Isaiah manuscript

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Isaiah 52 and 53

Previously, "The Jewish Element" talked about the High Priest emerging from the Temple's Holy of Holies, the room of God's Presence. It was always a question whether the priest could survive, as in LIVE, to tell the people of God's mercy in accepting their animal sacrifice for their sins. WAS IT PERFECT ENOUGH?
Clothed in white linen, as the High Priest of Leviticus 16:3-4 was instructed, Jesus was buried and on the third day, rose from the grave to assure the world of God’s sealed approval. THE GREATEST SACRIFICE HAD BEEN PERFECT ENOUGH! Jesus Christ, the Messiah, had been led out of the city to a hill in the wilderness because He is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” (~John 1:29) in the very same way an animal had been taken out of Jerusalem year after year on the Day of Atonement as an act of removing the people's sins, at least for a while. This time, the Scapegoat took them away forever, if you can grasp it.

“As many were astonished at You—His appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and His form beyond that of the children of mankind—so shall He sprinkle many nations…
"Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed…
"Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush Him; He was put to grief; when His soul makes an offering for sin, He shall see His offspring; He shall prolong His days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. Out of the anguish of His soul He shall see and be satisfied; by His knowledge shall the Righteous One, My Servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and He shall bear their iniquities.” ~Isaiah 52:14-15a; 53:4-6 and 10-11 (NASB)

Ye are forgiven, only believe. Put on His robe of righteousness and strive to sin no more. Amen.

“Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
~Jesus Christ (Luke 24:39)

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