THE PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH IN THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST : Isaiah 40 – 45


In that period of time beginning when Christ went up to Jerusalem for the First Passover until he withdrew to the mountain in Galilee to choose the Twelve Apostles, Jesus Christ directly quoted from the Scriptures only six times, that is, from Isaiah 61:1,2Isaiah 9:1,2Hosea 6:6Daniel 12:1,2Numbers 28:9,10; and Isaiah 42:1-4.

However, the subject matter as recorded in all four of the gospels which Jesus Christ discussed during this chronological period dealt very systematically and almost exclusively with the subject matter of Isaiah 40-66.

This means that our Lord Jesus Christ absorbed practically all of these last twenty-seven chapters of Isaiah into his teachings, making them in fact the very heart of the teaching during his earthly ministry.

Why did Christ do this?

(1) First of all, the prophecies of these chapters were fulfilled in Christ. The very volume of these is astounding.

(2) Another reason appears in the fact that Christ did this in order to assure continuity and unanimity among the gospel writers.

(3) It is, of course, speculative; but the coincidence is fascinating that Jesus Christ by this emphasis upon this particular section of Isaiah has provided, almost two millenniums before it was needed, an adequate and irrefutable answer to the allegations of those self-styled “higher critics” who, beginning in the 19th century, invented what they called “Deutero Isaiah,” an allegedly “unknown prophet” of the exilic, or post-exilic era, whom they arbitrarily installed as the author of these last twenty-seven chapters.

This, along with other devices of the critics, affected all religious thought profoundly and to a degree impossible of being recounted in a few words.

This laid the foundations for all modernist thought and led to the ultimate rejection of the authority of the scriptures by almost all Protestant religious groups.

Those “higher critics” confidently predicted that the expected ultimate discovery of Old Testament manuscripts would verify their textual and historical detective work; but the very reverse of this has happened. It occurred in Qumran in 1946, and in subsequent discoveries.

The Book of Isaiah was the only one found totally complete in one piece! Yet, in spite of this, some forty-three years later, one will still hear allegedly “Christian” preachers and professors referring to this imaginative phantom “Deutero-Isaiah” as if he once existed, apparently in total ignorance of the truth that “Deutero-Isaiah” was never anything except a Colossal Hoax!

Here is the proof of this: There are forty-eight subjects mentioned in the New Testament during the chronological period between Jesus’ going up to Jerusalem for the first Passover and his retirement into the mountain for prayer the night before he appointed the twelve.

Subject Theme:

No.:

1. Man must be born anew.

2. The Son was sent from God.

3. Man was to receive eternal life.

4. Jesus is the bridegroom.

5. The Lord gives living water.

6. The proper place of worship – Jerusalem.

7. Salvation is of the Jews.

8. God is Spirit.

9. God is all truth.

10. Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah.

11. Gentiles to receive promises, salvation.

12. Signs never seen before to confirm his identity.

13. Jesus is and also brings good tidings.

14. Others to be taught by those who have been taught.

15. The Son came to forgive sins. 

16. New things not to be mixed with old.

17. Fasting, how, when, and for what purpose?

18. The mercy of the Lord to man.

19. The mercy of man to man.

20. Judgment was committed to the Son.

21. The resurrection of the dead.

22. A forerunner to go before Messiah (John the Baptist).

23. People accept false gods, and they love darkness.

24. Man will be self-sufficient, honoring each other.

25. Man has never seen or heard the Father.

26. The Son’s works bear witness of him.

27. The Father bears witness of the Son.

28. The Son comes in the Father’s name.

29. The Son knows the hearts of people.

30. The Father is the only God.

31. Moses wrote of the Son of God.

32. If ye honor the Son, ye honor the Father.

33. The Son seeks the will of the Father.

34. The Son can do nothing of himself.

35. Jesus was persecuted by his people (Jews).

36. The Son of God is the Light; he teaches.

37. People who reject the Son cannot perceive the truth.

38. The Son was to be crucified, “lifted up.”

39. People must believe and obey.

40. The people who know him follow him.

41. The Sabbath, and Law; a right and a wrong way to keep it.

42. There is power in him.

43. The Lord confuses minds of those who reject him.

44. The Scriptures bear witness of the Son.

45. God loves His children.

46. The Son of God does not bear witness of himself.

47. The Son of God has zeal for the Father’s house.

48. The Son of God was to be put to death.

Now the significant thing about these subjects is that every single one of them is also in these last twenty-seven chapters of Isaiah! There are no New Testament passages encountered (in the chronological period under study) that are not also in these twenty-seven chapters; there are very few subjects in this last division of Isaiah that are covered by these New Testament passages.

Thus, some eighteen hundred years before “Deutero-Isaiah” ever born in the imaginations of Bible enemies, Jesus Christ identified the author of these chapters as Isaiah himself, and systematically made him (the real Isaiah) the basis for his total teaching during his earthly ministry, and did it so completely as to all doubt either of the inspiration or authenticity, either of his holy Apostles, or of that great Prophet Isaiah who had died (sawn asunder, we believe) seven centuries earlier.

We are reproducing herewith a photographic specimen of the Glitsch charts. Note that in the first six chapters of these last twenty-seven, every single verse of each chapter is found to be represented in the Gospel quotations, in many cases not merely one time by several times.

Thus, there are fifty-one points of correspondence in Isaiah 40, sixty-five in Isaiah 41, and more than fifty each in Isaiah 42; 43; 44; and 45.

This pattern prevails throughout all twenty-seven of these last chapters of Isaiah. This is the most astounding thing that we have ever heard of in a study of Isaiah; and we consider it to be of the utmost significance.

Did Jesus Christ consider these chapters valid portions of Isaiah’s prophecies? He most assuredly did!

The numbers below refer to subjects the which were listed above (Subject No. 1 through Subject No. 48).

Isaiah 40:1 – Subject No. 18

Isaiah 40:2 – Subject No. 18

Isaiah 40:3 – Subject No. 22

Isaiah 40:4 – Subject No. 22

Isaiah 40:5 – Subject No. 11

Isaiah 40:6 – Subject No. 3

Isaiah 40:7 – Subject No. 3

Isaiah 40:8 – Subject No. 3

Isaiah 40:9 – Subject No. 13

Isaiah 40:10 – Subject Nos. 2,28, 15,3, 18,21

Isaiah 40:11 – Subject Nos. 18,36, 15,40

Isaiah 40:12 – Subject Nos. 30,9

Isaiah 40:13 – Subject Nos. 30,8

Isaiah 40:14 – Subject No. 30

Isaiah 40:15 – Subject No. 11

Isaiah 40:16 – Subject No. 29

Isaiah 40:17 – Subject No. 29

Isaiah 40:18 – Subject No. 25

Isaiah 40:19 – Subject No. 23

Isaiah 40:20 – Subject No. 23

Isaiah 40:21 – Subject Nos. 9,24

Isaiah 40:22 – Subject No. 9

Isaiah 40:23 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 40:24 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 40:25 – Subject Nos. 25,28, 2

Isaiah 40:26 – Subject Nos. 9,42

Isaiah 40:27 – Subject No. 24

Isaiah 40:28 – Subject Nos. 24,9

Isaiah 40:29 – Subject No. 42

Isaiah 40:30 – Subject No. 29

Isaiah 40:31 – Subject Nos. 1,18, 21,15, 40,42

Isaiah 41:1 – Subject Nos. 1,11, 39,3, 20

Isaiah 41:2 – Subject Nos. 9,20, 30,44

Isaiah 41:3 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 41:4 – Subject No. 30

Isaiah 41:5 – Subject Nos. 12,39

Isaiah 41:6 – Subject Nos. 19,24

Isaiah 41:7 – Subject No. 23

Isaiah 41:8 – Subject No. 7

Isaiah 41:9 – Subject No. 7

Isaiah 41:10 – Subject Nos. 7,18

Isaiah 41:11 – Subject Nos. 35,43

Isaiah 41:12 – Subject Nos. 7,43

Isaiah 41:13 – Subject Nos. 7,18, 36

Isaiah 41:14 – Subject Nos. 7,2, 15,28

Isaiah 41:15 – Subject Nos. 7,12

Isaiah 41:16 – Subject Nos. 7,12, 28

Isaiah 41:17 – Subject Nos. 5,2, 28 Isaiah 41:18 – Subject Nos. 5,11

Isaiah 41:19 – Subject No. 11

Isaiah 41:20 – Subject Nos. 11,27, 28

Isaiah 41:21 – Subject Nos. 24,23

Isaiah 41:22 – Subject Nos. 23,9, 12

Isaiah 41:23 – Subject Nos. 23,12

Isaiah 41:24 – Subject Nos. 23,43

Isaiah 41:25 – Subject Nos. 26,20, 29

Isaiah 41:26 – Subject Nos. 27,24

Isaiah 41:27 – Subject Nos. 27,44, 13

Isaiah 41:28 – Subject Nos. 24,43

Isaiah 41:29 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 42:1 – Subject Nos. 2,8, 11,20, 36

Isaiah 42:2 – Subject Nos. 9,10, 12,13, 18,26, 44

Isaiah 42:3 – Subject Nos. 18,36, 9,13, 29

Isaiah 42:4 – Subject Nos. 42,9, 13,20, 11

Isaiah 42:5 – Subject Nos. 9,30, 27,8

Isaiah 42:6 – Subject Nos. 28,40, 1,36

Isaiah 42:7 – Subject Nos. 36,13, 15,18, 21

Isaiah 42:8 – Subject No. 28

Isaiah 42:9 – Subject Nos. 16,27, 44

Isaiah 42:10 – Subject Nos. 16,11

Isaiah 42:11 – Subject No. 11

Isaiah 42:12 – Subject Nos. 39,14

Isaiah 42:13 – Subject Nos. 26,27, 47

Isaiah 42:14 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 42:15 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 42:16 – Subject Nos. 36,43

Isaiah 42:17 – Subject No. 23

Isaiah 42:18 – Subject No. 24

Isaiah 42:19 – Subject No. 24

Isaiah 42:20 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 42:21 – Subject Nos. 36,16, 31,44

Isaiah 42:22 – Subject Nos. 24,41

Isaiah 42:23 – Subject No. 29

Isaiah 42:24 – Subject Nos. 20,41

Isaiah 42:25 – Subject Nos. 20,37, 43

Isaiah 43:1 – Subject Nos. 15,9

Isaiah 43:2 – Subject Nos. 18,36

Isaiah 43:3 – Subject Nos. 30,28, 15,2, 7,10

Isaiah 43:4 – Subject No. 7

Isaiah 43:5 – Subject No. 7

Isaiah 43:6 – Subject No. 7

Isaiah 43:7 – Subject No. 7

Isaiah 43:8 – Subject Nos. 40,36

Isaiah 43:9 – Subject Nos. 23,24

Isaiah 43:10 – Subject Nos. 27,28, 30

Isaiah 43:11 – Subject Nos. 30,10

Isaiah 43:12 – Subject Nos. 27,30, 14

Isaiah 43:13 – Subject Nos. 30,41

Isaiah 43:14 – Subject Nos. 28,10, 7

Isaiah 43:15 – Subject Nos. 28,10, 9

Isaiah 43:16 – Subject No. 9

Isaiah 43:17 – Subject No. 9

Isaiah 43:18 – Subject No. 16

Isaiah 43:19 – Subject Nos. 16,5

Isaiah 43:20 – Subject No. 5

Isaiah 43:21 – Subject No. 40

Isaiah 43:22 – Subject Nos. 24,29

Isaiah 43:23 – Subject No. 41

Isaiah 43:24 – Subject Nos. 41,29

Isaiah 43:25 – Subject Nos. 15,28

Isaiah 43:26 – Subject No. 24

Isaiah 43:27 – Subject Nos. 37,41

Isaiah 43:28 – Subject Nos. 43,20

Isaiah 44:1 – Subject No. 7

Isaiah 44:2 – Subject No. 7

Isaiah 44:3 – Subject Nos. 5,8

Isaiah 44:4 – Subject No. 40

Isaiah 44:5 – Subject Nos. 28,29, 30,24

Isaiah 44:6 – Subject Nos. 30,28, 10

Isaiah 44:7 – Subject Nos. 30,9

Isaiah 44:8 – Subject Nos. 30,27

Isaiah 44:9 – Subject Nos. 23,43

Isaiah 44:10 – Subject No. 23

Isaiah 44:11 – Subject No. 20

Isaiah 44:12 – Subject Nos. 23,24, 5

Isaiah 44:13 – Subject Nos. 23,24

Isaiah 44:14 – Subject Nos. 23,9

Isaiah 44:15 – Subject Nos. 23,24, 43

Isaiah 44:16 – Subject Nos. 24,43

Isaiah 44:17 – Subject Nos. 23,24, 43

Isaiah 44:18 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 44:19 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 44:20 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 44:21 – Subject Nos. 7,45

Isaiah 44:22 – Subject Nos. 15,45

Isaiah 44:23 – Subject Nos. 28,15, 2

Isaiah 44:24 – Subject Nos. 28,15, 2,9

Isaiah 44:25 – Subject No. 43

Isaiah 44:26 – Subject No. 27

Isaiah 44:27 – Subject No. 27

Isaiah 44:28 – Subject No. 27

Isaiah 45:1 – Subject Nos. 27,9

Isaiah 45:2 – Subject Nos. 27,9

Isaiah 45:3 – Subject Nos. 27,9

Isaiah 45:4 – Subject Nos. 27,9

Isaiah 45:5 – Subject Nos. 27,9, 3

Isaiah 45:6 – Subject No. 30

Isaiah 45:7 – Subject No. 9

Isaiah 45:8 – Subject Nos. 5,27, 9

Isaiah 45:9 – Subject No. 24

Isaiah 45:10 – Subject No. 24

Isaiah 45:11 – Subject Nos. 12,28, 10

Isaiah 45:12 – Subject No. 9

Isaiah 45:13 – Subject Nos. 6,16, 2,10, 13,15

Isaiah 45:14 – Subject No. 7

Isaiah 45:15 – Subject Nos. 23,3, 2

Isaiah 45:16 – Subject Nos. 43,23

Isaiah 45:17 – Subject Nos. 28,3, 2

Isaiah 45:18 – Subject Nos. 9,30

Isaiah 45:19 – Subject Nos. 9,36, 18,27

Isaiah 45:20 – Subject Nos. 23,24

Isaiah 45:21 – Subject Nos. 30,9, 27,28

Isaiah 45:22 – Subject Nos. 2,28

Isaiah 45:23 – Subject Nos. 39,28, 36

Isaiah 45:24 – Subject Nos. 40,39

Isaiah 45:25 – Subject Nos. 15,28

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