Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Children Prophecies

The two children of Isaiah are two prophecies.  And those prophecies are the topics of two sections in Isaiah 9:8 - 10:34.  The first is the second named son, Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.  His name means "Speed the spoil, hasten the booty" and is applied to the swift and soon coming fall of Syria and Damascus to Assyria.  Isaiah 9:8 - 10:4 describe this coming event.  The second section, 10:20-27, follows the prophecy of the first child, Shear-Jashub, whose name promises a remnant that will return.

The children's names are prophecies.  These boys come forth announcing the coming judgment of God.  Little children bring forth news and a new age.  And to the faithful, another Child, Immanuel, brought forth another judgment upon unbelieving Israel, and with that judgment, the saving work of the Lord.

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