Resurrection Radio Podcast: Episode Thirteen “Jesus Christ Prophesied in Isaiah”
In this episode of Resurrection Radio Podcast, we learn about the prophesies of Jesus Christ in Isaiah. We learn that Jesus Christ is in the prophesies of the prophet even before the birth of Jesus Christ. We also learn that the prophet Isaiah would preach against sin and was allowed to prophesy about Jesus Christ in the Spirit of Truth. We can see that Isaiah is able to preach about repentance of sin and prophesy about Jesus Christ in a similar manner to the prophets Jeremiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel.
We also see how Isaiah was able to have visions that allowed him to understand his calling as a prophet. We learn that Isaiah is humble and follows the word of GOD. We can see that Isaiah decides to preach and to instruct people in the faith. We see that Isaiah is able to preach prior to the exile and allow for the people to expe the steadfast love, grace, and faith that are from GOD while preaching repentance from sin.
Jesus Christ Prophesied in Isaiah
Good afternoon! My name is Eduardo. This is Resurrection Radio. The episode for today is about Jesus Christ and who is Jesus Christ. And so the episode is going to talk a little bit about the prophets and about Israel. There are promises of a savior that would redeem the people of Israel, and not only the people of Israel but the whole world from the difficulties of life. When we read about the prophesies, we know that there is a future individual that will save humanity. This individual is stated in the prophets that He would redeem humanity from their sins and would lead them to a new world and better world.
We know that in the prophets there is a specific prophet that the patterns preach. GOD allows humanity and believers to have faith through it all. He does reprove, and He does offer correction. He does tell us what we need to change in order so that we have eternal life. We know that GOD wants us to know that we are not sinning and falling into the ways of the world. This would mean that sin would become a way of life. That is not what GOD wants from us. He wants us to be separate. He wants us to follow the commandments. Based on that, He offers reproof. He tells us what we are not supposed to do. We see how the prophets are sent. They tell us specifically to the point what people were doing wrong. In Isaiah, it states specifically and even to Malachi, GOD is sending the prophets to tell them what they are doing wrong. They are not fully committed to GOD. They are doing things out of routine. That is not what GOD wants. GOD does not want routine. GOD wants us to fully believe in GOD. To continually place GOD as our first in everything. Like the First Commandment, when GOD is above everything else. Because of this, GOD tells us that we are able to change from our ways if we do not sin, but we need to be obedient to GOD and that we are following the Ten Commandments. The prophets are sent specifically because of this. Even though individuals within the society may not be aware that there is sin because that was important. That everyone was not committing sin, so that society may be stable. We see that when the majority start to sin, the remnant is not aware of that, but GOD is aware of that. GOD tells the prophets to tell specifically what they were doing that was not pleasing to GOD. That happens in Isaiah. It says what they were doing.
“Depart, depart, go out there; touch no unclean thing; go out from the mist of her; purify yourself, you who bear the vessels of the LORD. For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go out in flight, for the LORD will go before you, and the GOD of Israel will be your rear guard.” -Isaiah 52: 11-12
He is saying purify yourselves. Make sure that you are doing is out of faith for GOD. Not simply because of doing them out of routine. It should be about following the commandments because of their fear and faith in GOD. The people were going to the temple. The people were offering their drink offerings and things like that and other offerings, but GOD did not want them. GOD did not want incense. GOD did not want all of that because it was being done out of the need but not out of faith. GOD wanted them to stop sinning, and then be able to participate in those activities. That is what the prophets are sent for. We see that the people are doing specific wickedness, and Malachi is sent to tell them what needs to change and what GOD wants people to believe wholeheartedly, fullheartedly in GOD, and that they believe in GOD. Not do things out of routine. That is one thing that happens. They are told specifically what needs to change.
I think in Malachi people were committing adultery and specific things like that. Malachi is sent to tell them specifically. In Malachi, it is a little bit more difficult because for Malachi, it seems that the people were not paying attention and even arguing with the prophet which was something that was not supposed to be done. In Isaiah, it seems that the people were listening. With Jeremiah, again people were arguing with the prophet. We know that they are sent in order to instruct society in order to tell them what needs to change. Of course, not only does he provide reproof and reprove, but He is also showing that He is watching over us and protecting us. We know that, for example, in Isaiah, not only does he preach to the people of the wickedness and the things that are happening. He also offering them to see from the perspective that GOD wants the land and everything to be a blessing for them. So he is not doing this just so that they just do not sin. It is also so that they can have the blessings from GOD. It says in Isaiah chapter four, two.
“In that day the branch of the LORD, will be beautiful and glorious and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And whoever is left in Zion and is left in Jerusalem will be called holy and everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem when the LORD shall have washed away the filth from the daughters of Zion and cleansed the blessings of Jerusalem from them midst by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of burning. Then the LORD will create over the whole side of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day in smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For overall, the glory there will be a canopy. There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.” – Ezekiel 4: 2
So even when they are preaching and when they are stating what is going to happen, they still speak about the good things about life. The good things that are happening in life. What GOD wants from them out of goodness. You will be given the beautiful and glorious fruit of the land. Those who follow GOD are going to be beautiful and glorious. They are going to have their necessities met and then also have the protection of GOD as He states. GOD would create over the whole side of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day and a smoke of a shining fire by night for over all the glory there will be a canopy. And there will be a booth for shade by day from the heat and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain. He is going to provide protection from the affliction of the elements and also being protected by GOD.
It is not only reproof that He offers. GOD also offers blessings and protection and steadfast love. We see that GOD wants us to know that He is reproving us but that He is also blessing us for being faithful. Through the prophets, the people who were supposed to change from their sin and believe in GOD in order to have the blessings of GOD. Whenever there was sin or extensive sin, sin that caused society to encounter difficulties we know that the reason for this is the sin itself. The sin causes the difficulty. We know that while prophets were being sent, the prophets were not enough to change the people from idolatry and changing their sin. Even through it all, GOD is merciful and sends His Son in order to allow us to understand that He did not just want to reprove in order to reprove. It was in order to have our lives changed for the blessings that He wanted to give us. The prophets were also instructed to preach about and prophesy about Jesus, the future savior.
We see that the prophets prophesy about Jesus. The meaning is to give us hope. To give us hope for all the difficulties that exist in life. Because in life there are several difficulties that exist, GOD wants us to have hope and not just meant to cause us difficulties. It is meant to let us have hope in those things that are unseen, which are the promises of GOD which are only accessed through faith. GOD sends the prophets in order to change the peoples way of life, but also to preach and prophesy about Jesus. Through Jesus, we know that there would be new life given. There would be a new way of life that would begin through the birth of Jesus and that would be completed at the crucifixion and more importantly at the resurrection. When GOD gives him eternal life. He is able to provide eternal life for all believers. That is the hope that we have.
That is what GOD wants us to know. That we have that firm faith and the promises of GOD.
The prophets, reproved, and allowed the people to see the promises of GOD and how GOD was going to deliver them, and protect them, and refine them, and prophesy about Jesus. Also to utter judgment against the nations that would try to attack Israel or believers. We know that GOD still offers us the ability to have faith in the words of the prophets.
“For the LORD spoke thus to me with His strong hand upon me and warned me not to walk in the way of this people. Saying, do not call conspiracy all that these people call conspiracy and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. The LORD of hosts, him shall you honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And He will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense, and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and many shall stumble upon it. They shall fall and be broken, they shall be snared and taken.” Isaiah 8: 11-15
Through this we know that GOD is telling us not to pay attention that is not going to help us. That is going to allow to walk in the faith of GOD. This tells us that this information was out of fear. In order to cause fear. It says, do not be in dread. GOD states this. Do not pay attention to that. Pay attention to GOD. Pay attention to Jesus. Of course Jesus is not born yet but we know that with GOD and the Spirit of Truth, One GOD. We know that. It states, “ The LORD of Hosts, him shall you honor as holy.” So again shift our perspective from those things that are trying to get our attention that are not helpful, that are not trying to build us up, that are not helping us in our walk in faith. If something is causing us to stumble, do not pay attention to that. If something is not helping or in congruence with the Spirit of Truth that is positive and edifying and helps understand GOD, then we should not pay attention to that.
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