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Being Made Alive

Jesus In TempleJesus was described by the prophet Isaiah whose name meant "God is Salvation" around BC 740. His message in Isaiah 11.10 about Jesus was "In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious." Isaiah was saying here that the root of Jesse or one particular direct descendant of King David shall in the future stand as a royal flag or banner for the peoples to gather around. The nations will seek him, and his presence among them will be wonderful. Jesse, who was the father of King David, was an important branch in a kind of ancestral tree from Abraham down to Jesus. Jesus was a direct descendant of King David and this genealogy was also repeated in Matthew 1.1-17, "A record of the origin of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac" and continues on until "and Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ." The Isaiah message furthermore heralded Jesus healing ministry in Isaiah 35.4-6, when he wrote, "say to those with fearful hearts, 'Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.' Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert." The people would not only be healed but also have their hearts and minds opened to the truths about God found in Jesus.

Jesus Healing Ministry

Noah's ArkA similar transformation was projected in a remarkable passage in 1 Peter 3.19-20 where Jesus was recorded as preaching of his redemptive power to those in Hades in the time between his death and resurrection. "After being made alive, he (Jesus) went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water." The phrase "being made alive" may also be equally translated from the Greek as "being made alive in the spirit."

"Prophet Isaiah Message"
by Ron Meacock

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