Isaiah’s Picture of Jesus

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The Bible has many prophecies and many Prophets. These prophecies are written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by Prophets that have been called the Major and Minor Prophets, due to the amount of information that is documented in the Bible by the Prophet. One of the Major Prophets is Isaiah and within the writings of the Book of Isaiah we see a wonderful picture of Jesus. Take a look at what I have found

The History and Family of Jesus of Earth

Jesus was Born of a Virgin – Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, And shall call his name Immanuel.

Jesus’ Family is of a Special BranchIsaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Jesus Was Anointed – Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and might, The spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

The Character of Jesus

Compassionate

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, And carried our sorrows: Yet we did esteem him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

Gentle

Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, And the smoking flax shall he not quench: He shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

Great

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, And he shall divide the spoil with the strong; Because he hath poured out his soul unto death: And he was numbered with the transgressors; And he bare the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.

Just

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, And reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Meek

Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, Yet he opened not his mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, So he openeth not his mouth.

Perseverant

Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, Till he have set judgment in the earth: And the isles shall wait for his law.

Radiant

Isaiah 42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, And will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, And give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

Righteous

Isaiah 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, And faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

Sinless

Isaiah 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, And with the rich in his death; Because he had done no violence, Neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Wise

Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and might, The spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Titles of Jesus Used by Isaiah

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, And shall call his name Immanuel. 

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: And the government shall be upon his shoulder: And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, And princes shall rule in judgment.

Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, With dyed garments from Bozrah? This that is glorious in his apparel, Travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

Jesus’ Mission as Shown in Isaiah

To bring the people out of darkness

Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: They that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

To judge fairly

Isaiah 11:3–4 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: And he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, Neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, And reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

To show people the Law of the Lord

Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, Till he have set judgment in the earth: And the isles shall wait for his law.

To liberate the people from bondage

Isaiah 42:7 To open the blind eyes, To bring out the prisoners from the prison, And them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

To bear the people’s burden

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, And carried our sorrows: Yet we did esteem him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

To bear the people’s sin

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned every one to his own way; And the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

To intercede for all transgressors

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, And he shall divide the spoil with the strong; Because he hath poured out his soul unto death: And he was numbered with the transgressors; And he bare the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.

To be the One and Only Savior

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon him; And with his stripes we are healed.

Final Thoughts

I love reading about Jesus. I especially love to see how Isaiah prophesied about Him and then compare it to all of the prophecies that have come to pass! It just makes me look that much more forward to those that have yet to be fulfilled.

Here is some related reading: Who Were the Major Prophets in the Bible?

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, King James Version

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Glenn Christian December 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

Do you have insight as to the coming fulfillment of Isaiah 59:21,
the first part is happening now and over the last 2,000 or so years, but the other parts are in the future reserved for the seed of Jesus to accomplish! Contemplate the scriptures meaning and see if the Father will reveal it to you! This opens up a whole new insight into the Word (Plan) of God.

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Jack Wellman December 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

THank you Mr. Christian. True…it is coming. I believe it will be fulfilled when Jesus returns and the New Heavens and Earth are established (Rev 21:1-4).

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