The Prophesied King

Pic quote Isaiah 9 v 6

Did you know the birth of Jesus was prophesied around 700 years before he was even born?  The Book of Isaiah was written between 739 and 681 B.C. by the prophet Isaiah.  The name Isaiah means “The Lord is salvation” and the entire book prophesies the birth, suffering, and death of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the Messiah Isaiah told us about.  He is the prophesied King, our only Lord and Savior!

In Isaiah chapter 9, we read about a child being born.  A child who is a King whose Kingdom will never end.  A King who will be called Mighty God and Everlasting Father!  A King who will bring peace, justice, and righteousness to the world forever!  Isaiah was speaking about Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords!  Listen as Isaiah tells us about the day that we celebrate on Christmas.  The day our mighty King, Lord, and Savior was born!

“Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress.  In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan–

The people walking in

darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land

of the shadow of death

a light has dawned.

You have enlarged the

nation

and increased their joy;

they rejoice before you

as people rejoice at the

harvest,

as men rejoice

when dividing the plunder.

For as in the day of

Midian’s defeat,

you have shattered

the yoke that burdens

them,

the bar across their

shoulders,

the rod of their oppressor.

Every warrior’s boot used

in battle

and every garment rolled

in blood

will be destined for

burning,

will be fuel for the fire.

For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given,

and the government will

be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful Counselor,

Mighty God,

Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his

government and peace

there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s

throne

and over his kingdom,

establishing and upholding

it

with justice and

righteousness

from that time on and

forever.

The zeal of the LORD

Almighty

will accomplish this.”

Isaiah 9:1-7

That is why the Magi came from the east to worship Jesus when He was just a child.  They knew the prophecy and they were waiting with great expectation for the day God would become flesh and dwell among us.  They were waiting for the King that Isaiah wrote about hundreds of years earlier.

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?  We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

Matthew 2:1-2

In the first chapter of Matthew, we learn the genealogy of Jesus and why Isaiah said He will reign on David’s throne forever.  That prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus was born through the line of Abraham and David.  The entire family line is listed in verses 1-16.  I will post verse 17, which sums it up.

“Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.”

Matthew 1:17

The part of the prophecy about Zebulun and Naphtali and honoring “Galilee of the Gentiles, by way of the sea, along the Jordan” was fulfilled when Jesus left Nazareth and moved to Capernaum when he was thirty years old.  That town is right next to the Sea of Galilee (which they also call “the lake” in the Bible) in that exact area.  The great light Isaiah talked about is Jesus!  Jesus is the light that has dawned on the world!

“When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee.  Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali–to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

“Land of Zebulun and land

of Naphtali,

the way to the sea, along

the Jordan,

Galilee of the Gentiles–

the people living in

darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land

of the shadow of death

a light has dawned.”

From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

Matthew 4:12-17

Capernaum by the Sea of Galilee
Capernaum by the Sea of Galilee

It was from that very place that Isaiah prophesied about that Jesus began His ministry!  A great light has dawned indeed!!!  And what did Isaiah mean when he said, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given?”  Whose Son is it and who gave Him to us?  Jesus is God’s Son and God gave Him to us!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Jesus speaking in John 3:16

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 8:12

Jesus Christ is the prophesied King of Isaiah!  He is God in human flesh and He was born to die for us to save us from our sins!  He is King of kings and Lord of lords and His Kingdom and Peace will never end!  He will reign forever in justice and righteousness and those who believe in Him will have eternal life!

In chapter 53, Isaiah talks about how Jesus would die and intercede for our sins.  He speaks of the pain the King would suffer for us and how the punishment upon Him would bring us peace.  That prophecy was also fulfilled when Jesus was crucified, laid in a tomb, and rose again three days later defeating sin and death forever!

“But he was pierced for our

transgressions,

he was crushed for our

iniquities;

the punishment that

brought us peace was

upon him,

and by his wounds we are

healed.”

Isaiah 53:5

All of the prophecies of Isaiah were fulfilled through Jesus Christ!  Jesus fulfilled the Law!  Jesus is our salvation!  Jesus is Lord!  He alone is our righteousness and eternal life!  May we keep this truth in our hearts as we celebrate the birth of our loving God and Savior Jesus Christ!

Grace and peace to you all and Merry Christmas!

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2020 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

25 thoughts on “The Prophesied King”

  1. HALLELUJAH! How truly blessed we are. In reading your wonderful and historical post, Ryan, we are able to step back and take in the majesty of God’s plan and design for us! What a blessing God has bestowed on us. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

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