Summary: The Old Testament Names of Jesus
1. WORD (John 1:1). Eternal Name.
a. When did the Word begin? (John 1:1).
b. With whom did the Word have fellowship?
c. To whom was the Word equal?
d. What did the Word create? (1:3).
e. What two spiritual factors did the Word give? (1:4).
f. How did the Word become human? (1:14).
g. Describe His humanity (1:14).
2. SEED (Gen. 3:15). Law of First Reference.
a. Does a woman have a seed?
b. What does this imply?
c. What does the seed do?
d. What is done to the seed?
3. SHILOH (Gen. 49:10). First Name in Old Testament.
a. What dose Shiloh mean? Peace maker.
b. What will Shiloh do? Royal tribe and scepter rule and royal character.
4. DAYSPRING from on High (Luke 1:76-79).
a. Dayspring (Anatole) a rising light or sunrise. The point on the eastern horizon where the sun rises.
b. What is known about the Dayspring? Will visit us and gives light and takes away darkness and guides our feet.
5. SON (Isaiah 7:14).
a. He shall come as a human, born of a virgin that will be a sign to His people.
b. This was a miraculous conception, (Matt. 1:18), “Before they came together,” (1:18), she was found with child of the Holy Ghost,” (1:20). That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost,” (1:23). “A virgin shall be with child,” (1:25). “And knew her not till she had brought forth her first born Son.”
6. IMMANUEL (Old Testament – Isaiah 7:14), EMMANUEL (New Testament).
a. What does Immanuel mean? God with us.
b. When is God’s presence promised to His people? When we believe and receive Him.
c. What is Christ’s promise to believers? (John 14:20-21, 23). Indwelling.
7. CHILD (Isaiah 9:6).
The Child is born, but the Son is given. This speaks of supernatural conception but natural development.
8. WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR (Isa. 9:6).
a. Isaiah gives four compound names to the Messiah.
b. What does wonderful mean? Supernatural, and revealing, and glorifies God.
c. The mystery of the Kenosis is that the Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent Son of God voluntarily limited these attributes and trusted His Father in all things.
d. How can the counsel of the Lord be described? (Isa. 28:29). Supernatural in content and outstanding in application.
9. THE MIGHTY GOD (Isa. 9:6).
a. Jesus is El Gibbor (the Omnipotent God) of the Old Testament.
b. What is available to believers? Phil. 4:13. Powerful ability.
10. THE EVERLASTING FATHER (Isa. 9:6).
a. Jesus is called “Father of eternity.” He is not called Father as a title, but as a descriptive metaphor, as in a founding Father. As such, Jesus is the founder of eternity, existing before it. Since time is the sequence of events, Jesus founded time.
b. The name Father is a New Testament designation of the First Person of the Trinity. Jesus gave the name meaning.
Wonderful Counselor – Omniscience
Mighty God – Omnipotence
Everlasting Father – Omnipresence
11. THE PRINCE OF PEACE (Isa. 9:6).
a. A prince is a son waiting to be king.
b. There are two definitions of peace, end of conflict (Eph. 2:14), is salvation and tranquilly (Eph. 2:17), is sanctification.
If you have never really accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, would you do it right now? Do not delay or put it off. If you would like to receive Christ by faith, pray this simple prayer in your heart:
Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died for my sins on the cross, and rose again the third day. I repent of my sins. By faith I receive the Lord Jesus as my Savior. You promised to save me, and I believe You, because You are God and cannot lie. I believe right now that the Lord Jesus is my personal Savior, and that all my sins are forgiven through His precious blood. I thank You, dear Lord, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, God heard you and saved you. I personally want to welcome you to the family of God and rejoice with you.
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