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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What lack I yet?

What lack I yet?

I was asked this question:   “Do you know with surety IN ADVANCE of doing some incredibly hard sacrifice that it is the Lord asking it of you, or do you come to know that it is His will AS you do it?”   My response: You will know with absolute certainty that the request
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Charge to Twelve

Charge to Twelve

This is really a “comment” in response to a question belonging to the earlier post on Elder Packer’s Testimony.  However, it was too long to put in there as a reply comment, so will be put up here as a blog entry.  It is an interruption.  Sorry.  There is a fellow asking for it, and
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Why wait?

Why wait?

The question was asked as to whether receiving the Second Comforter is necessary before you die, or if the afterlife supplies an adequate substitute.  This requires the evaluation of two separate concepts. First, the Second Comforter means a visit or personal appearance to someone by Christ.  However, the appearance is not as important as the
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