|TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH|
In the context of Isaiah 9, the prophet has declared that God intends to punish Israel utilizing the Assyrians. The invasion of the Assyrians would be terrible and ultimately result in Israel’s anguish and captivity. Amid such gloom and darkness, Isaiah foretells of the light of the Messiah who will rescue and redeem Israel and reign and rule over Israel and the world. Shockingly, Isaiah reveals that the Messiah will come as a Child and a Son (Isaiah 9:6-7). Isaiah provides five prophetic names for the Child. In Semitic culture, a name expresses the nature of an individual. Thus, Isaiah’s use of these five prophetic names describes Who the Child is and what He will do.