Christmas B.C.: Not Made By Man. Isaiah 7:14; Mt. 1:22-23. by: Jay Brennan. The Crisis (context) which leads to a sign and promise The Sign: The Virgin will be with child The Promise: Emmanuel Meaning of Emmanuel. 4 Elements to Unlock Isaiah 7:14.
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Isaiah 7:14; Mt. 1:22-23
by: Jay Brennan
The Sign: The Virgin will be with child
The Promise: Emmanuel
Meaning of Emmanuel
When Ahaz was King of Judah – God sends a message: “stand firm”, but Ahaz creates an alliance with God’s enemy.
Ahaz should have known better. Ps.23:4; Ps. 46: 1-2
In his mercy God sends a message to Ahaz through Isaiah 7:11,12,14
Verse 14 = A sign and a promise
3 Pictures of Messiah in O.T = Warrior King, Suffering Servant, Son of God.
The promise does not become a reality for 730 years later.
At Christmas we celebrate the fulfillment of God’s promise – “God with Us.”
The promise of “God with Us” is repeated throughout scripture. Jn.14:16,17; Mt. 28:20; Rev. 21:3
Hang a banner over Bethlehem with these 4 words: “Not Made by Hands.”
Joy to the World the Lord has Come