Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth: Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.
MESSIAH THE LIGHT OF SALVATION TO THE GENTILES
The Gentiles are the non-Hebrew people. This prophecy states that the Messiah will bring salvation not only to Israel, but for the Gentiles as well. This is true today as well as in the age to come when Jesus Christ will rule from Jerusalem on earth.
A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES
Isa 42:6 “I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,
Isa 42:7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
Isa 42:8 “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.
THE SERVANT OF THE LORD
Isa 49:6 he says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”
Luk 2:31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
Luk 2:32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”
IN PISIDIAN ANTIOCH
44 AD (U)
Act 13:47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “ ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ”
WILL BE FULFILLED
ISRAEL GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE
ONE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN
Zec 8:22 And many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the LORD Almighty and to entreat him.”
Zec 8:23 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In those days ten people from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.’ ”
Prophecies declared are in blue, prophecies fulfilled are in red, prophecies currently being fulfilled are in green, and prophecies to be fulfilled are in orange. Bold historical context dates are from Jeff Swanson's The Plan dating system, and dates marked (U) are Archbishop Ussher's 1658 dating system. ** The date of this prophecy is in its referential context: the verse has been moved to the time frame of its contextual orientation.