John 12:35-41, Isaiah 6:1-10 — The response to Jesus’ public ministry of proclamation was generally one of unbelief. The people of Judea and Galilee did not believe that He was the Messiah, the Son of God. The Apostle John tells us that this response was in-keeping with what the prophet Isaiah had said some 700 years earlier. John also tells us that Isaiah made this prophecy when he saw Jesus’ glory.
If we want to know who the child laying in the manger really is, we need to take some time to see the Person Isaiah saw in “the year that King Uzziah died…”