Isaiah 11- Root of Jesse

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: Isaiah 11:1-3

We see a continual theme by the prophets, a branch of God is coming, we read this from Zachariah, Jeremiah, and here with Isaiah. A branch/shoot/rod shall come forth out of the stem of Jesse. What is this in reference to? Who is Jesse? He is the father of King David. The Messiah will fulfill the Kingship line anointed by God. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords

The Messiah will not only be King, but the Spirit of God will rest upon him. God will become King in Christ Jesus. When Jesus taught or explained Torah, the religious leaders marveled. How can this man know Torah better than us? Because Jesus is God in the flesh (John 1:14) Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God who came not only to save us from our sins, but establish his throne and Gods eternal kingdom

We see in Revelation, a reference to the “7 Spirits of God” (Revelation 1:4-5, Revelation 3:1, Revelation 4:5, Revelation 5:6) The prophet Isaiah explains these gifts of the Holy Spirit,spirit of Yahweh, wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and fear of God. The number 7 is symbolic of completion, this encompasses who the Holy Spirit is and his attributes. 

And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. Isaiah 11:10

The Messiah shall stand as a banner or sign for the people. Did Jesus Christ come to just save Israel? No, the prophet Isaiah explains “the Gentiles shall seek him” as God so loved the world, they he gave his only begotten Son (John 3:16) Christ is a gift to the world , not just Israel. The King of all Kings, who will rule the nations with a rod of iron

When the Christ child was born in the manger, the Gentile wise men seeked and found him, and they glorified and worshiped the newborn King. Because Jesus Christ , the root of Jesse, came to save the world from the sins, Amen

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