Isaiah- How Long O Lord?

In the year King Uzziah died, a member of the royal family of Judah received a startling vision. He heard the voice of the Lord asking, “Who shall I send?” Isaiah said, “Here I am, send me!” The Lord sent Isaiah telling him what to say to the people but also advising, “They will not listen.” To which Isaiah said, “How long O Lord!”

Isaiah is known as one of the greatest prophets of the Bible. His name means “YHWH (the LORD) is salvation.” He lived in Jerusalem and the prophecies God gave him were directed toward Israel, Judah and other nations. Jewish tradition says he was of royal descent, and he may have been a cousin to King Uzziah and appears to have direct contact with the kings of Judah in Jerusalem.

This great prophet ministered then as he was called and now to us as we here the call, “Who shall I send!”


Question of the week? Why is Isaiah called the “Messianic Prophet?”


Answer: Isaiah is often referred to as “The Messianic Prophet”, because of his many prophecies that were fulfilled in Jesus.  The New Testament quotes and applies more scriptures from the book of Isaiah than any other Old Testament prophet.