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Holy Week- Good Friday- By Jesus Stripes

He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed Isaiah 53:3-5

The prophecy of Isaiah was written over 700 years before Christ was born, the accuracy of this prophecy foretelling the crucifixion of Christ and other details and events that took place are amazing. The story of Good “Holy” Friday can be found in this one chapter of Isaiah

Jesus was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, they believed he was cursed by God, however the truth was he took our curse for us. He was wounded and bruised for our sins, the penalty for our sins fell upon Jesus, the sinless Lamb of God. By Jesus stripes, by his sacrifice on the cross, we can now be reconciled back to our Heavenly Father and have the inner peace of the Holy Spirit

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. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. Isaiah 53:6-8

God layed his wrath for our sin all upon Jesus at the cross, we are all sinners who have gone astray, Jesus was led like a Lamb to the slaughter, he died for our sins and not his own. He took on the penalty for the sins of the world, so we may be justified before God

And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You 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. He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. Isaiah 53:9-11

God the Father poured down his wrath on the sinless Lamb of God to be our atonement for our sins. We may inherit eternal life, because Jesus paid it all for us, he is the suffering servant who will justify all those before God who put their faith in Him

Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.  Isaiah 53:12

Jesus was crucified between two criminals, numbered with the transgressors, Jesus bore the sins and is the intercessor of all those who are Born Again in Christ! 

This Good Friday, take a moment to remember what Christ has done for you, the love He demonstrated on the cross Amen!

Man of Sorrows

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him Isaiah 53:2

Jesus, the Son of God, sent to Earth born of a virgin, born to be the Son of Man just like us. A carpenter’s son that nobody ever looked at twice, a faithful servant for all mankind.

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 53:3

Even though he was the Messiah everyone had waited for, they rejected him because they didn’t want to repent from their sins. Man loved their religion more than they loved God, therefor they decided to murder his only begotten Son who was sent to be there Savior.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4

Even though Jesus was sinless and holy, he took the suffering for our sins. He took the punishment for our transgressions, and everyone blamed his suffering on himself, but he is The Lamb of God, worthy to be praised.

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. Isaiah 53:5

Every mark, every drop of blood was for you, because of his ultimate sacrifice by His stripes we are healed, we are redeemed, all our chains are broken in Jesus Name Amen

Filthy Rags

and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great.” Luke 9:48

There are a lot of people working hard in the name of Jesus for all the wrong reasons. There trying to make a name for themselves, or build a great empire, or even motivated financially. However the truth is all our good deeds are just filthy rags to God (Isaiah 64:6)

Does that mean we should stop doing work for The Lord? No of course not, but we need to stop looking for personal recognition for our works. All the glory goes to God, nothing should come to us. This is very difficult to accept for our human ego, even the Born Again Christian must remind themselves to continually deny ourselves and carry our crosses as Jesus instructed

The disciples were having difficulty comprehending this also, as they argue with each other over who is the greatest disciple. We still see this today, as Christians continue to argue with other Christians, its all fifthly rags to God

Jesus insulted all their egos when he took a child and said they were the greatest in the Kingdom of God. How insulting for the disciples who did all these great works, their egos were bruised! That was the whole point, we need humble ourselves before The Lord!

Keep fighting the good fight in Jesus name, but not for yourself but because you love Jesus because he loved us first!

Stump of Jesse Part 2

In that day the Root of Jesse (Jesus) will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place (Heaven) will be glorious. Isaiah 11:10

In this scripture we learn that Jesus is not just the Savior for the Jews but for the entire world.  As Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it (John 3:17).

Jesus said come to me all you are weary and burdened and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28) Jesus is the Prince of Peace, its thru him we can find rest and strength and nobody gets to the Kingdom of Heaven without going thru Jesus.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people (Jews), which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea Isa  He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth. Isaiah 11:11-12

The Jews may have rejected Jesus as there Messiah the first time he came, but he is coming back for the “remnant of his people” The Jews. This time all the Jews will return to Jerusalem from the “four corners of the Earth” Why? Because Jesus is there King and he will deliver them from all there enemies and destroy everyone who wages war against Israel.

See the first time Jesus came as the Lamb to be slain for our sins, but this time Jesus is coming back as The Lion of Judah to reestablish the nation of Israel and recover his people.

They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia to the west; together they will plunder the people to the east. They will subdue Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites will be subject to them. Isaiah 11:14

God said I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and I will curse those who curse you (Israel). Any nation looking to wage war with Israel will be plundered. Iran and Russia are currently looking to form an alliance with other countries to destroy Israel, this is the prophecy in Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog

We are living in prophetic times, during our lifetime we will live to see the return of Jesus Christ and his acceptance by the Jewish people. Are you ready? Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior today

Stump of Jesse Part 1

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. Isaiah 11:1

Matthew 1:1-16 explains the genealogy of Jesus and how he fulfilled the prophecy of being the stump of Jesse. Many would be quick to say David fulfilled this. But in order to fulfill the prophecy of the Messiah you have to be sinless, perform miracles, and become resurrected. No man but Jesus can fulfill this role.

Joseph, the Earthly Father of Jesus, was the son of Jacob who is a direct descendant of Jesse. Although Jesus isn’t the biological son of Joseph, his mother Mary being married to Joseph made the genealogy of Jesus official under Jewish law. Joseph accepted Jesus as his own son, even though he knew he was from God. Isn’t It awesome how God works in mysterious ways!

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD— Isaiah 11:2

When Jesus was baptized by John The Baptist (Matthew 3), everyone saw the Holy Spirit descended from him like a dove and God declared Jesus was his son.  The Spirit then lead Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days where he confronted Satan face to face (Matthew 4)

Jesus then went on and taught about the Kingdoms of Heaven and Hell , with knowledge and authority no one had ever seen or known. He went on the heal and forgive sins, which could only be done with the authority of God

and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; Isaiah 11:3

Jesus showed mercy and forgiveness that was never seen before, (John 8) Jesus showed mercy and forgiveness on the adulteress woman who was about to be stoned to death.  He said l”et he who is without sin cast the first stone”, saying Judge and you will be judged also. Jesus judges by the heart which only he can see.

but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4

Jesus showed compassion towards the poor and needy, and rebuked the rich and greedy. He chased the merchants from the Holy Temple calling it a “Den of Thieves” (Matthew 21). He instructed the rich man to sell all his possession and give it to the poor (Matthew 19)

The Word of God is double-edged sword that strikes the wicked in the heart, Jesus identified himself as The Word and The Truth, he upset the wicked to the point it drove them to torture and murder him.

A Child is Born

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

  • A child is born “ Luke 2:10 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
  • A Son is given “ John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  • Governments will be on his shoulders “Revelations 19:16 “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.”
  • Wonderful Counselor “ John 14:16 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
  • Mighty God- John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
  • Everlasting Father Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
  • Prince of Peace John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this Isaiah 9:7

Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He was here in the beginning and he will be here forever, sitting on his throne as the King of Kings.

Many have yet to identify or accept Jesus as the Messiah, but make no mistake about it he has fulfilled all the prophecies in the Old Testament. The statistical probability of anyone being able to do this is astronomical. One day every knee shall bow and tongue will confess Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords.

The book of Isaiah actually teaches us a lot about Jesus, I will be going thru those prophecies in the next couple of weeks. Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it, let him save you today. He has already shed his blood for your sins, let his grace set you free in Jesus Name Amen