Category Archives: Isaiah

Who Do You Say I AM?

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15

Who do you say Jesus is? This is what Jesus wants to know, he is not interested in what you heard from your pastor or what you read online, he wants to know what do you think? In your heart, mind, and soul who do you say Jesus is?

This is what Jesus asked his disciples, they began echoing thoughts and rumors they heard from around them. They said we heard you were John the Baptist resurrected, some were saying you are the prophet Jeremiah, others are saying you are the prophet Elijah, but Jesus doesn’t care about hearsay , he wants to know what do you really think!

Do you believe Jesus is just another prophet or do you believe Jesus is the Son of the living God? Doesn’t matter what your friends or family think , what do you think? When you have to stand before him face to face, who do you believe you will be looking at?

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 16:16-17

Finally Peter had the boldness to declare what is in his heart, he declared Jesus is Christ, the Son of the living God. How could Peter have known this? Jesus never revealed this to Peter, all the rumors about Jesus were wrong.

It was revealed to Peter by the Holy Spirit, Peter maybe couldn’t explain it but he knew Jesus is the Messiah, God in the flesh. How do you say Jesus is in your heart?  Jesus doesn’t want to know what you were taught, he wants to know what is in your heart? Amen


And He said to them, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME ‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’ Mark 7:6-7

I think one of the interesting things about Christianity, is Jesus came to abolish religion yet man made another religion out of his teachings.  The Pharisees were supposed to be experts of the scriptures, however they couldn’t even identify The Messiah right before their eyes.

See The Pharisees even though they loved God and the concept of  him, their hearts were far from God. Instead of them listening to the teachings of the Son of God, they judged him based on their manmade rules and opinions. They were hypocrites just as Isaiah prophesied they would be. They talked the talk but they didn’t walk the walk. Sadly we see many Christians doing the same thing today


Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind. If the Pharisees really loved God they would have given Jesus a chance. Instead of condemning him because he ate with unclean hands, or scolding him because he healed the sick on the Sabbath. Or if they were truly seeking God then they would have recognized Jesus is The Messiah

But their hearts were far away from God even though they talked like holy people. Don’t allow your heart to wander from God, love him with all your heart, soul, and mind in Jesus Name Amen!

God In The Flesh

And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:5

Another display of Jesus deity was revealed to us in this story. When a home was so crowded because Jesus was there, these men decided to lower a paralyzed man through the roof so Jesus would heal him.  But Jesus says an interesting thing here, instead of saying you are healed he says to the man “Your sins are forgiven”  Who can forgive sins but God?

“I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25

God clearly revealed he is the only one who can forgive sin, so then Jesus must be God in the flesh to forgive sin. The religious leaders understood this as they accused Jesus of blasphemy for this (Mark 2:7) If Jesus wasn’t claiming to be God in the flesh, then why would they accuse him of blasphemy?  Jesus  not only healed this man but make him a new man!

“But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins “– He said to the paralytic, Mark 2:10

Jesus revealed to everyone that he is God in the flesh, he has authority over sin and death. Son of Man is reference to the title  Daniel described seeing Jesus in his prophecy (Daniel 7) Jesus used this reference because the Religious leaders knew exactly who Jesus was revealing himself to be.

Through Jesus your sins can be forgiven, by your faith you can be healed in Jesus Name Amen!

Chosen One

Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1

Notice Jesus is not only Gods Son but his servant. Why? Because Jesus was obedient to his Father, He was obedient to carry out the will of his Father, to save us all from our sins. As Jesus said “By myself I can do nothing” (John 5:30) Jesus came to serve and not be served (Matthew 20:28)

But Jesus is “The Chosen One” , as God confirmed “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased (Matthew 3:17) born of a virgin, the chosen one, Jesus Christ, was sent here to save the world and be our Lord and Savior.

God put his Spirit on him, as confirmed when John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River and when he came up John confirmed “I saw the Spirit come down from Heaven as a dove and remain on him “(John 1:32) Even though Jesus was born the son of man, he is the Son of God full of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s remember the reason for this season is to celebrate the birth of our Messiah, who brought justice to all the nations! He brings hope to the hopeless and makes the crocked paths straight in Jesus Name Amen

Stump of Jesse Part 2

In that day the Root of Jesse (Jesus) will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place (Heaven) will be glorious. Isaiah 11:10

In this scripture we learn that Jesus is not just the Savior for the Jews but for the entire world.  As Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it (John 3:17).

Jesus said come to me all you are weary and burdened and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28) Jesus is the Prince of Peace, its thru him we can find rest and strength and nobody gets to the Kingdom of Heaven without going thru Jesus.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people (Jews), which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea Isa  He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth. Isaiah 11:11-12

The Jews may have rejected Jesus as there Messiah the first time he came, but he is coming back for the “remnant of his people” The Jews. This time all the Jews will return to Jerusalem from the “four corners of the Earth” Why? Because Jesus is there King and he will deliver them from all there enemies and destroy everyone who wages war against Israel.

See the first time Jesus came as the Lamb to be slain for our sins, but this time Jesus is coming back as The Lion of Judah to reestablish the nation of Israel and recover his people.

They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia to the west; together they will plunder the people to the east. They will subdue Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites will be subject to them. Isaiah 11:14

God said I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and I will curse those who curse you (Israel). Any nation looking to wage war with Israel will be plundered. Iran and Russia are currently looking to form an alliance with other countries to destroy Israel, this is the prophecy in Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog

We are living in prophetic times, during our lifetime we will live to see the return of Jesus Christ and his acceptance by the Jewish people. Are you ready? Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior today

Stump of Jesse Part 1

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. Isaiah 11:1

Matthew 1:1-16 explains the genealogy of Jesus and how he fulfilled the prophecy of being the stump of Jesse. Many would be quick to say David fulfilled this. But in order to fulfill the prophecy of the Messiah you have to be sinless, perform miracles, and become resurrected. No man but Jesus can fulfill this role.

Joseph, the Earthly Father of Jesus, was the son of Jacob who is a direct descendant of Jesse. Although Jesus isn’t the biological son of Joseph, his mother Mary being married to Joseph made the genealogy of Jesus official under Jewish law. Joseph accepted Jesus as his own son, even though he knew he was from God. Isn’t It awesome how God works in mysterious ways!

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD— Isaiah 11:2

When Jesus was baptized by John The Baptist (Matthew 3), everyone saw the Holy Spirit descended from him like a dove and God declared Jesus was his son.  The Spirit then lead Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days where he confronted Satan face to face (Matthew 4)

Jesus then went on and taught about the Kingdoms of Heaven and Hell , with knowledge and authority no one had ever seen or known. He went on the heal and forgive sins, which could only be done with the authority of God

and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; Isaiah 11:3

Jesus showed mercy and forgiveness that was never seen before, (John 8) Jesus showed mercy and forgiveness on the adulteress woman who was about to be stoned to death.  He said l”et he who is without sin cast the first stone”, saying Judge and you will be judged also. Jesus judges by the heart which only he can see.

but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4

Jesus showed compassion towards the poor and needy, and rebuked the rich and greedy. He chased the merchants from the Holy Temple calling it a “Den of Thieves” (Matthew 21). He instructed the rich man to sell all his possession and give it to the poor (Matthew 19)

The Word of God is double-edged sword that strikes the wicked in the heart, Jesus identified himself as The Word and The Truth, he upset the wicked to the point it drove them to torture and murder him.

A Child is Born

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

  • A child is born “ Luke 2:10 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
  • A Son is given “ John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  • Governments will be on his shoulders “Revelations 19:16 “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.”
  • Wonderful Counselor “ John 14:16 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
  • Mighty God- John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
  • Everlasting Father Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
  • Prince of Peace John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this Isaiah 9:7

Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He was here in the beginning and he will be here forever, sitting on his throne as the King of Kings.

Many have yet to identify or accept Jesus as the Messiah, but make no mistake about it he has fulfilled all the prophecies in the Old Testament. The statistical probability of anyone being able to do this is astronomical. One day every knee shall bow and tongue will confess Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords.

The book of Isaiah actually teaches us a lot about Jesus, I will be going thru those prophecies in the next couple of weeks. Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it, let him save you today. He has already shed his blood for your sins, let his grace set you free in Jesus Name Amen