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Isaiah the prophet of Jesus

Discussion in 'Biblical Debates' started by 74x12, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. 74x12

    74x12 Well-Known Member

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    In Isaiah chapter 6; Isaiah sees God in the temple and God asks who will go for "us". It's plural and shows that Isaiah would be a prophet not just for his own time and not just for old Israel; but he would be a prophet of the coming Messiah which is why God says "us".
     
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    I am told that Isaiah is one of the most respected books of the Torah, or the Old Testament of the Bible as Christians call it. Many people come up with lots of conclusions from the Bible, some of them quite questionable to me.
     
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    One thing to know about the Bible and Isaiah in particular is that God is the only one who can show the meaning. Just as Jesus spoke in parables and only explained them to His closest disciples. And do you know what scripture Jesus quoted to explain why He did this? He quoted from Isaiah chapter 6! (see Matthew 13:13-15)
     
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    There are many interpretations of the word of God. And though some scripture is plain, there are those who do their best to explain it away. It is best to love justice and mercy, and to walk humbly beside him.
     
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    I think of Isaiah like a symphony in two parts and a few melodies and counter melodies fading in and out

    God calls to Isaiah and Isaiah says 'here am I' at the start

    One big thing is the vision of the high and holy one on His throne where even the mouth of the holy prophet was impure (and if Isaiah's mouth was impure ours are as well). Isaiah is sent but is told to expect a dull people to not give him much of a hearing with a hardness of heart from Isaiah 6 on.

    The vision of the high and holy one continues with a contrast in Isaiah 52 with the servant high and lifted up. Before the mouth of the prophet was shut In Isaiah 6 and now kings mouths are shut as the nations are sacrificially sprinkled.

    The servant is somehow rejected suffers for sins, dies and overcomes death in Is 53.

    The high and holy one dwells with the contrite in Isaiah 57 with mouths made pure.

    God calls to the nations 'here am I! here am I! ' double strong at the end to a people who aren't even seeking Him. That's a startling contrast with Isaiah 6.
     
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    Yes there are many interpretations from many people; but that's why God wants us to talk to Him personally. In the new Covenant; God Himself promises to be our teacher. (see Jeremiah 31:34)

    When God shows you something then you know it's true and don't need a second opinion. When you read Jewish books they give the opinions of various Rabbis and they may even contradict each other and I think that you're supposed to pick the interpretation that you like best.

    But if God is your Rabbi; then you don't need to guess anymore.
     
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    I am Muslim. Allah SWT recognizes no divisions. Go your way in Peace.
     
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