Summary: His Mediatorial Mission -
v. 4 & 5 His Mediatorial Mission -
"Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:"
Spurgeon "I have lost the power to doubt him, when I see those wounds"
1. The Majesty of His Mission - "He hath borne" i.e. God Himself
Jonah "Salvation is of the Lord" Romans 5 v. 8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
2. The Mercy of His Mission - "He carried our griefs"
John 3 v. 16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Revelation ch 5 reference - read whole chapter - v. 1 - 8
1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
(1) The Silence - v. 3 "And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon."
(2) The Sentence - v. 6 "And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth."
(3) The Signifcance - v. 9 "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;"
"They sung a new song" - Song of Redemption
Carried and borne - "Taken the debt of our sin upon himself and carry it as his own as a scapegoat" - Leviticus 16 v. 22 "And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness."
Matthew 1 v. 21 "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."
3. The Mystery of His Mission - v. 4 "Yet we did esteem him stricken"
e.g. as Job - accused of sin, guilt,and judgement i.e.