God With Us: Prophecy (Part 1 of 4)

Gospel preaching should always herald the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The goal of gospel preaching is to exalt the Savior, edify the saved, and evangelize the sinner. With that in mind, Brother Holloway examines a very famous messianic prophecy from the book of Isaiah, and answers the following four questions: 1) What is happening at the time of this prophecy that the prophet is addressing? 2) How does this prophecy point to a future event already fulfilled? 3) How does this prophecy point to the first coming of Christ? 4) What eternal principles of right and wrong can we learn to apply in the 21st century?

Isaiah 7:10-16 (ESV):  Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz: “Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.” And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be deserted.