHT WARNING

365 Prophecies: Prophecy 171

The Messiah will come to earth as the “Son” of God.

Old Testament Prediction:

Isaiah 9:6c For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given

New Testament Fulfillment:

Romans 1:3-4 …concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

Luke 1:30-32 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.”

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Hebrews 1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds

Hebrews 1:5-8 For to which of the angels did He ever say: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”? And again: “I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son”? But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all the angels of God worship Him.” And of the angels He says: “Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire.” But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.”

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

Application:

Before Jesus was born at Bethlehem, He existed as God for eternity. John describes Jesus as the source of the universe and the agent of Creation.

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

As God and exiting eternally, He does not require a first cause. Many confuse the reality of God with human existence, demanding “who made God?” Transcendent and before all other things, God does not require a beginning. Since all things come from Him and exist for Him, we should not think of God as requiring a cause. God is the ultimate reality, everything else comes from Him. Rather than seeking to understand how this is possible, we simply must accept that it is true.

Colossians 1:15-17 Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God, the most important and before all creation. For by Jesus all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and because of Him all things consist. (RCR)

In the Book of Hebrews, the Father describes Jesus the Son as a separate and distinct being who is also God and to whom all things owe their existence.

Hebrews 1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds…

Hebrews 1:8 But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.”

The Old Testament describes at least seven prophecies which confirm that the Messiah will be The Son of God. None of these can be attributed to David, since David himself understood that the object of these prophecies was the Son of God and not himself. Jesus baffled the Pharisees when He asked them who David was speaking of, in Psalm 110:1, when He called his descendant Lord.

What David wrote:

Psalms 110:1 The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.

Jesus asks, Who is he speaking of?

Matthew 22:41-46 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: “The LORD said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool’ ”? If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.

Jesus is challenging the Pharisees, who were the teachers of the law of God, to define who the Messiah will be. They gave the correct and widely accepted answer among the majority of Jews: David’s Son. Scriptures such as Isaiah 11:1, which refer to the Messiah as a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and Jeremiah 23:5 I will raise to David a Branch of Righteousness, were their basis for understanding that the Messiah would be a descendant or son of David.

Jesus upset the traditions of the elders of Israel by asking this question, regarding the Messiah: “If He is David’s son, then why does David refer to Him as “my Lord’?”

Jesus informs the leaders of Israel that when David wrote this Psalm, he was under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Being directed by the Spirit, David called this future descendant of David, his Lord. Jesus defines the words of David as confirmation that He was in fact, The Messiah.

There are many who say that this Psalm was not written by David at all; and therefore, this definition that the descendant of David would be The Son of God is not valid. Jesus eliminated this objection since He confirms both that David is the author, and that David believed the Messiah would also be the Son of God.

How then does David in the Spirit call Him Lord?

There are seven Old Testament prophecies that either state or allude to the fact that the Messiah will be the “Son of God.”

The seventh, although not referring directly to the “Son,” is generally understood as a Messianic prophecy, describing the coming of God’s Son and those who are waiting for Him.

Prophecy 50
2 Samuel 7:14 “I will be his Father, and he shall be My son.”

Prophecy 57
1 Chronicles 17:13 “I will be his Father, and he shall be My son…”

Prophecy 63
Psalms 2:7 “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’ ”

Prophecy 128
Psalms 89:26 “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’ ”

Prophecy 156
Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know?

Prophecy 171
Isaiah 9:6-7 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…

Prophecy 195
Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; We have waited for You.

There are sixteen Old Testament prophecies which refer to the Messiah as the “son of David”:

Prophecy 49
The Messiah will be from the seed of David.

Prophecy 51
The Messiah’s kingdom established under David, will continue forever.

Prophecy 55
The Messiah will come from the seed of David.

Prophecy 56
The kingdom of the Messiah will be established under David and will continue forever.

Prophecy 130
The kingdom of the Messiah shall be from David’s line and will last forever.

Prophecy 142
The Messiah will be both David’s son and his Lord.

Prophecy 151
The promise to David, that his descendant will be the Messiah and sit upon his throne forever.

Prophecy 152
Jerusalem shall be the dwelling place of the Messiah from where He shall reign upon David’s throne, over the whole earth forever.

Prophecy 178
The Messiah will come to earth to establish a kingdom upon the throne of David.

Prophecy 180
The Messiah shall come as a “Branch” out of David’s lineage, the “Netzer,” a Nazarene.

Prophecy 272
The Messiah is given the promise of resurrection by God called “The sure mercies of David.”

Prophecy 292
The Messiah will be both David’s Son and God’s Son, a King and the great Jehovah God, who created the universe.

Prophecy 293
The Messiah shall be born a descendant of David. He will be “raised up,” literally “Raised from the dead,” and be Israel’s King in the future.

Prophecy 297
The Messiah shall be a “Branch” out of the line of David.

Prophecy 300
The Messiah will fulfill the office of his father David by being a teaching Shepherd over one flock.

Prophecy 334
The Messiah will be proclaimed as “King” and “The Son of David,” at Jerusalem.

The body of evidence from the Old Testament finds that the Messiah will be both the son of David and the Son of God.

The world has received a Savior who is also the Creator of all things, who has suffered and died for the sins of every person—on the cross. Although we have received a Savior, it was God who was giving us His Son. Jesus existed with the Father and The Holy Spirit, in uninterrupted fellowship—long before the earth, the heavens, or any man had been created. We should never forget:

“Unto us a child has been born …to us “a Son was given.”

It cost the Father His only Son to make our salvation possible.


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