“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18)
It is imperative that the child of God reason upon the writings of Isaiah in view of the “spirit of prophecy;” that is, “the testimony of Jesus” (Rev 19:10). Not every single word of God is a direct reference to Jesus Himself, as brother Albert Stoner has pointed out, but it is a context through which the Lord is able to speak to us of His Son.
While Isaiah served his generation faithfully according to the will of God, we can see that he was not entirely ministering to them “but to us” who understand them in the light of the gospel of Christ (1 Pet 1:12). With great precision and careful articulation, brother Al sheds the light of the gospel on these precious prophecies recorded by Isaiah the prophet.
As I perceive it, brother Al has been gifted in making connections between the Apostles’ doctrine and the fulfillment of those things “which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms” concerning Jesus (Lk 24:44). He is a masterful writer who will continually call you up higher to think on things from a heavenly perspective. And let the reader be sure that brother Al’s doctrine is adorned by his manner of life.
The Prophecies of Christ in Isaiah will bless all those who have been given ears to hear the gospel. In this document, as in the book of Isaiah, you will find words of hope, a message of peace, admonitions to flee ungodliness, and exhortations to cling to Christ with purpose of heart. We commend this book and this brother to the church of God and we wait in anticipation for additional writings concerning the prophecies of Christ.
– brother Pat Woods