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October 9, 2016

Morning Worship

Text: Isaiah 53:1-12

Subject: Healing

Title: He Has Borne Our Griefs – By His Stripes We are Healed Part 2

We began this series a couple of weeks ago from the prophecy of Isaiah 53 that we are calling, “By His Stripes We Are Healed…” And though much of what we say pertains to what the scripture says about healing, the spiritual truth taught here goes way beyond healing. I just want you to keep that in the back of your mind as we continue through this.

Can we take the time to just read through this whole passage and let it soak in before we begin to go deeper into what it says?

Isaiah 53:1-12 (NKJV)

1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.

3 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.

4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

12 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.

I believe this is God’s word…

I believe it is for me…

I accept it as mine…

I will appropriate it to my life today…

We started out by answering the question that is asked in verse 1, Who has believed our report?

And the answer is really found in the next question,

And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

In John chapter 12 it tells us that those who did not believe in Him did not receive revelation.

But there are so many other scriptures that tell us that to those who believe in Him more revelation will come. God is continually revealing Himself to believers by His Spirit.

2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.

3 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.

Isaiah wrote these words some 700 years before the birth of Jesus and he gives us a clear picture of the life and ministry of Jesus.

1. He grew up before the Lord… By The Spirit of God that was alive in Christ from birth Jesus was in constant communion with the Father. When Judaism had come to the place where religion had become a list of rules to follow, Jesus grew up and brought freshness and new revelation and new hope and new promises.

2. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. There was nothing about Jesus’ appearance that would draw attention to Him. He wasn’t like Saul who was a head taller than anyone else in Israel and good looking besides. Not like King David who was 1 Samuel 16:12 (NKJV) ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. Jesus didn’t have a glow about Him or a halo around his head the way He is depicted in many Renaissance paintings. The word comliness means, magnificence or splendor…

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