In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The greatest prophecy fulfilled to date has been the first coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, over 2,000 years ago. The second coming of Christ is yet to be fulfilled. This prophecy will be fulfilled soon at the end of the present age when Christ returns to redeem and restore Israel to God’s eternal glory. Most of the Old Testament prophets and the Psalms of David (see Major Prophets, Minor Prophets and Psalms) proclaimed both advents of Christ beginning more than 1,200 years prior to His birth.

The prophecy of Isaiah eloquently describes three key periods of Christ’s first advent. These are His birth, His life and ministry, and His death and resurrection. In his prophesy, Isaiah proclaims that Christ’s birth will be from a virgin and His name will be Emmanuel (God is with us). He will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. Regarding His life and ministry, the prophet foretold the rejection of Christ by His own people and the acceptance of Him by the Gentile nations. He describes Christ as being compassionate to the sick and bringing salvation, riding gently on a donkey into Jerusalem. His ministry would cause many to stumble because of their heart of stone. The prophet clearly described the agony of His scourging and death on the cross, the Lamb of God led to slaughter. Christ humbled Himself as a servant to be made a sin offering for us. By His death, Christ swallowed up death in victory. He conquered death through His resurrection.

Isaiah's prophecy of Christ's first advent has been fulfilled. Christ came as the final sacrifice and atonement for sin. God has granted us a gift of salvation. We accept this gift by faith. Now is the time for us to receive this gift because we are living in the age of grace. Christ came the first time to serve. At the end of this age, Christ will come a second time as a warrior on a white horse to judge the nations for their rejection of Him and for their attempt to destroy Israel.