Summary: The Man Of Sorrows
Isaiah 52 v 13 & Ch 53 The Man Of Sorrows
I. His Majesty 13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. - 15 So shall he sprinkle many nations;
1) The Majesty of His Sovereignty Behold :- His Humiliation “Behold, My Servant (Incarnation), Examination "shall deal prudently," Isa 42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. Exaltation "He shall be exalted" (In Resurrection) His Ascension “and extolled” (In Ascension)
His Enthronement "and be very high."
2) The Majesty of His Agony 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:
Matt. 26:67–68; Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
Lam 1:12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
3) The Majesty of His Victory 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.
Phil. 2:10–11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
II. His Mystery Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
1 Cor. 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1) The Mystery Of His Life 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
1. THE COLDNESS OF THEIR REJECTION
A) How Contemptibly He Was Rejected - He is despised
B) How Casually He Was Rejected - and rejected of men; "Two problems in the world; ignorance and indifference.""I don't know and I don't care." Matt. 22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and we hid as it were our faces from him;
C) How Continually He Was Rejected 3 He is despised and rejected of men;(Present Tense) In Contrast To :- 3 he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Past Tense)
2. THE BLINDNESS OF THEIR REJECTION
A) The Word of Christ 2 Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
B) The Work of Christ 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
C) The Worth of Christ 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions,
3. THE SADNESS OF THEIR REJECTION 6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
A) The Fault of Their Rejection All we like sheep B) The Folly of Their Rejection have gone astray
C) The Fatality of Their Rejection 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
2) The Mystery Of His Death Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: IN THE DEATH OF CHRIST :-
A) THERE IS A CURE FOR HUMAN SICKNESS (moral sickness) Surely he hath borne our griefs,
B) THERE IS A COMFORT FOR HUMAN SORROW and carried our sorrows:
Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.