07/10/2018 — Isaiah Chapters 5-8

So many chapters of Isaiah contain prophecies of the coming Messiah that we could do a full study just on that topic.  We certainly see prophecies in these chapters.  But there were two short verses that spoke to me on the inspired nature of Isaiah’s prophecies — both referring to the naming of his sons:

Isaiah 7:3  Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out, you and your son Shear-Jashub, to meet Ahaz at the end of the aqueduct of the Upper Pool, on the road to the Launderer’s Field

Isaiah 8:3  Then I made love to the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. And the Lord said to me, “Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.

Both of the names are prophetic:  Shear-Jashub means “remnant” and certainly refers to the reality that even in captivity a “remnant” of the faithful will remain.

Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz means “quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil.”   This is a reference to the manner in which the nation will be attacked, plundered, and enslaved by Assyria. 

 

1 comment

  • missliz

    I am struck by the amount of prophesy that deals with the remnant, the church, and by the prophesy that speaks of God’s Word where we can only find the light of dawn. It is almost a triple prophesy dealing with the upcoming punishment of Judah by Assyria, the coming of Christ, and beyond to current day life of the church and where we find our truth.

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