Watch Live

What Child is This

“Child of Prophecy” Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7

Date:December 25, 2022
Author: Wayne J. Edwards



Today, people all over the world are asking the question, “What Child is This?” In his “woke” address, without speaking His name, President Biden referred to Jesus as “A Child Christians Believe to Be the Son of God.”

With all due respect, Mr. President, over 300 specific prophecies in the Old Testament were fulfilled in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, and a few more left to be fulfilled when He soon returns to earth as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Here are a few of the more notable messianic prophecies Jesus fulfilled.

  • He was born in Bethlehem.
  • His public ministry was preceded by a messenger (John the Baptist).
  • He entered Jerusalem on a donkey.
  • He was betrayed by a friend who received thirty pieces of silver.
  • He was silent before His accusers.
  • He died in the manner Romans used for criminals (crucifixion), during which they pierced His hands and feet.

In his book, Science Speaks, Peter stoner said, the chance of any man fulfilling only a portion of those prophecies would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000 – that’s 100 quadrillion.

We will explain this further in our final sermon in this series, “What Child is This? Child of Prophecy.” The brief sermon study guide is attached.

Download the following translated Sermon guides:

English translated Sermon Guide
Spanish translated Sermon Guide
Portugal translated Sermon Guide
Filipino translated Sermon Guide
Swahili translated Sermon Guide
Heritage Baptist Church Sermon

What Child Is This?
“Child of Prophecy”

Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7

Wayne J. Edwards, Pastor

   The Bible uses the contrast between light and darkness to illustrate the difference Jesus makes in the lives of those who receive Him as their Savior and surrender unto Him as their Lord – it’s the difference between those who are saved and those who are lost.

  • Isaiah grew up in a day when the brightness of prosperity was shining on the nation of Israel. The Kings of Judah and Israel were following God’s leadership, and He was blessing them.
  • Isaiah lived to see the darkness of deception and depravity permeate the lives of several generations. Because of the wicked kings, the people removed all restraints and returned to their worship of idols, including sacrificing their children to false gods.
  • In Chapter 8:17, 21-22, Isaiah said God turned His face from His own people because they had turned to other gods.
  • In Chapter 9:1-7, God allowed Isaiah to see 700 years into the future when God would pierce the darkness of man’s depravity with the Light of His redeeming love.
  • Isaiah 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.”
  • Isaiah 9:6 – “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given…and His name will be called:”
    • “Wonderful Counselor”- Jesus had the wisdom of God.
    • “Mighty God” – Jesus had the power of God.
    • “Everlasting Father” – Jesus was the source of all creation.
    • “Prince of Peace” – Jesus brought peace between God and man.
    • Isaiah 9:6-7 – “And the government will be upon His shoulder. Of the increase of His government and peace, there shall be no end. Upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth, even for evermore!”
      • God made a covenant with David that his son would sit on the throne of Israel and rule and reign in righteousness forever.
      • This final prophecy of Isaiah will be fulfilled when Jesus comes again and establishes His Kingdom upon this earth as it now is in heaven, and of that Kingdom, there will be no end. Hallelujah!