Isaiah and the Prophecy
One of the great prophets of the Old Testament was Isaiah, who prophesied about world events of his time, and of those of the future. A most cherished prophecy of his concerned the future birth of a Messiah.
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.”
– Isaiah 7:14
Some 700 years later this prophecy came into fulfillment with the virgin birth of Jesus, the Messiah. Messiah meaning Christ, anointed one of God. Jesus was so proclaimed by the Heavenly Father himself.
And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
– Matthew 3:16, 17
Therefore he who was to be born of the seed of woman, known to men as Jesus, son of man, and as Christ, Son of God, becomes Immanuel. Immanuel translated meaning God with us. This Jesus Christ was, and claims still to be.
“I am with you always even to the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:20