“Who has believed?” Pt 4

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

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)

Vs 7 OPPRESSED AND AFFLICTED & Vs 8 “the stroke”
10 But the Lord was pleased To crush (Bruise) Him, putting Him to (Sickness)

THESE WORDS HAVE THE PICTURE OF BEING HIT BY SOMETHING

SICKNESS IS REFERRED TO AS A CURSE

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

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.

THE DEVIL ONLY HAS A LEGAL RIGHT TO OPPRESS THE GUILTY, TO AFFLICT THE UNRIGHTEOUS!

Acts 22 – Story of Paul in Jerusalem and there was an uproar in the temple and the religious people were about to kill him. The roman soldiers took him

24 the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, stating that he should be examined by scourging so that he might find out the reason why they were shouting against him that way.
25 But when they stretched him out with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, “Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman and uncondemned?”
26 When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and told him, saying, “What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman.”
27 The commander came and said to him, “Tell me, are you a Roman?” And he said, “Yes.” 28 The commander answered, “I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money.” And Paul said, “But I was actually born a citizen.”
29 Therefore those who were about to examine him immediately let go of him; and the commander also was afraid when he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had put him in chains.

Rev 12:11 They overcame the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony

HE WAS SILENT SO WE COULD SPEAK! HE SUFFERED SO WE COULD BE HEALED. HE TOOK IT SO WE COULD BE FREE!

YOU HAVE TO RISE UP AND SAY, “I AM THE REDEEMED”. Ps 107:2