December 17, 2023

TEXT:  Isaiah 11:1-16

I. His birth coming to earth in human form (v. 1)

  1. He would come in the future
  2. He would come from the line of Jesse
  3. He would come as a Branch that will grow out of the root (I Kings 11:9-11; Isaiah 9:6-7; Romans 15:6-13)

II. His ministry beginning to identify Him (vv. 2-4a)

  1. His baptism to identify Him as the sent One from God (v. 2a; John 1:32-33; Matthew 3:14-17)
  2. His understanding beyond any other (v. 2)
  1. Displayed early on at 12 in the Temple (Luke 2:46-49)
  2. Displayed in His teachings as He ministered (Matthew 7:28-29; 13:54; Mark 6:2)
  3. Displayed in His miracles as He served (Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 4:16-21)
  1. His fulfillment of the will of the Father (vv. 3-4)
  1. All that He was given to do He did (John 6:38-40)
  2. All that He was given to say He said (John 14:10; 17:8)
  3. All that He did on earth was God’s will not His own (John 4:34; 5:36; 17:4)

III. His future judgment of the earth prophesied (vv. 4-5)

  1. The separation of the righteous and wicked first
  2. The judgment of sin on the earth in the tribulation
  3. The establishment of His righteous kingdom on earth to follow
  4. The destruction of the wicked to follow in the end

IV. His Kingdom of peace on earth declared (vv. 6-9)

  1. Peace in the animal kingdom (v. 6)
  2. Peace between mankind and the rest of creation (vv. 7-8)
  3. Peace between the Holy God and all of His creation (v. 9)

V. His future plans for His chosen people Israel (vv. 10-16)

  1. He shall be a banner of God’s love for all people (v. 10; Genesis 12:2-3)
  2. He has a second half to His plan to finish for His people Israel (vv. 11-12)

C. He has and will one day finally destroy all the enemies of His people (vv. 13-16)