I love how accurate Isaiah’s prophecies about the Messiah were even though he spoke them 700 years before Jesus was born. This shouldn’t surprise me – God knows everything and is in control of everything – including my future.
One of the things I doubt I will every understand this side of heaven is how God is not bound by time. He is in the past, present and future all at the same time. I am a created human who is linear – 3 comes after 4, 5 comes after 6. That makes sense.
God is not linear. That might be hard to understand but it’s not hard to believe when I read the prophecies in the Old Testament – especially the prophecies concerning Jesus – and see how they were fulfilled.
Isaiah’s prophecy in the 9th chapter of his book as now become our truth –
People who were walking in darkness saw a Great Light. Lost in deep darkness, they saw the Light as it dawned. This Light gave them success and joy. They celebrated the Light just like they celebrated a great harvest. They celebrated just like warriors who are dividing the plunder after a victorious battle.
This Light’s name is Jesus.
He forever shattered the yoke of sin and shame in our lives. There is no need for war in his kingdom.
For he came to us as a child, the Son of God. And we call him –
Prince of Peace.
He is reigning forever victorious and there is no end to the peace he gives to those who put their faith in him.
He reigns in justice and righteousness –
now and forever.
The LORD Almighty has done it all for us.
Thank you, Abba Father.