Isaiah 53:7

Isaiah 53:7

Isaiah 53: 7 states:   “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”   These three references to Him refraining from “opening his mouth” and being “dumb”
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Patience

Patience

Christ was prepared eighteen years prior to the time His ministry would begin.  He stood by ready, and “waited upon the Lord for the time of his ministry to come.”  (JST Matt. 3: 24-26.) Prepared and waiting. Patience. Even the Lord, who was “more intelligent than them all,” waited.  (Abr. 3: 19.) The Lord’s counsel to all is
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Isaiah 53:6

Isaiah 53:6

Isaiah 53: 6: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” The Savior referred to those who would follow Him as His “sheep.”  (John 10: 27.)  However, Isaiah’s use of “sheep” here is not about
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Isaiah 53:5

Isaiah 53:5

Isaiah 53: 5 states: “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.” Those wounds He suffered were not His, they were ours.  Those iniquities which were laid upon Him were never His to bear. He volunteered
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Isaiah 53:4

Isaiah 53:4

Isaiah 53: 4 states:   “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.”   This Messiah of whom Isaiah testifies will bear “grief” and “sorrow,” but these will belong to us.  They will be ours.  In His suffering will be found our
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Isaiah 53:3

Isaiah 53:3

Isaiah 53: 3 states:   “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”   The Messiah would be both “despised” and “rejected” by the very people who claimed to follow
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Isaiah 53:2

Isaiah 53:2

Isaiah 53: 2 states this about the Messiah: “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.” The first “he” is a reference
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Isaiah 53:2

Isaiah 53:2

Isaiah 53: 2 states this about the Messiah: “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.” The first “he” is a reference
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Isaiah 53:1

Isaiah 53:1

Isaiah 53: 1 begins with the questions: Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? These two questions remain as timely today as they were when asked 750 years before Christ’s birth.  As to the first question: The report is Isaiah’s testimony of the coming Messiah. It is
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Be careful what you ask for

Be careful what you ask for

It was weird, really.  This guy went to visit with God in His House, but when he got there he couldn’t see Him.  I mean he couldn’t “see” Him.  God was there.  They both were there.  But God, as it turned out, the guy was unable to detect His presence. He went to the optometrist and got
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