2 SAMUEL 7:14 “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son.” This son of David will also be the son of God. It is quoted in Hebrews 1:5 to show the superiority of Jesus to angels. God is a Father, and He has a Son.
PSALM 2:7 “I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, ‘You are my Son; today I have begotten you.’” This is quoted in Acts 13 to establish the resurrection of Jesus. It is referenced in Hebrews 1:5 to demonstrate Christ’s superiority to angels and in Hebrews 5:5 to speak of the high priestly ministry of Jesus. Prophets like David saw it in the spirit.
PSALM 2:11,12 “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” This shows that God’s Son is not just an heir–He is co-regent, with authority to judge.
ISAIAH 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Two marks of Christ’s divinity are shown in this prophecy, given by Isaiah 700 years before Christ: 1) that he would be miraculously born of a virgin and therefore not inheriting a sin nature, and 2) that he would be called a name meaning “God is with us.” Jesus was fully God and fully man, even in the womb.
ISAIAH 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”
The names given to this child clearly show that he was and is God. No one calls a boy Mighty God or Everlasting Father. Surprising that this Scripture was not quoted in the New Testament.
DANIEL 3:25 “I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods.” King Nebuchadnezzar was not used to dealing with young men who 1) defied his commands, then 2) chose the furnace to bowing down. His furious mood changed to astonishment when he sees them walking in the flames and not being burned and a fourth joining them. And he looks like a son of the gods, his way of saying that he is more than human. The pre-incarnate Christ showed up in the furnace with them because they had uncompromising obedience and astounding faith in God’s ability to deliver them.
MICAH 5:2 “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.” The priests used this Scripture to direct the wise men to the miracle of the ages, but they didn’t budge five miles away. Better to be a seeker than a sitter!