Summary: Message about Christ's Passion for us in Isaiah 53.
Title: The Passion of Christ
Theme: Show the true passion of Christ in Isaiah.
Text: Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12
This prophecy was written 700 years before the crucifixion.
Isa 52:13 Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently (wisely, practical wisdom); He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high. 14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men; 15 So shall He sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; For what had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider.
Prudently - 1. Wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgment or common sense. 2. Careful in regard to one's own interests; provident. 3. Careful about one's conduct; circumspect.
Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous.
MSG 19 One man said no to God and put many people in the wrong; one man said yes to God and put many in the right.
Exalted – Resurrection – Extolled-ascension be very high - glorification
Sprinkle many nations – the symbolic water of purification
Isa 53:1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
Arm – zerowah - help, power, strength
The “arm of the Lord” points to His impact through us, His might for us, His protection of us. Who wouldn’t want that! Who wouldn’t want that for the people you love?
(2) For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, (as a babe to a boy to a man) And as a root out of dry ground. (David’s lineage seemed to be dead, cut off, but a root would grow out of the hewn tree) He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
There was nothing physical that attracted people to him. He was an ordinary looking man. He was like me and you. Joseph is told to call His name, “Jesus”. A typical name.
(3) He is despised and rejected by men (could it be that being the illegitimate son of Mary also brought this about, Did he ever escape the fact that she was pregnant out of wedlock?), A Man of sorrows (suffering, anguish, pain) and acquainted with grief (sickness, . And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem (regard, count, bring value) Him.
This was His plight.
Despised, rejected, Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief
We hid our faces from him (rejection)
Why? For Us
(4) Surely He has borne our grief’s And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
Mat 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Isaiah 52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;
MSG 14 But he didn't begin that way. At first everyone was appalled. He didn't even look human-- a ruined face, disfigured past recognition.
He not only took our sins, iniquities but he also took our sorrows
Heb 4:15-16 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. (16) Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
(5) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised (crushed, wearing the weight of) for our iniquities (warped deeds); The chastisement (punishment) for our peace (wholeness, MSG “He took the punishment that made us whole) was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Transgressions: Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
Bruised – crushed, beat, break, bruise, destroy, humble, oppress, smite
1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were 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.
All we like sheep have gone astray – “All have sinned all fall short” Romans 3:23