Hello and welcome back to our Advent devotional, the Illustrated Jesse Tree! Today, we’re going to look at some prophecies of Isaiah, which prophesize the birth of Christ! SO. Let’s have some beautiful Christmas pictures that accompany the text, shall we? 🙂
The Prophecy of Isaiah
A Reading from the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 9:2-4, 6-7)
The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light: to them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death, light is risen.
For the yoke of their burden, and the rod of their shoulder, and the sceptre of their oppressor thou hast overcome, as in the day of Median.
For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace.
His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.