Jesus speaks …
Moreover the Lord said unto Me …. I will make for myself faithful witnesses. (Isaiah 8:2).
Fill the breath of your land O Immanuel (v8)
…For God is with us (v 10).
The message of Isaiah. Jesus is Lord and the Lord he is God. He alone is salvation! The prophet Isaiah knew the Lord and his voice. Isaiah was a prophet who prophesied salvation which is the Lord himself coming to earth. He heard the Lord talking of himself as the one who would come to earth
To harken to a message that does not reveal Jesus is folly for Those who speak no revelation of Jesus, there is no dawn. There can be no breaking of day. No new season. those who cannot see Jesus as God shall live in darkness. “Then they will look to the earth and see trouble and darkness.” (v 22).
Many today are looking for revival but revival must be first birthed in revelation. Unless we have fresh revelation, knowledge of God from God we can never see a new day. Dawn cannot come without revelation and morning cannot come without fresh truth of Jesus and God’s person.
.But,those who once were in darkness have seen him who is light. “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death. Upon them a great light has shined” (Isaiah 9:2).
What is this light?
..For unto us a child is born unto us a Son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace.
The light is This Jesus is the counsellor
Jesus is the Mighty God
Jesus is our Everlasting Father
Jesus is the prince of peace
and of his government thee shall be no end
Jesus is our God. The true believer is a Jesus witness. The true prophet is a Jesus witness
The law and the prophets bear witness to the truth that decalres “Jesus is Lord and God.” The one God. Thats what a witness declares. I hear many today saying Jesus is Lord few however declare that Jesus is God but mark that soul for he is a true prophet.
You are my witnesses saith the Lord and my servant whom I have chosen that ye may know and belive me and Understand that I AM he Before me there was no God formed Nor shall there be after me I even I am the Lord and beside me there is no Saviour…. therefore ye are my witnesses (Isaiah 43:10,11,12).
You are a Jesus witness.
Where is he that is born King. (Matthew 2:2).
What man is there that has ever been born king?
Human royalty had its beginnings in war and confrontation, this king however was king at his birth, the moment he became flesh and dwelt among us!
Where does royalty come from? Can one really have royal blood? Human royalty began with one who was celebrated as a ruler, as a result of fighting a battle and being crowned as king by his followers. Royalty, a term that later arose out of a lineage of warriors who fought and won battles for the country of the Anglos, what we today call England.
Cerdic in 470 an Anglo strongman who conquered and controlled Wessex, became king of Wessex. Egbert (829) became the first King of England, while William the conqueror is considered founder of the royal dynasty. Thirty one generations later Elizabeth 2nd today is monarch of such a tradition. Possessors of this mystical royalty came to bear their own image, rights and rule. They were as described by Clifford Longley who write the book “Chosen people”s as “larger than life, more honest more intelligent, more beautiful and privileged. They were above criticism!”
The actual custom of the crowning of the king or queen goes back to the first Roman emperor after Constantine. How much of a distraction Rome has been since! An alternative royalty with an alternative kingdom, an alternative rule and and alternative salvation. God had chosen, established and ordained his own kingship on earth to oversee man’s well being. Kingship is God’s Idea God set kings according to his divine plan and purpose.
Kingship Begins With God, His Blood and His Throne. Kingship began with God, then he choose man. Israel’s first King was David. History however left God’s plan and ways for royalty. Since Constantine the roman church with its alternative religious beliefs that are contrary to
that of the apostles sought to be that Lord and king and work with the monarchy whether Catholic or Protestant. Man quickly forgot the God that became flesh and dwelt among us. He himself and he alone was the only one, born king.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: those “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
While many may celebrate a man made royalty, we as believers focus on royalty that is self existent and eternal, dwelling in the heavens. Our God and Saviour Christ Jesus. He gives man, all men rich and poor men, lowly and humble men, status which no other can confer upon us and what a privilege it is to be his. The word became flesh..” (John 1:12-14) God become king and dwelt among us. this king is among us. He it is that declares, “He has made us kings and priests” (Revelation 1:6) .
We unlike all human royalty are born kings and priest’s, conquerors at birth. Those born of God overcome the world. We are born overcomers. The new birth is a crowning event, a coronation, where we as a nation of crowned people, become part of a royal dynasty. He passes on to us,
royalty that is forever. It’s dimensional, of the spirit, its eternal, live forever. it’s divine, born of God. its incorruptable, exists without mans approval or sustenance.
When the world celebrates that which is man made the Church of God celebrates that which is
eternal. We enter a royal house through the new birth, a new reign by the new man, called salvation. He has made us kings and priests unto God.
The world awaits a response to the its most rehearsed question at this time of year. Where is he that is born king?
The lord cometh and his lips are full of indignation (Isaiah 30;27)
His arms and feet had the color of polished brass (Daniel 10:6)
Why do you withdraw your hand even thy right hand (Psalm 74:11)
From the appearance of his loins I saw as it were fire ( Ez 1:27)
Thou shalt see my back parts but not my face (Exodus 33:23)
His face was as the appearance of lightning ( Daniel 10:6)
Jacob said I have seen God face to face ( Genesis 32:30)
Old Testament scriptures talking of the New Testament Jesus, The apostles declared that they had seen him and touched him and walked with him, God very God! This gives us the powerful truth God manifested himself in the flesh, “Jehovah has become our Jesus.” (Psalm 27:1) so that we too can know him as he is! a knoweable God. Friend, Jesus is God, Himself the person of God, himself the only God. There’s no one like Jesus!
Some have said that this means Isaiah saw the trinity. Of course Isaiah has just told us that he saw the Lord!” In verse eight of chapter eight he confirms this by calling the Lord,the one he saw “Immanuel” “He shall pass through Judah he shall overflow and go over..O Immanuel (Ch 8:8) Take counsel together and is shall come to nought; speak the word. and it shall stand: for God is with us (v10).