In my study I have come up with eight titles and descriptions of Christ, which will be used in the millennial kingdom that depicts His deity. In this post we will look at the title simply called Branch.
This title may seem odd, however, it gives us a vivid picture of His origin, His humble life, and His glory. First of all then, in this picture we see that God has caused His human life to spring forth from the roots and stem of Jesse and David. And because He is descended from them, this is a validation to us that He is the Messiah; so He is called “a righteous Branch of David.”
‘ Behold, days are coming,’ declares the Lord,’ when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 ‘In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth.
(Read also Isaiah 11:1-2 and Jerimiah 23:5-6.)
This righteous Branch is also called My Servant the Branch. Here, this title speaks of His complete obedience (Zech. 3:8), and also of His humble beginnings, in which He grew up before His Father “like a tender shoot; and like a root out of dry ground” (Isa. 53:2). This title My Servant the Branch, and My Servant Israel (Isa. 42:1; 49:3) also depicts Him as God’s chosen one, the Messiah.
Thirdly, this title, referred to in Isaiah 4:2, as Branch of the Lord gives us, I think, the most vivid and beautiful picture of Him. For it says in Isaiah 4:2, “In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious,” Hence, in that day (in the millennium) He will be as a beautiful branch that bears the fruit of God, because of His connection to the Vine—His Father. And as is indicated in John 15:5, all those who abide in Him as the Branch, will bear much fruit. What a beautiful picture of our Lord—and also of those who abide in Him.