Read Isaiah 42:1-9

from Wesley Howsare, Moundsville First Christian Church

Our church had just completed a Bible study on the book of Revelation. One thing we noticed was how John used a lot of the Old Testament in that book, and how some of those prophecies from the Hebrew Scriptures were uncannily fulfilled during the period of the Roman Empire. In this passage of Isaiah, the first of four “Servant Songs” about the Messiah, God gives Isaiah prophecies that were partially fulfilled during the earthly ministry of Jesus. Such fulfillments of prophecy lead to increased faith and trust in God, that He is in control, and that His hand is in the happenings of our world – both present and future. We can then also view scripture as a compilation of books from different writers, but one Author who gave the writers their inspiration.

When we see the fulfillment of prophecy, we can be assured that the other prophecies in scripture will also come to be fulfilled. God will ensure it! So, we can be assured that Jesus will come again, that He will receive us unto Himself, that there will be a new heaven and new earth, no more pain or sorrow, and that we will forever be with the Lord! Even so, Lord Jesus, come.

Father, we thank you for your Word, and the assurance that what your Word proclaims will come to pass. Amen.

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