#DailyDevotion Jesus Fulfills The Word Of Isaiah
Isaiah 50:4 The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. 5 The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward. 6 I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting. 7 But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame. 8 He who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me. 9 Behold, the Lord God helps me; who will declare me guilty? Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up.
Isaiah sees our Lord Jesus Christ in his ministry among us from the beginning to the day of his return in this prophecy. Certainly we see Jesus opening his mouth and teaching the people throughout the gospels. We have in particularly the sermon on the mount and the sermon on the plain.
Jesus testifies, Joh 8:28-29 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. (29) And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” And again, Joh 14:10 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.” Jesus’ ears are open to the Father and he only speaks what the Father tells him.
We see the Lord’s passion, his innocent suffering and death predicted by Isaiah. Mat 26:67-68 Then they spit in his face and struck him. And some slapped him, (68) saying, “Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?” Joh 19:3 They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands.
We see in Isaiah the Lord Jesus’ vindication. Luk 24:6-7 “He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, (7) that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” Luk 24:50-51 “And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. (51) While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.”
Finally those who oppose the Lord in this life will be met with this fate: Rev 19:15-16 “From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. (16) On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.”
Heavenly Father grant us ears that hear the word of your Son Jesus Christ and lips that sing his praise that we may see his vindication with joy on the day of his revelation. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.