Friday, March 11, 2016

"The Suffering and Glory of the Servant"

“The Suffering and Glory of the Servant”


See, my Servant will act wisely; He will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.  Just as there were many who were appalled at Him--- His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being, and His form marred beyond human likeness---so He will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of Him.  For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.          Isaiah 52:13-15


These verses of Scripture refers to the Lord Jesus Christ.  In verse thirteen, we see Him in two very IMPORTANT ways.  (1) He was God’s Servant and acted WISELY by doing the will of God.  (2) He was RAISED and LIFTED UP and HIGHLY EXALTED, which speaks of His EXALTATION at the RIGHT hand of God.


The “MANY” who were appalled at Him, could possibly be the people of “MANY NATIONS” and their “kings.”  Jesus was ordinary in His appearance, but at the hands of the Roman guards, His appearance was disfigured beyond that of any human being, He was so beaten PHYSICALLY that His very form was beyond human likeness. 


Those who have REJECTED Him, because they thought of Him as being UNIMPORTANT, will be ASTOUNDED when they see Him at His SECOND COMING, then they will have a whole NEW perspective of Him, a little too late. 


In verse fifteen, we see Jesus as the GREAT HIGH PRIEST, taking on the work of the High Priest’s duties.  He will SPRINKLE the people of MANY nations, this is an act of the “cleansing of sins.”  The difference is He will use His OWN blood to do the act of cleansing them from their sins. The blood that was shed on an old, rugged cross for the REDEMPTION of mankind.  The one, that they thought to be UNIMPORTANT will provide the MOST IMPORTANT thing for the “many nations,” and their “kings,” the very act of CLEANSING them from their sins, and making them RIGHTEOUS before Almighty God. 


The kings will shut their mouths, because of their miscalculation of who He REALLY is.  Coming to the REALIZATION of their GREAT mistake, they will be SPEECHLESS.  Seeing Him EXALTED in ALL of His GLORY, at His Second Coming, they will FINALLY understand and see Him as He TRULY is. 

If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you have not been “sprinkled” by His precious, LIFE-GIVING blood, and you don’t FULLY and TRULY know who He REALLY is.  Your destiny is a place called HELL, void of ANYTHING good.  But you are given the opportunity to change your destination, NOW, by:  CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus SUFFERED and DIED for the CLEANSING OF YOUR sins. And is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and come to the SAVING KNOWLEDGE of Jesus Christ.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!




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