Summary: This word deals with Christ and His word, and how they are synonomous. Everything you go through Christ and His wordhave already been there. (You can go to craneeater.com or Howard Strickland on facebok and hear this entire message.)
Isaiah 53:1-6 NLT: Do You Want to be Made Well
1 Who has believed our message? To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm? 2 My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot,like a root in dry ground.There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,nothing to attract us to him. 3 He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. 4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,a punishment for his own sins! 5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. 6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.
The question ask is, “Who has believed this report or message?” How we respond to Christ today brings our needs tomorrow. The question implied that, in spite of these and other prophecies, only a few recognized the Servant when He appeared. No one recognized the Mighty, incarnate power of God in the person of Jesus. (God came to relate, He came as a child; grew up as a humble servant.) The key word is ‘God.’
Today, many children of God are refusing their purchased portion of Grace, health, success and favor through Jesus Christ, they throw it all away by ignoring their blood inheritance.
Galatians 3:13NLT But Christ has rescued(redeemed) us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”
The greek word translated ‘redeemed’ was often used to speak of buying a slave’s or debtor’s freedom; therefore, the word rescued is properly used here.
Daily, lambs were killed for a sacrifice; however, Christ came to become the final sacrifice.
Right now, there is bread. Today, there is life. Presently, there is health.
God desires for us to take His word, claim His word, and believe His word. Jesus said in John 6:63, that His word is Spirit and life.
The word of God; the word of the Spirit is the breath of heaven. (Right now, many of you, need a word from heaven.)
God desires to give every person new life within. The life of Jesus Christ living through every person here today, can so purify hearts and minds, and in return, every person can become entirely transformed- spirit, soul and body.
John 1:1-4,14NLT In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. 3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. 4 The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.14. So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.