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Did the early prophets say that Jesus will be God?

For many people, the exceptional nature of Jesus remains a mystery. It is possible to have a look at prophecies of earlier prophets about Jesus in the Bible to get an impression about the position of Jesus the Messiah.

Moses

Moses prophesied that Jesus Christ would be the "seed of the woman" that would the head of the devil. Only God can destroy the devil. Jesus is God.

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel." (Genesis 3:15).

Isaiah

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD (Isaiah 11:2).

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, (Isaiah 61:1).

“Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” ( Isaiah 9:5-7).

Jesus Christ would be born of a virgin and called Immanuel. The meaning of Immanuel is God with us:

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.(Isaiah 7:14).

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him-- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD-- and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. (Isaiah 11:1-5).

Jeremiah

"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel

Conclusion

A number of prophets before Jesus, including Moses, Isaiah and Jeremiah have given descriptions about the Messiah. They proclaimed that Jesus will be more than a prophet or messenger. The prophecies of Jesus' extraordinary attributes no human beings has, may draw the conclusion that the Messiah, who was born in Mary has divine attributes.

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