A man to come
(Old Testament revelation and realization)
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman;
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head;
And you shall bruise him on the heel” (Gen 3:15).
“In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed” (Gen 22:18).
What is the promise God is making to Abraham? See Galatians 3:16.
“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen; you shall listen to him” (Deut 18:15).
“The Lord his God is with him,
And the shout of a king is among them” (Num 23:21).
“But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain” (Ps 2:8).
In Psalm 24, “everlasting doors” are commanded to open before the King of glory. The watchman inquires about this king’s identity and credentials, “Who is this King of glory?”
The answer comes:
“Yahweh, strong and mighty,
Yahweh, mighty in battle.
Yahweh of Hosts,
He is the King of glory” (Ps 24:7-10).
Then, in Psalm 45, addressed to the king, we read these words:
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. . . .
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above your fellows” (Ps 45:6-7).
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, receives a dream to which God gives Daniel the interpretation, disclosing the period in world history when the God of heaven will inaugurate an everlasting kingdom:
“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will . . . crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever” (Dan 2:44).
Other prophets disclose details by which this King can be identified when He comes:
“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, . . .
From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.
His goings forth are from long ago,
From the days of eternity.”
"Therefore He will give them up until the time
When she who is in labor has borne a child.”
“And He will arise a shepherd His flock
In the strength of the Lord
In the majesty of the name of the LORD His God. . . .
Because at that time He will be great
To the ends of the earth.
This One will be our peace” (Micah 5:2-5).
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and endowed with salvation,
Humble, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zech 9:9).
“I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:
He said to me, ‘You are My Son;
Today I have begotten you.
Ask of Me and I will make nations Your inheritance;
Your possession the ends of the earth’” (Ps 2:7-8).
“Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel” (Isa 7:14).
“For a child will be born to us,
A son will be given to us” (Isa 9:6).
“Behold, My Servant, Whom I uphold;
My chosen one in Whom My soul delights.
I have put My Spirit upon Him; . . .
He will not be disheartened or crushed
Until He has established justice in the earth” (Isa 42:1, 4).
“Behold, My servant will prosper,
He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted” (Isa 52:13).
“By His knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant will justify the many.
As He will bear their iniquities” (Isa 53:11)
Question: How much is being revealed about God in Isaiah 42:1?
(Spotlight 4, Lesson 3 in Doctrine 101: Learning about God)