“The Gentile shall seek Him” Isaiah 11
1. The Prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ
a) His birth
b) His life
c) His ministry
2. Appreciating the prophecies
c) Miraculous in their fulfilment
MINISTRY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST SUMMARISED
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:10-13
1. The Lord Jesus came into the world
a) The world did not know Him
b) They did not acknowledge Him
c) They reject Him
2. The Lord Jesus came to Israel (His own)
a) They did not receive Him
b) They also rejected Him
3. There were some individuals who received Him
a) To these, He gave “the right” (authority) to become sons of God
b) To all who believe in Him as their Saviour
c) They are given a new birth by the will of God
d) They are the children of God
THE SALVATION OF THE GENTILES
“And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse,
Who shall stand as a banner to the people;
For the Gentiles shall seek Him,
And His resting place shall be glorious.” Isaiah 11:10
“Behold! My Servant whom I uphold,
My Elect One in whom My soul delights!
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. Isaiah 42:1
Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob,
And to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles,
That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth Isaiah 49:6
1. Reaching out to Gentiles was prophesied Isaiah 11:10
2. Gentiles were in God’s salvation plan
3. The Gentiles shall seek Him even if Israel rejects the Lord Jesus
4. The Saviour will bring forth justice to the Gentiles Isaiah 42:1
5. The Lord Jesus will be a light to the Gentiles as well Isaiah 49:6
MINISTRY TO THE GENTILES
44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.
45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy;
and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul.
46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first;
but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
47 For so the Lord has commanded us:
‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles,
That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ”
48 Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord.
And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.
49 And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region Acts 13:44-49
1. Many Jews had rejected the Gospel
2. Paul cited Isaiah 49:6
He and Barnabas would turn to the Gentiles
3. This statement of turning to the Gentiles was stated again Acts 18:6
4. Response of the Gentiles
a) The Gentiles were glad
b) They glorified the word of the Lord
5. The Church at large today is essentially made up of Gentiles
1. The outstanding grace and mercy of God
a) To Israel
b) To Gentiles
c) To be appreciated afresh
2. Things to rejoice in greatly
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free,
there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29
a) We are all sons of God
b) We are Christ’s
c) We are heirs according to God’s promise