Some of the prophecies about Christ make it clear that he is more than man. Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the princedom will be upon his shoulders, and his name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” No plainer words could be used to express his deity. Again, although often designated as the son of David, this implied more than an earthly descendant of David. The Lord makes this plain by quoting the words of David in Psalm 110:1, “The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand until I put thy enemies as thy footstool” (Matt. 22:43, 44). That an angelic Being is not meant is shown by Hebrews 1:13, “But to what angel has he ever said: ‘Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies thy footstool.’ ” Peter also quotes this passage in his sermon on the day of Pentecost to prove the Lordship and Messiahship of Jesus (Acts 2:34, 35).
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