A Conversation Between Isaiah and John

Isaiah says (1:18):

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

John says (1:29):

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

We’ll listen in to a conversation between Isaiah and John, with a particular emphasis on Isaiah 50 (since I preached on that chapter on Sunday 🙂 ).

Isaiah says (6:1, 10):

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

John says (12:39-41):

Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
These things said Esaias, when he saw his (Jesus’) glory, and spake of him.

***

Isaiah says (9:6):

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

John says (1:1):

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

***

Isaiah says (9:2):

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

John says (1:4-5):

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

***

Isaiah says (7:14):

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Immanuel means “God with us”)

John says (1:10):

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

***

Isaiah says (40:3):

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

John says (1:23):

He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

***

Isaiah says (1:18):

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

John says (1:29):

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

***

Isaiah says (50:4)

The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary….

John says (1:14)

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us….

We’ll let Paul speak, since we find we can’t do without him.  He says (Galatians 4:4):

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman….

***

Isaiah says (50:4)

The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned…
…he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.

John says (15:15)

…for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

***

Isaiah says (50:6):

I gave my back to the smiters….

John says (10:17-18):

Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

***

Isaiah says (50:6):

I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

John says (19:3):

And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.

***

Isaiah says (50:8):

He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.

John says (19:11):

Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above:

***

Isaiah says (50:7):

For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.

John says (20:2-9)

Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

***

Isaiah says (50:10):

Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.

John says (8:12):

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

and John also says (20:31):

But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

 

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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