Isaiah Saw Jesus’ Glory – John 12:41
How can God be holy and gracious? How can He be just and merciful at the same time? Answer: Jesus. John says that Isaiah saw Jesus when he saw both the suffering servant of Isaiah 53 and the enthroned and exalted king of Isaiah 6, and John says that Isaiah wrote of Jesus in these two chapters. There isn’t any statement in Isaiah 6 or Isaiah 53 about Jesus… except all of it. Jesus is the Holy God who requires a punishment for sin and then mercifully bears that punishment Himself as our substitute. In this sermon Pastor David explains that the Lord’s holiness rightly demands that all sin be dealt with and the Bible teaches that every sin will be paid for in full. Either your sin is paid for by Jesus on the cross or you will pay for it yourself in Hell. In Jesus we recognize the God of justice is the God of mercy. The God of righteousness is the God of grace. The God of Holiness is the God of love.
Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory and spoke of Him. John 12:41