PEACE IN ISAIAH.
Ⅰ. Prince of Peace. “ And His Name shall be called……the Prince of Peace” (9:6).
Ⅱ. Perpetuity of Peace. “ Of the increase of His government and peace, there shall be no end” ( 9:7).
Ⅲ. Perfection of Peace. “ Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace” (26:3).
Ⅳ. Power of Peace. “ Lord, Thou wilt ordain peace for us” (26:12).
Ⅴ. Possessor of Peace. “ And the work of righteousness shall be peace” (32:17).
Ⅵ. Parent of Peace. “ And the work of righteousness shall be peace” ( 32:17).
Ⅶ. Promise of Peace. “ He said……there shall be peace and truth in my days” ( 39:8).
Ⅷ. Protection of Pease. “ He pursued them and passed in peace” ( 41:3,M).
Ⅸ. Provider of Peace. “ I make peace” ( 45:7).
Ⅹ. Partner of Peace. “ Then had thy peace been as a river” (48:18).
Ⅺ. Publisher of Peace. “ That publisheth peace” ( 52:7)
Ⅻ. Permanence of Peace. “ Neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed” （54:10）.
XIII. Price of Peace. “ The chastisement of our peace was upon Him” (53:5).
XIV. Preciousness of Peace. “ Great shall be the peace of thy children” (54:13)
XV. Progress of Peace. “ And be led forth with peace” ( 55:12).
XVI. Prospect of Peace. “ He shall enter into peace” (57:2)
XVII. Proclamation of Peace. “Peace, peace to him that is far off” (57:19)
XVIII. Picture of Peace. “ I will extend peace to her like a river” ( 66:12).
── F.E. Marsh《Five Hundred Bible Readings》
CHRIST IN ISAIAH 52 AND 53
The Prudent Servant. “ My Servant shall deal prudently: (52:13).
The Marred Man. “ His visage was so marred” (52:14).
The Kingly Silencer. “ The kings shall shut their mouths at Him” (52:15).
The Rejected Messiah. “ Who hath believed our report?” (53:1).
The Arm of Jehovah. “To whom is the Arm of the Lord revealed?” (53:1).
A Tender Plant. “ He shall grow up before Him as a Tender Plant” (53:2).
Independent Root. “ As a Root out of a dry ground” (53:2).
The Uncomely Saviour. “ He hath no form nor comeliness” (53:2).
The Rejected King. “ He is despised and rejected of men” (53:3).
Companion of Grief. “ Surely He hath borne our griefs” (53:4).
The Unesteemed One. “ Yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted” (53:4).
The Divine Substitute. “ The chastisement of our peace was upon Him” (53:5).
The Burden-bearer. “ The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (53:6)
The Afflicted Christ. “ He was oppressed and He was afflicted” (53:7).
The Dumb Sufferer. “ He opened not His mouth”(53:7).
The Severed Branch. “ He was cut off out of the land of the living” (53:8).
The Stricken Shepherd. “ For the transgression of My people was He stricken” ( 53:8).
The Seeming Felon. “ He made His grave with the wicked” (53:9).
The Holy Lord. “ He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth” (53:9)
The Sin-offering. “ Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin” (53:10).
The Prosperous Servant. “ And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand” (53:10).
The Satisfied Redeemer. “ He shall see of the travail of His soul, and be satisfied” (53:11).
The Righteous Mediator. “ My righteous Servant shall justify with the great” (53:12).
The Conquering Hero. “ He shall divide the spoil with the strong” (53:12).
The Drink offering. “ He hath poured out His soul unto death” (53:12).
The Interceding Priest. “ Made intercession for the transgressors” (53:12).
── F.E. Marsh《Five Hundred Bible Readings》
"THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH"
1. Undoubtedly you have heard of the four gospels...
a. The gospel according to Matthew
b. The gospel according to Mark
c. The gospel according to Luke
d. The gospel according to John
-- But have you heard of the gospel according to Isaiah?
2. Preaching the gospel of Christ, it was not uncommon for the apostles
and others in the first century to refer to the Old Testament...
a. It was Paul's custom - Ac 17:2-3
b. Apollos did the same at
- Ac 18:27-28 Corinth
3. That was because elements of the gospel were foretold by Old
a. Concerning the coming of the Messiah (Heb., Anointed One; Grk.,
b. Concerning the establishment of His kingdom
4. One such prophet was Isaiah...
a. Who lived 750 years before Christ
b. Who was sent to prophesy to
Judahand - Isa 1:1 Jerusalem
5. Isaiah's book contains so many prophecies regarding the Messiah and
a. He is often called "the Messianic prophet"
b. We could call his book "The Gospel According To Isaiah"
[To illustrate my point, let's review some of the prophecies found in
the book of Isaiah...]
I. THE GOSPEL OF THE MESSIAH
A. GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE MAN...
1. He will be born of a virgin
a. Whose name will be Immanuel ("God with us") - Isa 7:14
b. Fulfilled with the birth of Jesus by Mary - cf. Mt 1:18-23
2. He will be a wonderful Child
a. With an amazing name(s), destined to reign - Isa 9:6-7
b. Announced by the angels at Jesus' birth - cf. Lk 2:11
3. He will be of the family of David (Jesse)
a. Descending from the "stem of Jesse" (David's father) - Isa
b. Jesus' lineage shown in Mt 1 (via Joseph) and Lk 3 (via
4. The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon Him
a. With wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, knowledge
and fear of the Lord - Isa 11:2
b. Visibly manifested at His baptism by John - cf. Mt 3:16
B. GOOD NEWS ABOUT HIS MINISTRY...
1. He will be proceeded by a forerunner
a. One sent to prepare the way - Isa 40:3-5
b. Fulfilled with the ministry of John the Baptist - cf. Mt
2. He will be anointed to preach good tidings
a. To the poor, proclaiming the acceptable year of the Lord -
b. Fulfilled by His preaching in
- Lk 4:16-21 Nazareth
3. He will bring light to those living in
a. In the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali - Isa 9:1-2
b. Fulfilled by His living and preaching in
- cf. Mt Capernaum
4. He will not advertise Himself
a. By quarreling or crying out in the streets - Isa 42:1-3
b. Fulfilled in Jesus' response to threats on His life - cf. Mt
5. He will suffer in our behalf
a. Despised and rejected by men - Isa 53:1-3; cf. Jn 1:12
b. His suffering and death for our sins - Isa 53:4-6,8; cf. Mt
8:17; 1 Pe 2:24
c. Silent before His accusers - Isa 53:7; cf. Mt 27:12-14
d. His grave with the wicked and the rich - Isa 53:9; cf. Mt
e. All according to God's will, for our sins - Isa 53:10-12;
cf. Ac 2:23; 1 Ti 2:5-6
[Through such vivid prophecies, Isaiah foretold the gospel of the
Messiah. Note how Philip was able to make good use of Isaiah's "gospel"
in preaching Christ (cf. Ac 8:30-38).
But Isaiah's prophecies were not limited to the Messiah Himself. Just
as Jesus proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom (cf. Mk 1:14-15), so did
Isaiah through his prophecies...]
II. THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
A. GOOD NEWS ABOUT ITS ORIGIN...
1. It shall come to pass in the "latter days"
a. The mountain of the Lord's house will be established - Isa
b. The time was fulfilled when Jesus began preaching - cf. Mk
2. It shall proceed from
a. As the Word is spread - Isa 2:3
b. So Jesus explained, the Word must proceed from
cf. Lk 24:44-47
B. GOOD NEWS ABOUT ITS NATURE...
1. It shall be a kingdom of peace
a. People will not learn war; its king will be the Prince of
Peace - Isa 2:4; 9:6-7
b. Thus the
is one of peace - cf. Ro 14:17 kingdomof God
2. It shall include the Gentiles
a. The Gentiles shall seek Him, in Whom they shall find justice
- Isa 11:10; 42:1,6
b. Thus Jesus has united both Jew and Gentile - cf. Ep 2:11-18
C. GOOD NEWS ABOUT ITS FUTURE...
1. It shall last forever
a. Of His kingdom there shall be no end - Isa 9:7
b. Even as the angel Gabriel pronounced to Mary - cf. Lk 1:
2. It shall usher in a new heavens and new earth
a. Promised by God in terms to which
could relate - Isa Israel
b. A promised fully realized with the coming of Christ - cf.
2 Pe 3:10-14; Re 21:1-4
1. Perhaps we can see why the apostles and others used the Old
a. To convince many that Jesus was the Messiah
b. To proclaim the prophecies concerning Him and His kingdom were
2. What is your reaction to the gospel...?
a. Foretold by the prophets centuries before Christ came?
b. Proclaimed by the apostles and preachers in the first century,
3. My prayer and hope is that it is...
a. Similar to that of the Samaritans - cf. Ac 8:12
b. Akin to that of the Ethiopian Eunuch - cf. Ac 8:30-38
-- Not like some of those in
, who had hardened their hearts! Rome
- cf. Ac 28:23-31
Have your hearts grown dull, and ears hard of hearing, that the good
news of the kingdom and the Lord Jesus Christ do not prompt the proper
response? I hope not, and that we are all moved to proper action by
these words of Jesus spoken at the beginning and end of His ministry:
"The time is fulfilled, and the
is at hand. Repent, kingdomof God
and believe in the gospel." - Mk 1:15
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel
to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved;
but he who does not believe will be condemned". (Mk 16:15-16)