And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body (Rom. 8:23 KJV) Our salvation is both finished and unfinished! Christ’s work on the earth is completed, but its execution is still unfolding. There
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth (Isa. 53:7 KJV) Jesus was charged with crimes He did not commit, and He remained silent before His
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief (Isa. 53:3 KJV) Isaiah 53 gives us a prophetic picture of the sufferings and pains that the Savior had to bear for our salvation. He is aptly described as a Man of sorrows. He did not only experience sorrow but
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me (Jn. 8:42 ESV). Why did Jesus come to the earth, only to die at the age of 33? The answer to this
“He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.” (Isa. 53:11 NKJ.) Isaiah 53 is such a dear chapter to my heart. It reminds me of the price Jesus had to pay so I could be free to
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. (Isa. 53:5 NAS) Do not allow yourself to forget about the sacrifice Jesus paid for our salvation. Christianity is truly all about Him. It is mere
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. (Heb. 2:17) God did not save us at a distance. He was personally involved with our freedom.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isa. 53:5 NIV) Jesus had to suffer and bear the sins of the whole world, whether now saved or not. He died in our place, as