Isaiah 8:19,20

Isaiah 8:19,20 (KJV)
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Who Do You Trust For Answers?

Why put your trust in the things of this world that will soon shrivel up and turn to dust one day? These things will eventually fail you, if it is not in God.

God’s judgments Are Upon The Wicked

God said that although the people, in his time, may not agree with his stance on God and His laws, he had no need to fear them, but to stay firm in his faith.

Isaiah 8:16,17 (KJV)

Isaiah 8:16,17 (KJV)
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Isaiah 8:11-13 (KJV)

Isaiah 8:11-13 (KJV)
11 For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

Isaiah 8:17

Isaiah 8:17 (KJV)
17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

O Come Emmanuel

700 years after Isaiah, the prophesy of Immanuel was fulfilled. Unto Mary, and her husband Joseph, did the Lord Jesus come into this world.

Isaiah 8:7,8

Isaiah 8:7,8 (KJV)
7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:
8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.

Immanuel, God With Us

So to answer this question on who Immanuel was or meant to be, we will read from a portion of Isaiah, chapter 8.

The Prophesy And Fulfillment Of Immanuel

The prophesy of the Lord’s birth, in Isaiah 7 and 8, was fulfilled in Matthew 1. The wait was finally over. The birth of the Messiah had finally come to pass.