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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Behold, My Servant

This is something I had previously posted in my Facebook Notes and wanted to share it here, too.

Behold My Servant, Whom I uphold: Mine Elect, in Whom My soul delights; I have put My Spirit upon Him: He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall He not break, and the smoking flax shall He not quench: He shall bring forth judgment unto Truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till He have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for His law. Isaiah 42:1-4
Isaiah 42:1


 

Thus saith God The Lord, He that created the heavens, and stretched them out; He that spreads forth the earth,a nd that which comes out of it; He that gives breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: Isaiah 42:5

I the Lord have called Thee in righteousness, and will hold Thine hand, and will keep Thee, and give Thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. Isaiah 42:6,7
Isaiah 42:6-8


Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. Many are at astonished at Him; His appearance so marred more than any other man, and His form more than the sons of men: So shall He sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. Isaiah 52:13-15
Isaiah 52:14 


     Who has believed our report? and to whom is The Arm of The Lord revealed? For He shall grow up as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground: He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected of men; a Man of Sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
Isaiah 53:1-3 Matthew 27:27




Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:4-6

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 silent, so He opens not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation? for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of My people was He stricken. John 1:29 ...Behold The Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.
Isaiah 52:14

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is is just mention as 'crucified' in our Bibles. Further study reveals that this crucifixion was worse than any other. Isaiah 52:14 tells us that God's Servant would be marred more than any other man. Jesus was nailed to the cross. Nails that went through His flesh and into the wood behind Him. Nails that were pounded repeatedly until the haters were sure that He would remain on the cross and not fall off of it. One nail was driven into each hand and one nail was driven into His feet.
God's Servant was beaten beyond recognition Matthew 27:26-31 Pilate releases a violent criminal and delivers Jesus to his soldiers to be crucified after Pilate's men had scourged Him, or beaten Him. His clothing was removed from Him and they threw a scarlet robe around His bleeding, bloody, bruised body. The mockers made a crown of thorns and put it on His head. It was not just placed or sitting lightly; the crown of thorns was forced into the top of His head, that it might not fall off during His crucifixion. Blood rained down the face of God's Servant and into the already open wounds on His body.
The Roman soldiers then bowed their knee before Him, in a mockery of submission, saying "Hail, King of the Jews!" They spit on Him, took a reed, which was used to smack Him on the head. Then they took the robe from Him, put His own clothes back on His bloody body and brought Him to the cross He would be nailed to. But first God's Servant had to carry the cross through crowd-lined streets, where people were calling for His death. Unpaved, dirty dusty streets that caused His open wounds to ache even more. The severe pain and stress were more than He could physically bear, and beneath the weight of the cross, God's Servant dropped to the ground. Another man was called from the crowded street to carry the cross for Him: up the hill and to the hilltop. Where they crucified Him.
Behold, My Servant

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