Understanding Prophecy - 1st Coming of Christ - David Yamartino - 13 Para

Understand Not (43:1)

Verse from Old Testament (43:2)

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. (isa 6:9) (43:3) see

Predictions (43:4)

None, as far as I can see. This just appears to be a statement (43:5)

Fulfillment (43:6)

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given (43:7)

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath (43:8)

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand (43:9)

And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: (mat 13:11-14) (43:10) see

Commentary (43:11)

This prophecy refers not to Christ directly, but to "them", the people of Christ's time. It is a reference to their having attained the presence of the Holy One, having heard His words and witnessed His person, yet not having realized the significance of the privilege they were given, or having benefited from it (43:12)

Once again, I see no help here for the seeker (43:13)

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Understanding Prophecy - 1st Coming of Christ - David Yamartino