His Hand is Still Stretched Out

Posted 11/6/2003 7:32:12 AM

Is 9 is a chapter of stark contrasts. The first seven verses contain some of the most famous prophecies of the Messiah, and yet the rest of the chapter is a hopeless declaration of judgement. Since Isaiah is prophecying in an age of wickedness, the judgement is well-deserved and appropriate. Yet, God still provides hope in these dark days by reminding his people of the hope of the Christ.

No more gloom! The prophecies of Jesus:

  1. A Great Light provided for his people Is 9:2
  2. They will be glad Is 9:3
  3. Their oppression will end Is 9:4-5
  4. The Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace will be born as a child Is 9:6
But, the people are proud. They ignore God's judgments, and continue to try to do their own thing Is 9:9-12. He removes their leadership, makes life miserable for all, rich or poor, and they still go astray Is 9:13-17. The people selfishly take advantage or those around them, even ruining themselves in their pride Is 9:18-21

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