Messianic Predictions: Review

December 5, 2018

Isaiah 7:13-14; 9:6-7

Messianic Predictions, Thomas Ingmire, Copyright 2005, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Then Isaiah said: ‘Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onwards and for evermore.The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Go back and reread the text, spend time with the illumination, reread your own reflections. What is stirring in your heart? How has the text and sacred art changed you? In what way has it deepened your faith and/or motivated your faith? Take a few minutes to write.

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One Comment

  1. The more I pray with this text, the more I am struck by how strange it is.
    It begins with the prophet chiding the people. One might expect the threat of punishment to follow, but instead there’s the sure promise of a wondrous coming. Our Provident God is the God of surprises, upending our expectations.



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