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Fri, Apr 06 2012 - 08:45 AM

GOOD FRIDAY

 

                            GOOD FRIDAY--GOOD FOR WHOM??

 

Today is good for  those whom -a day set aside by the world to remember the suffering of Christ. You must wonder what the true motive in this is-a celebration of his death or freedom to do as they the world pleased. On Sunday to  come the world would see his death and what would be the seed planted that was to change the scope of the world.

 

Mankind to this point was a prisoner to his own flesh and stood to face a debt that demanded his death for his sin. Paul said it well the wages of sin are death but the gift of God is eternal life.

 

This something that Isaiah wrote in his book a little more than 1500 years before Christ and Calvary. It graphically illustrates the love of Jesus for you and I.

 

Isaiah--53--AMP

 

2For [the Servant of God] grew up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; He has no form or comeliness [royal, kingly pomp], that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him.

 

3He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him.

 

4Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].

 

5But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.

 

6All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all.

 

7He was oppressed, [yet when] He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.

 

8By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who among them considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living [stricken to His death] for the transgression of my [Isaiah's] people, to whom the stroke was due?

 

9And they assigned Him a grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.

 

10Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief and made Him sick. When You and He make His life an offering for sin [and He has risen from the dead, in time to come], He shall see His [spiritual] offspring, He shall prolong His days, and the will and pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.

 

11He shall see [the fruit] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself [which He possesses and imparts to others] shall My [uncompromisingly] righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt [with the consequences, says the Lord].

 

12Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers], 11He shall see [the fruit] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself [which He possesses and imparts to others] shall My [uncompromisingly] righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt [with the consequences, says the Lord].

 

12Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers], and He shall divide the spoil with the mighty, because 3He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised

 

When Isaiah wrote this chapter it is impossible not to believe that the Holy

 

Spirit didn’t roll back the current of time and let the prophet see what was to happen. The vision of this would have been impossible to pen without viewing the sight of all the events.

 

In verse two and three he wrote that Jesus was a normal child not any one that would attract men’s attention. In verse three however Isaiah begins to introduce the payment that Christ would make for our redemption.

 

He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised

 

He was reviled by men, rejected by them acquainted with every problem man would face. Men would not look on him because they rejected him.

 

In the next few hours the body of Christ was to become the Lamb for the world as he bore(NASA) he bore all of our sickness, grief’s, sin and failures it was important that Christ face everything that man would so there could be nothing that Satan could take before the father and accuse man of it. The father after Sunday would not be able to see the sins of those who came to the cross because the blood of Christ stood between them and the father.

 

Can you understand and see this--Every sickness and disease that man had faced looking forward to the cross ,every sickness of the day Christ lived and every disease or sickness that was to come in the generations after the cross was laid on him.--He became the perfect lamb to walk away from the cross (NASA ) BEARING EVERY BURDEN WE FACED. On commentator of this event said that the body of Jesus looked like hamburger from the weight of all that he bore.

 

One historian wrote; It is not possible to read these events with out opening your heart to Jesus.  You see it is not possible to doubt or to dispute these events because they written in just about every historian of the time.

 

  Read verse eleven and twelve carefully and notice that Verse 10 is a prophesy of the coming ministry of Jesus from the cross. Verse  eleven and twelve is a commentary of the seed of the cross;

 

11He shall see [the fruit] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself [which He possesses and imparts to others] shall My [uncompromisingly] righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt [with the consequences, says the Lord].

 

The payment for us was made from the beginning when the father looked for the perfect lamb.

 

Jesus agreed to leave his place in heaven and his appearance as the Son of God to come to the earth as the son of man. He left unimaginable wealth for the poverty of man to live for 33 years in total faith in the father. The descriptive words used in the text for the lord at the end of his trial was that his body looked and appeared as hamburger after his punishment was through. He did this to give a way out for man from all sin .

 

The script was written 100’s of years before Calvary and the enemy knew what was said by heart and still couldn’t stop the events of Calvary. Suppose you were to be in a play that would play out in the events of  life. The climax would be happening for real and your part was to die as a payment for your deeds in life. The contract was something you could not invalidate and the only way out was for a perfect substitute to come forward for you.

 

This life play is written in Isaiah chapter 53.----m7th--pjm

 

 

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praizeop2 - 7 years ago

I don't even know how to respond to this, Jim.. I am SO deeply touched. Blessings ~ Sarah