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  • Ann on Isaiah 11
    What does Isaiah Chapter 11 verse 2 mean, please explain
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Isaiah 11
    Ann, may the Spirit grace you with HIS wisdom and His understanding.

    Isaiah 11:1-5 Is a prophecy about Christ. Verse 2 is the prophecy of the seven spirits being poured out on Christ. This happened at Christ baptism of John. This is also the prophecy spoken of in

    Revelation 4:5 .....which are the seven Spirits of God.

    Isaiah 11:2 And the

    (1) spirit of the Lord (Father)

    (2) the spirit of wisdom

    (3) the spirit of understanding

    (4) the spirit of counsel

    (5) the spirit of might

    (6) the spirit of knowledge

    (7) the spirit of the fear of the Lord (Father)

  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 11
    Isaiah 11:1,2: "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 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 of the fear of the LORD".

    You probably know that this chapter is the prophecy from Isaiah about the coming Christ Jesus. Jesus, in His Humanity, takes His descendancy back to King David, to David's father, Jesse & all the way back to Adam. So, Isaiah sees this aspect of the Messiah, the Branch coming out of David's tree. Verse 2 onwards gives us a description of what Isaiah saw concerning Him: the God's Spirit would be upon Him (for His Holiness & Power in Ministry); Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel & Might would be also be the hallmarks of Messiah (& we know how well he spoke to all people, understanding the core of their needs & in wisdom & authority refuted the most intellectual of them); & holding God in continual awe & reverence. Verses 4 & 5 also speak of His acts of Righteousness.

    As an addition to the above, we might think that Isaiah only saw the Messiah as a Man sent from God, as many even today believe him to be (i.e. the Son of God only but not God the Son). But Isaiah did see the Messiah as God coming in the flesh ( Isaiah 9:6,7 (His Name will be called The Mighty God & the Everlasting Father); 7:14 (where Immanuel means 'God is with us'); & 40:3, where John the Baptist would cry out, "Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for OUR GOD"). I hope this helps you in understanding this very important prophetical Book.

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