Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Sign Isaiah 7

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." See also Matthew 1:23 Luke 1:35

These words were spoken in the days of Ahaz the king of Judah. He was ganged up on, on all sides. Even Israel was against Judah. It is in this conversation that the great prophecy shown above was given. Of course, it was not subscribed to the future by these men for they did not know the mystery that was to come to pass.

Judah was defended with these words by the Lord.

v4 "And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah."

v7 "Thus saith the Lord God, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass."

The rest of the chapter is notable for this phrase "And it shall come to pass..." or similar phrases. Chapter 8 gives us the birth of a child to Isaiah which clouds the prophecy of verse 14 in this chapter but the prophecy stands.

This would be a good place to go back to the records of the kings and check me out. Doctor Vernon McGee was an excellent Bible teacher and you can see his Isaiah study here.

Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."

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