Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture
Isaiah 11 has the prophet giving us more about the coming Messiah. “There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit”. Jesus did come from the stump of Jesse. That is the lineage of His family tree. The royal authority of the house of David had lain dormant for 600 years when Jesus came as King and Messiah. When Jesus came forth, it was like a new green Branch coming from an apparently dead stump. God delivered on Isaiah’s prophecy and sent His Son.
Isaiah makes it clear that Jesus was something special. This is God’s Son. “And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord”. The Branch that comes from the…
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