The final words of Isaiah 53 Part One
In Isaiah 53 : 10 - 12 which will be the last article in two parts for this very special passage in the Bible. In these verses the prophet testifies of the sufferings of Jesus Christ but he also talks about the glory that will follow.
(10) "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. (11) He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities. (12) Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death: And He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
The services and sufferings of Jesus Christ were humiliating. Think of everything Jesus Christ had to go through for us as sinful human beings. His motive was love. More and more I question the motives of others especially if I am involved in the transaction.
According to verse ten He submitted to the frowns of heaven. God the Father allowed His Son to be bruised which left Him grief stricken. They abused Jesus Christ but did not understand that the Son of God was enduring this for their sins. How many times did I speak or act in ignorance? I can not even count.
Jesus Christ substituted Himself in the room of sinners as He sacrificed Himself on the cross. His soul became an offering for sin. "Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28.
According to Isaiah 53:12 He subjected Himself to that which to us is the wages of sin. Jesus Christ poured out His soul to death, poured it out as water and He did this for us as sinners so twe can be redeemed through His shed blood on the cross. This is our salvation through Jesus Christ. The bottom line is the Son of God suffered Himself to be ranked with sinners and yet offered Himself to be an intercessor for sinners. He did both for us.
Jesus Christ was not only counted as a transgressor (in their ridiculous law as an enemy of the state) but He was treated as a malefactor (this would be a person beyond a criminal without hope) executed between two malefactors (really bad people) but notice our Redeemer was in the middle insinuating that Jesus Christ was the worst of the whole crowd. Do you think we live in a truthful world? If your answer is yes you need to take a really hard look at planet earth. Keep in mind this whole thing was brewing for a long time because they accused Him during His life of being a Sabbath breaker, a drunker and a friend to sinners.
When Jesus hung on the cross in total and complete agony He actually prayed for His persecutors Father forgive them because this dying process was all about the forgiveness of sins. What if our Lord prayed, Father pour wrath on these horrible people? This is not what the cross is about because the Son of God desires the transgressions of individuals forgiven. Our job is to ask for forgiveness and truly be contrite regarding our sins but understand this was all made possible when the perfect sacrificial Lamb died on the cross in our place and became the perfect sacrificial atonement for our sins. When true Christians say, "I was forgiven of my sins through the shed blood of Jesus Christ" this is not vengeance but mercy.
This passage says the Redeemer shall have a seed to serve Him and bear up His name. This is actually collaborated in another Old Testament verse, "A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation." Psalm 22:30. We as believers are the seed of Jesus Christ. The Son of God lived to see His seed but the essence of this reality is because Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day so as a result the Son of God is our life.
Jesus Christ shall prolong His days because He will not commit the care of His family to any other because He is our Father. The increase of His government and peace will never end because the Son of God will live forever. The pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand because the purposes and promises of God will come to pass exactly the way the Bible prophesied it to come to pass.
Verse eleven talks about the travail of His soul but Jesus Christ shall be satisfied. There is something about this emotion that is very special because God created us for closure. Did you ever go through a trial when it is constant, never ends and no closure? We become fearful, anxious and troubled in our heart. Let me tell you something we serve a God that will put or allow us to go through tribulations but if we trust Him He will give us closure regardless of the trial. The devil will never give closure because he is all about fear and torture. We need to have enduring faith in Jesus Christ. In the end the travail of the soul of Jesus Christ will be satisfied because He will be with His children and His children will be with Him.
This is the end of Part One so until next time God bless.