Immanuel

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

As we continue to look at the Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament (Tanakh) we will look at the book of Isaiah. The scriptures of Isaiah give us the most detailed prophecies of Jesus Christ including his birth, ministry, death, and resurrection. To be honest this is probably my favorite book in the Bible to study

In this prophecy revealed by the Holy Spirit to Isaiah we see the revelation that a Virgin (Mary) will conceive a son (Jesus) and he will be Immanuel (God is with us). Some might say Jesus name is not Immanuel therefor its not prophesying about him. Make note Immanuel is actually a title and not a name. Just as “Christ” or “Messiah” is a title for Jesus its not part of his name.

“BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” Matthew 1:23

Immanuel meaning God is with us. What does this reveal about the birth of Jesus Christ? It reveals the God became flesh (John 1:14) in the form of a son (Jesus) to dwell among us.

Often we probably think God could never understand us or know how we feel. But God does know, he became human and dwelt among us. He lived and suffered more than we could ever imagine to redeem us from our sins. This is why Christmas or the birth of Christ is so important. Because God came down to Earth to be with us in Jesus Name Amen

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