~ Jesus Christ Is the “Prince of Peace” ~
The Bible is about Jesus Christ ~ “Jesus said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself” (Luke 24:25-27).
In the book of Isaiah we find Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Holy One of Israel, the Judge, and most prominently the Prince of Peace. We see Him as righteous, comforting, and offering salvation.
God as Judge will not only judge His people but also all the nations. God also will bring about salvation—and He will do this through His Son, Servant, and Chosen One. Listen to what God the Father says, “Behold! My Servant [Jesus Christ] whom I uphold, My Elect One [Jesus Christ] in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles” (Isaiah 42:1). God in all Triune personalities is declared in this single verse.
Jesus Christ, The Messiah, came to earth on a mission. “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified” (Isaiah 61:1-3).
Isaiah also prophecies that this Servant of God will bear the sins of the people by suffering and dying. After that the Lord will glorify Him (for example read 52:13—53:12).
Comment ~ We have only touched the surface of Christ in Isaiah.
additional comment: While on earth Jesus Christ often quoted the Scriptures including:
Isaiah 6:9-10 ~ Matthew 13:14-15; Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10
Isaiah 29:13 ~ Matthew 15:8-9; Mark 7:6-7
Isaiah 53:12 ~ Mark 15:28; Luke 22:37
Isaiah 54:13 ~ John 6:45
Isaiah 56:7; Jeremiah 7:11 ~ Matthew 21:13; Mark 11:17
Isaiah 61:1-2 ~ Luke 4:18-19
Isaiah 66:24 ~ Mark 9:44
While the lists above and below concerning New Testament references to the Book of Isaiah may not be exhaustive consider that they; 1) include passages from 28 of the 66 chapters in Isaiah, 2) they are found in 14 of the 27 New Testament books, and 3) all the New Testament writers except Jude reference the book of Isaiah.
additional comment: The book of Isaiah is quoted and referred to in the New Testament.
Isaiah 1:9 ~ Romans 9:29
Isaiah 6:9-10 ~ John 12:40; Acts 28:26-27
Isaiah 7:14 ~ Matthew 1:23
Isaiah 8:12 ~ 1 Peter 3:14
Isaiah 8:14 ~ Romans 9:33, 10:11; 1 Peter 2:6,8
Isaiah 8:17-18 ~ Hebrews 2:13
Isaiah 9:1-2 ~ Matthew 4:15-16
Isaiah 10:22-23 ~ Romans 9:27-28
Isaiah 11:10 ~ Romans 15:12
Isaiah 22:13 ~ 1 Corinthians 15:32
Isaiah 22:22-24 ~ Revelation 3:7
Isaiah 25:8 ~ 1 Corinthians 15:54
Isaiah 28:11-12 ~ 1 Corinthians 14:21
Isaiah 28:16 ~ Romans 9:33, 10:11; 1 Peter 2:6,8
Isaiah 29:14 ~ 1 Corinthians 1:19
Isaiah 29:16 ~ Romans 9:20
Isaiah 35:3 ~ Hebrews 12:12
Isaiah 40:3-5 ~ Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4-6; John 1:23
Isaiah 40:6-8 ~ 1 Peter 1:24-25
Isaiah 40:13-14 ~ Romans 11:34-35; 1 Corinthians 2:16
Isaiah 41:4 ~ Revelation 1:17
Isaiah 42:1-4 ~ Matthew 12:18-21
Isaiah 42:6 ~ Acts 13:47
Isaiah 44:6 ~ Revelation 1:17
Isaiah 45:9 ~ Romans 9:20
Isaiah 45:23 ~ Philippians 2:10-11
Isaiah 45:23-24 ~ Romans 14:11
Isaiah 49:6 ~ Acts 13:47
Isaiah 49:8 ~ 2 Corinthians 6:2
Isaiah 49:10 ~ Revelation 7:16
Isaiah 52:5 ~ Romans 2:24
Isaiah 52:7 ~ Romans 10:15
Isaiah 52:11 ~ 2 Corinthians 6:17-18
Isaiah 52:15 ~ Romans 15:21
Isaiah 53:1 ~ John 12:38; Romans 10:16
Isaiah 53:4 ~ Matthew 8:17
Isaiah 53:5 ~ 1 Peter 2:24
Isaiah 53:7-8 ~ Acts 8:32-33
Isaiah 53:9 ~ 1 Peter 2:22
Isaiah 54:1 ~ Galatians 4:27
Isaiah 55:3 ~ Acts 13:34
Isaiah 59:20-21 ~ Romans 11:26-27
Isaiah 60:1 ~ Ephesians 5:14
Isaiah 60:20-21 ~ Revelation 21:23
Isaiah 64:4 ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9
Isaiah 65:1 ~ Romans 10:20
Isaiah 65:2 ~ Romans 10:21
Isaiah 66:1-2 ~ Acts 7:49-50
The Apostle Paul told us the Scriptures present many shadows of things to come but the reality is found in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:17).
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