Isaiah 9:1 – 7, 40:1 – 11; Matthew 3:1 – 7, 4:12 – 25
Isaiah 9:6–7 (NKJV)
6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
I The prophecy itself
II Three implications
a) The Son of God became identified with us in our flesh so that we may be united with Him in His Spirit.
b) Christ’s suffered on our behalf and in our place, so that we may become crucified together with Him.
c) The Lord Christ’s continual sympathetic intercession at the right hand of God for His people give us comfort and confidence