Summary: 7 of ? The prophet Isaiah declared a future time when God’s Servant would provide the remedy for sin. Jesus is God’s remedy for sin. By His stripes I receive the Servant's...
BY HIS STRIPES-VII—Isaiah 52:13—53:12
OR: God’s Remedy For Sin
It is a paradox that the Savior of mankind was treated as a criminal.
Behind a church in the small town of Flint Hill, Virginia, you will find the grave of a young seminary student named Albert Gallatin Willis, who died on October 14, 1864. Albert Willis’ story is unusual. Albert Willis served with the famed command of Mosby’s Raiders during the Civil War. Because of Mosby’s harassment of Federal supply trains, wagons, & stores, Union General Phil Sheridan ordered that Mosby & any of his men be hanged on capture.
In October 1864, Willis & an unnamed comrade were captured by the 2nd U. S. Cavalry & sentenced to die by hanging. However, Willis was offered a Chaplain’s exemption as a ministerial student.
But because his comrade was married, young Willis offered himself as a substitute for him.
Willis professed his "Christian Readiness To Die," prayed for his executioners, & was hanged.
Albert Gallatin Willis died in his comrade’s place so that his comrade might go free.
from: Bobby Scobey @ SermonCentral.com
Today we will examine the fact that By His Stripes we accept Jesus’ Substitution...
~700 years prior to the Cross of Christ Jesus, Isaiah prophesied of the substitutionary atonement which would one day come thru God’s “Servant”(52:13a). Isaiah records details of the coming Servant’s willing sacrifice for the sake of all sinners.
The prophet Isaiah declared a future time when God’s unique Servant would provide the remedy for sin.
Jesus is God’s remedy for sin.
Why/How/When is Jesus God’s remedy for sin?
Our reception of Jesus as God’s remedy for personal sin.
‘RECEIVE’—More than mental acceptance, which merely makes possibilities plausible. ‘Receiving’ has to do with acceptance by the heart, so that what is received, is taken to the point of actual reliance that which is received.
We have already discovered that By Jesus’ stripes we recognize & receive His...
1. WILLING ENSLAVEMENT(52:13a_a)
3. UNAPPROACHABLE HEIGHT Of EXALTATION(52:13b)
4. DISARMING PERPLEXITY(52:14-15--53:1a)
7—By His stripes I receive His...
53:4—“Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, & afflicted.”
“Surely”—With absolute certainty or believability.
This verse speaks to the following truths(53:5ff.) of the Servant’s actions along with man’s general response to the Servant’s actions.
What follows are sure & trustworthy statements.
“Surely”—Nka ‘aw-kan'—Adverb—1) Surely, truly, indeed—1a) Truly, indeed(strong assertive force), 1b) But indeed, but in fact(emphasizing a contrast). Strong—Firmly; figuratively--Surely; also Adversative--But. Used 18X.
“He has borne our griefs”...
It is certain that the Servant has “borne” the very “griefs” that are “ours.” That is, the Servant has taken ‘to’ & ‘upon’ Himself all & every malady that comprises mankind’s affliction by, with, & regarding sin.
God’s Servant chose to take to Himself & bear/carry those “griefs” & “sorrows” which bring/brought men pain & anguish. God’s unique, heaven-born Servant substituted Himself for mankind.
Php. 4:6-7—“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer & supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; & the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts & minds through Christ Jesus.”
“Borne/Bore/Took up”—asn naw-saw’ OR hon nasah(Ps 4:6) naw-saw’—Qal Perfect—1) To lift, bear up, carry, take—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To lift, lift up, 1a2) To bear, carry, support, sustain, endure, 1a3) To take, take away, carry off, forgive Strong—a primitive root; To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal & figurative, absolute & relative.
“Griefs/Infirmities”(See :3)—ylx khol-eey’—Noun Masc.—1) Sickness. Strong—Malady, anxiety, calamity. Used 24X.?From—hlx khaw-law’—Verb— a primitive root; properly--To be rubbed or worn; hence figuratively--To be weak, sick, afflicted; or causatively--To grieve, make sick; also--To stroke(in flattering), entreat.
“And carried our sorrows;”
God’s Servant-Son not only “bore” the maladies of individual sins, which were “our” responsibility alone, but He also “carried” the “sorrows” which belonged to & were the actual responsibility of you & me. The unique Servant of God would fully bear(“carry”) all that is associated with the sin that plagues mankind. It is certain that the Servant has “carried” all the pain/anguish/“sorrows” that we cannot possibly carry.
“Carried”(See 53:11—“bear”)—lbo saw-bal’—Qal Perfect—1) To bear, bear a load, drag oneself along—1a) (Qal)--To bear (a load), 1b) (Pual)--Laden (participle), 1c) (Hithpael)--To make oneself a burden, drag oneself along. Strong—a primitive root; To carry(literally or figuratively), or reflexively--Be burdensome; specifically--To be gravid. Used 9X.
“Sorrows”(See :3)—bakm mak-ob’; SOMETIMES--bwakm mak-owb' ALSO(fem. Isa 53:3)--hbakm mak-o-bah’—Noun Masc.—1) Pain, sorrow—1a) Pain(physical), 1b) Pain(mental). Strong—Anguish or figuratively--Affliction. Used 16X.
“Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, & afflicted.””
“We esteemed Him”—The world, those sold out to direction by the flesh—completely misperceived & misinterpreted the Servant’s ‘grief, sorrow, striking, smiting, & afflictions.’ “We”—in our unregenerated & unredeemed state...“We” who are & were totally undeserving of the substitution—saw the Servant’s afflictions very differently from what their reality was. “We” wrongly saw the Servant’s “afflictions” as God’s ‘punishment’ upon Him for lying, & self-inspired doctrine.