You are in error.
Jesus, the Word of God is doing the talking in Isaiah and he is definately not talking about Mohammed. Now I will show the testimony that Jesus gave
regarding the true servant, John the Baptist, who is the forerunner of the anointed (Messiah).
1. Jesus said that John is more than just a prophet.
2. Jesus testified that John is a light.
" After John's messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces. But
what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written: " 'I will send my
messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.' I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one
who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." (All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus' words, acknowledged that
God's way was right, because they had been baptized by John. But the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because
they had not been baptized by John.)" Luke 7:24-30
Straight from the Lord's own mouth, Jesus tells us that John is more than a prophet and of those born of a woman there is noone greater (including
Mohammed). Jesus is himself the spirit of prophecy, so if someone was going to eventually come along and be greater than John - he would have told
us, but he didn't. A person must have John's baptism to understand and acknowledge God's way is right. We go down in the water, then God draws
"If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid. There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
"You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved. John was a lamp
that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light. "I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the
Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me." John 5:31-36
Now, I know this is a hard teaching for my fellow christians because everyone teaches and preaches that the servant songs are about the Messiah. But
the word Messiah is never used in the servant songs. Before you just dismiss this, I want you to please take into consideration, that if the baptism
of the Holy Spirit Jesus gives is a true spiritual phenomena, then there must be a spiritual role for the forerunner. Everything Jesus did in the
physical was done so we can enjoy and understand the spiritual.
Before Jesus can come to us, to cleanse us, the forerunner must come and announce his arrival. Some of you deep down know I am speaking to you
spiritually. What identifies the servant who comes to us in a spiritual form is that he is headless:
He will not shout or cry out (because he can't)
or raise his voice (because he can't)
he has no beauty or majesty to atrract us to him (absolutely nothing there)
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him (absolutely nothing therre)
Here is a rare case, where I will step outside of the canon for you to consider and ponder something. I believe the Gospel of Thomas are true words
Jesus spoke. Something Jesus states about John in the text proves to me beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they are Jesus' words and it is found in
"From Adam to John the Baptist, among those born of women, no one is so much greater than John the Baptist that his eyes should not be averted. But I
have said that whoever among you becomes a child will recognize the (Father's) kingdom and will become greater than John."
We find a familiar reoccurence in the canon about him being the greatest but it's the part about averting ones eyes, that aligns like hand and glove
with the servant found in Isaiah:
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Isa 53:3
I had a vision almost 30 years ago. Not that you have to believe it but I'm going to offer it up for you to ponder. Having dreams and visions are
quite normal for christians. I don't have many but when I do, they have a lasting impact with me.
I was lying in bed, on the edge of sleep, just spooning away with my husband. There was a nightlight on and the room was dimly lit. I was behind my
husband all snuggled up with my arm draped over him when suddenly someone very gently picked my hand up by the wrist and lifted my arm up so that it
was just there suspended. I wasn't asleep and it took a second to register, that if my husband is in bed next to me and my house is locked up -
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