Throughout the ages God selected a chosen few to be His messengers, to deliver His words and commands to all mankind. And there is one special messenger that the Lord used to bring the good news of the coming of the Messiah. Some of the greatest prophecies concerning Christ were allowed to be spoken from the lips of this man. He is known as Isaiah the prophet.
      Now many ages have gone by since Isaiah last wrote down the Lord's Word. But just recently a clay impression belonging to the very prophet himself was uncovered in Jerusalem.
Isaiah Seal
Isaiah the Prophet Seal
      And what's even more interesting was that it was found just 10 feet away from where evidence from another important Biblical figure was made just a few years earlier. That was the uncovering of King Hezekiah`s clay seal impression.
Hezekiah Seal
Hezekiah Seal
      And it is very fitting that both men's seals were found so close together, because both men prayed and served the Lord side by side during their time.
      We see this in Isaiah 38:4-6 which says: "Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city"
      Also in 2 Chronicles 32:20-21: "And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven. And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria.
The greatest prophecy spoken by Isaiah foreshadowing that Christ would be wounded for our sins, bearing our sins on the cross:  
 
"He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked- But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in mouth.
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.  
Isaiah 53:5-12
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Hezekiah Seal
Isaiah Seal
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The Holy Bible, Author: The Lord God
Scripture taken from the New King James Version unless noted.
 
Artwork: “Hezekiah Inscription” based upon photos and drawings
Artist: John Argubright
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