41 These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.
41 These things Isaiah said
Isaiah saw the glory of the Messiah in a vision. He saw the deity of Christ as Jehovah.
when he saw His [Jehovah’s] glory and spoke of Him [Jesus].
In the Isaiah passage the “glory” was Jehovah’s. John applied the identity of Jehovah to Jesus. Since the role of the Logos in the trinity is to reveal, there is a clear analogy of Jehovah to Jesus. Isaiah 6:3 made reference to the glory of Jehovah. It is clear that Isaiah had Jesus in view.
The quotation from Isaiah 53:1 shows an analogy between the Suffering Servant and Jesus. In Isaiah 6:3 Isaiah saw “Yahweh of hosts [armies].” The conclusion is that Jesus is Jehovah. Jesus is Jehovah God (Jn 1:18; 10:30; 20:28; Co 2:9). The “glory” of Christ is His supernatural splendor. Jesus used this term for His manifested glory in John 1:14. Jesus is God’s glory.
Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New.
Isaiah saw that the pre-incarnate glory of Jesus was Jehovah Himself. God reveals Himself through the agency of His Son, the Word (Jn 1:1,14, 18).
The Suffering Servant is the executor of God’s judicial hardening. What Isaiah saw in the temple was Jesus’ pre-incarnate glory, the glory of His pre-existence in His humanity (cf. 1 Co 10:4).
People of Jesus’ day were the objects of Isaiah’s prediction. Both people of Isaiah’s and of Christ’s day refused to believe the credentials God gave about the authenticity of Christ. They developed a pattern of rejecting the truth that is in Jesus.