“Two Kings” is a sermon I preached at Preakness Valley United Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ, on July 31, 2011. The text is Isaiah 7.
Here is the MP3 audio (29:33, 27.7 MB), and an excerpt:
Ahaz is a type of Adam: he receives a direct word from God with a promise, but he does not trust God, and is then overwhelmed by the consequences of his sin. Hezekiah is a type of Christ: he calls on God in time of trouble, receives a direct word from God with a promise, and then his enemies are overwhelmed.
Likewise, Isaiah’s sons are types of Christ. Remember Isaiah’s older son from 7:3, named “She’ar Yashuv”? This means, “A remnant will return.” Built into God’s promise of judgment was a promise of forgiveness and restoration that would ultimately come through God’s own son, Jesus. Isaiah’s second son, Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, is also a type of Christ, whose birth is a sign from God.
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