“Who has believed?” Pt 3

Isaiah 33:24 And no resident will say, “I am sick”; The people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity.

 

YOU CANNOT BOLDLY RECEIVE BY FAITH WHAT YOU ARE NOT SURE BELONGS TO YOU.

 

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our message (Report)? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

 

THE ARM OF THE LORD IS SYMBOLIC AND REPRESENTS THE MANIFEST POWER OF GOD.

Isaiah 51:9 IT IS THE STRENGHT OF GOD.

52:10 IT IS THE SALVATION OF GOD

 

Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of Pains and acquainted with Sickness; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 4 Surely our Sicknesses He Himself bore, And our Pains He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 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.

 

NOTICE THE WORDS – STRICKEN, SMITTEN, AFFLICTED, PIERCED, CRUSHED (BRUISED), CHASTENING, SCOURGING (STRIPES)

 

THESE WORDS HAVE THE CONOTATION OF BEING HIT BY SOMETHING

 

THE WORD STRIPES – SCOURGING IS ACTUALLY THE WORD BRUISE

 

1 Pet 2:24 By his stripes (Bruise) This word is only used once in NT.

 

6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him

 

7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?

 

9 His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His deaths, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth. 10 But the Lord was pleased To crush (Bruise) Him, putting Him to (Sickness); If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand. 11 As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the spoil with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.

 

THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE SICKNESS IS REFERRED TO AS A CURSE

 

THE CURSE IS PUNISHMENT FOR BREAKING GOD’S LAWS.  (REBELLION OR DISOBEDIENCE)

 

GOD IS A JUST GOD – Rom 3:4

 

SICKNESS, DISEASE AND PLAGUES ARE USED IN TERMS OF SCOURGING OR BEATING OR A WHIPPING

 

Deut 28:27 The Lord will smite you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors and with the scab and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed. 28 The Lord will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart;

 

TO SMITE IS TO STRIKE… TO HIT SOMETHING

 

Micah 6:13 So also I will make you sick, striking you down,

Desolating you because of your sins.

 

Hosea 6:1 Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.

 

ACCORDING TO Is 53 JESUS WAS SMITTEN AND AFFLICTED OF GOD.

 

GOD WAS STRIKING HIM WITH THE SPIRITUAL SOURCE AND CAUSE OF ALL SICKNESS AND DISEASE

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