Summary: His Marred Face
Isaiah 52 v. 13 - 15 His Marred Face
Isaiah - "Salvation is of Jehovah"
1. The Introduction of the Saviour - v. 13 "Behold my servant"
Zechariah 9 v. 9 "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass." - His Royalty
Zechariah 6 v. 12 "And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:" - His Humanity
Isaiah 40 v. 9 "O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!" - His Divinity
Isaiah 52 v. 13 "Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high." - His Humility
Philippians 2 v. 6 & 7 "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:"
(a) The Character of His Service - "My servant" i.e. God's servant not mans slave
- Faithful, Faultless, and Fair
(b) The Conduct of His Service - v. 13 "Shall deal prudently"
Jeremiah 23 v. 5 "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth." prosper deal wisely in the word of God, will of God, work of God
(c) The Consequence of His Service - v. 13 "He shall be exalted and Extolled"
Isaiah 6 v. 1 "In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple."
Philippians 2 v. 9 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:"
Ephesians 1 v. 21 "21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:"
2. The Humiliation of the Saviour - v. 14 "As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:"
Astonished or amazed at His:-
(a) Sufferings - His visage so marred Psalm 22 v. 12 - 18 "Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture."
(b) Sorrows "My God, My God"
(c) Sacrifice "If thou be the Christ"
3. The Glorification of the Saviour - v. 15 "So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider."
(a) Consolation - didn't die in vain - "So shall he sprinkle many nations"
"He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied"
Sprinkling of Atonement i.e. blood on mercy seat for sin
Sprinkling of Cleansing from sin i.e. water on Levite (service), leper (sin), i.e.
Godward (blood), manward (water)
Rock of ages cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee"
Let the water and the blood
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.
(b) Contrast - "the kings shall shut their mouths at him"
Psalm 2 v. 1 - 3 "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us."