The remarkable thing about Isaiah’s prophecy of the last days was not that he saw what would happen thousands of years after his death, but that Isaiah’s vision came 700 years before the Messiah, Jesus Christ was born. There was still a huge gap in the outcome of the nation of Judah that needed to be filled in.
Beginning with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, God had spoken of an eternal kingdom that his people would inherit (Genesis 17:6-7). On his deathbed, Jacob foretold the future of his descendants and made reference to the last days (Genesis 49:1). Speaking of his son Judah’s inheritance, Jacob said, “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be” (Genesis 49:10).
The word Shiloh is an epithet of the Messiah (7886). What Jacob was saying was that Judah’s family would be kept in tact until the Messiah was born. The bloodline of Jesus had to be traced back to Abraham in order for God’s promise to be validated and verifiable to those who would question his lineage. At the time when Isaiah spoke to the nation of Judah, it was on the verge of extinction. Although they didn’t know it yet, the northern kingdom of Israel was about to be completely wiped out by Assyria, and Judah was next on Assyria’s list.
God’s judgment of Judah was intended to bring the people back to their senses. Although worship took place in God’s temple, the people’s hearts were far from the LORD, and their behavior reflected the cultures of the nations surrounding them. The most significant problem God intended them to deal with was their desire to be like everyone else. Isaiah posed a question to reveal their fault. “Cease ye from man whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” (Isaiah 2:22).
The point Isaiah was making was that a mere man could not save God’s people. Although it was known that the Messiah would be a man, it was known at that time that he would also be God. Because king David was told that his son would reign for ever (2 Samuel 7:13), David assumed his son would become immortal. I don’t think David, or anyone else, expected the immortal God to become a man.
Isaiah spoke of blessings that indicated God’s judgment of Judah would prepare its people for the supernatural birth of their Messiah. “In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel…When the LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the Spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning” (Isaiah 4:2,4).
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None of those people in the past expected, like nobody of the real lovers of Gdo would expect “the immortal God to become a man” and to fake his temptation and his so called death, doing something what is an abomination in His own eyes, namely incarnations and not telling the truth. Though God and Jesus both told the truth and did not tell any lies. God clearly declared that Jesus was his only begotten beloved son. Jesus who knew he was lower than angels never claimed to be God but asked others also to recognise the Most High God of gods as the only One True God, the God of Israel.
Yes that very clearly tells the world where Jesus shall be sitting, not on God His throne but next to Him.
“Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
(Matthew 26:64 KJV)
In this verse, Jesus is referring to his second coming when he will exercise
In this verse, Jesus is referring to his second coming when he will exercise his authority over mankind.
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Jesus did claim to be God. Matthew 26:64
If you are sitting next to someone like Jesus is sitting next to his Father, that does not mean you become or would be that person. Jesus is the son of man, not God, but the son of God, the authorised and sent one from God.
“but when the appointed time arrived, God sent forth his Son. He was born from a woman, born into a culture in which legalistic perversion of the Torah was the norm,” (Ga 4:4 CJB)
“and a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; I am well pleased with him.”” (Mt 3:17 CJB)
“Yeshua replied to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me; because I came out from God; and now I have arrived here. I did not come on my own; he sent me.” (Joh 8:42 CJB)
“Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Mt 28:18 CJB)
“Also he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.” (Joh 5:27 CJB)
“No one takes it away from me; on the contrary, I lay it down of my own free will. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. This is what my Father commanded me to do.”” (Joh 10:18 CJB)
“Yeshua said to him, “The words are your own. But I tell you that one day you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of HaG’vurah and coming on the clouds of heaven.”” (Mt 26:64 CJB)
nowhere tells that Jesus is God. Jesus is the son of man and the son of man about whom is said he is
“…sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”” (Mt 26:64 KJ21)
There is nowhere said he is That Power or Force, the Source of everything.