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What a Name! (3 of 12)
Isaiah 9:6-7; 11
Let's get into God's Word tonight in the book of Isaiah, the prophecy of Isaiah, which is the gospel in the Old Testament, some have called it. We're just trying to hit some of the highlights in the book of Isaiah. I would encourage you, and I hope that these studies are challenging you, to get into the book of Isaiah. There are so many great passages I'm having to pass over and individual verses that are gems indeed. So maybe you'll read some of them and claim some of these great promises in the Bible.
I want you to look this evening beginning with Isaiah 9. We'll be primarily in chapter 9. Then when you get there I want to read back in the eighth chapter. We'll look at chapter 9 and chapter 11 primarily in our study. We're talking tonight on the subject "What a Name!"
In verse 18 of chapter 8 it says, "Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwelleth in Mount Zion." Isaiah says, "I," talking about himself, "and the children whom the Lord hath given me." This let's us know then that Isaiah was married. We'll find that in just a moment.
We are told that the names of Isaiah and his children have significance. We know that's true. Names in the Bible do have significance. They carry messages. Think, for instance, of the name Methuselah. He was the oldest person who ever lived. He lived 969 years. Have you ever thought about all the groceries he ate and all the suits of clothes he wore in those 969 years?
His name meant "when he dies it will come." It was a message from God about the coming of the flood. When you look at the genealogy of the various characters around the period of time of the flood and look at Methuselah, you will discover that Methuselah died in the very year of the flood. His name had significance.
We know that the name Jesus has significance. It mean ...
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