Monday Morning Prophecy #70 – The Messiah Would Not Draw Attention to Himself



Despite his bold mission, and title, and origin, the Old Testament tells us that the Messiah would do nothing to draw attention to himself.

Old Testament Prophecy

He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. [Isaiah 42:2 NIV]

New Testament Fulfillment

Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” [Matthew 8:4 NIV]

and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” [Matthew 9:30 NIV]

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. [Matthew 11:29 NIV]

Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick, warning them not to tell who he was. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory. In his name the nations will put their hope.” [Matthew 12:15-21 NIV]

Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ. [Matthew 16:20 NIV]

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