Jesus Christ Prophesied Through the Prophet Isaiah
” Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.” – Isaiah 42: 1-3
When Jesus Christ was teaching in the temple, Isaiah was the part of the Scriptures that he read. We learn that Isaiah was a prophet of the Old Testament like Jeremiah and Ezekiel who were told to preach about the word of GOD and the need for repentance. At the same time, the prophets also prophesied about Jesus Christ indicating what Jesus was going to do when he arrived to save Israel and the world.
Isaiah has several verses that tell us that Jesus Christ would be a servant of GOD like the prophets but would be able to redeem Israel and the world through his preaching and salvation. In Isaiah we learn that Jesus would be a servant of GOD who would not look to establish his own path but was to establish the purpose of GOD. We learn that he would “bring justice to the nations” by preaching and helping those that needed it the most. Jesus Christ went to comfort, cure, and give salvation to those that needed it. When asked why he spoke with those members of society by the Pharisees, the response was that he was sent to save those that were in need of restoration and salvation.
We learn that Jesus is mentioned in other verses of Isaiah that tell that Jesus Christ was going to die for the sins of the world and allow for salvation to occur to those that believed in Jesus Christ. In Isaiah, the servant of GOD would open the eyes of the blind which was what Jesus Christ did during the times he cured those that had difficulties. He went and opened the eyes of the blind, he restored to health those that needed restoration, and he preached about the kingdom of Heaven. We are reminded that GOD is able to make all things new and is able to change the present and make the best for the believers. In Isaiah, GOD states that new things are being created and Jesus Christ helps us understand that the words spoken of by the prophets were true.