A. This doesn’t mean that Jesus was ugly, but it does mean that He did not have the “advantage” of good looks. However, some have taken this to mean that every believer has the right – the promise – to perfect health right now, and if there is any lack of health, it is simply because this promise has not been claimed in faith. ii. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. Jesus gave poor sinners everything. NIV®. We can share in the spoil of Jesus’ victory! He is despised and rejected by men, The constant temptation is to condemn your way of sin, and to justify my way of sin. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Proud member "(Isaiah 53:10c-d) This speaks of the quickly approaching kingdom of heaven where the promise given to Abraham will be actualized. Since God has effectively been debunked, why do people still believe in Him? And who will declare His generation? To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed: In this context of the Messiah’s suffering and agony, this line seems out of place. Is it very dry ground? It would be wrong to think of Him as perpetually sad and morose; indeed, He certainly showed great joy (such as in Luke 10:21). Here, he has in view how the Messiah took our pain upon Himself. And it was this – the becoming of the sin-sacrifice – more than the physical suffering that Jesus dreaded. c. He was numbered with the transgressors: Jesus could never become a sinner; He could never be a transgressor Himself. He shall see it accomplished in the conversion and salvation of sinners. It shows that even in His death, even in His taking the transgressions of God’s people, the Messiah never sinned. iii. The arm of the LORD is a picture of His strength, power, and might. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. The Father judged our iniquity as it was laid on the Son. Up to this point, we might have thought He would only have been severely beaten. For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, You can also change some of your preferences. a. c. He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand: The death, the burial, the offering of the Messiah does not end the story. iii. In this thinking, great stress is laid upon the past tense of this phrase – by His stripes we are healed. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. He is the lamb (53:7) offered for the sins of all people. And the life He lives after His death and burial is glorious; His life shall be lived prospering in the pleasure of the LORD. “These days it appears that we must dress up the gospel to make it attractive. b. All rights reserved worldwide. He was taken from prison and from judgment, i. Even as Jesus was punished as if He were a sinner, He was performing the most holy service unto God the Father ever offered. But the Christ needed not to die at all, so far as he himself was personally concerned. It was the planned, ordained work of the LORD God, prophesied by Isaiah hundreds of years before it happened. That is a glorious reward! They do not constantly joke, but know how to deal with serious subjects in a serious way. d. And by His stripes we are healed: Here, the prophet sees through the centuries to know that the Messiah would be beaten with many stripes (Mark 15:15). As always one should read the passages proceeding and after the one(s) you are wondering about. We give Christ our sin and Christ gives us His righteousness. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The idea of a substitutionary atonement for sin cannot be more specifically stated! Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. i. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, e. And they made His grave with the wicked: Jesus died in the company of the wicked (Luke 23:32-33), and it was the intention of those supervising His execution to cast Him into a common grave with the wicked. "The Lord was pleased to crush him in his infirmity. But the strength, power, and might of God will be expressed in the midst of this suffering, seemingly weak Messiah. It is in his stripes that the healing lies. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Every bit of the suffering and agony was worth it, and brought about a satisfactory result. Who has believed our report: Prophetically, Isaiah anticipates at least two things here. The problem was not in seeing these things, but in only seeing these things. In the Old Testament, people offered animals as a sacrifice for their sins. This passage probably refers to Jesus’ prayers on the cross itself. For He was cut off from the land of the living; This means that when we try to attract people to Jesus through form or comeliness, or beauty, we are using methods that run counter to the nature of Jesus. Isaiah 53 – The Atoning Suffering and Victory of the Messiah “This chapter foretells the sufferings of the Messiah, the end for which he was to die, and the advantages resulting to mankind from that illustrious event… This chapter contains a beautiful summary of the most peculiar and distinguishing doctrines of Christianity.” (Adam Clarke) “If I were to die for any one of you, what would it amount to but that I paid the debt of nature a little sooner than I must ultimately have paid it? But there is no mistaking the point: He is to be cut off from the land of the living. The one for sorrows means physical and mental pain, anguish, grief, and sorrow. He yielded himself up, a willing sacrifice for our sins.” (Spurgeon). We can safely say that God has both aspects of healing in view, and both our physical and spiritual healing is provided for by the suffering of Jesus. "Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him, He hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. Will the world be more atheistic in the future? b. In Isaiah 52, God reminds the Israelites that they had voluntarily left their home and traveled to Egypt (v. She has always endured, even as God promised Abraham. Only Jesus is righteous. If there had been no sinners, there could not have been a Savior. I'm trying to figure out what it actually means.