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THE CRUCIFIED SAVIOUR

 

THE CRUCIFIED SAVIOUR

Isaiah Chapter 53

 

Almost 800 years before Christ, Isaiah the Prophet saw vividly the sufferings and Crucifixion of our Saviour.  He expressed these prophecies so accurately as they were fulfilled in the person of Christ:

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 53

Prophecies Fulfilled

1

+ Who has believed our report?

+  And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

+  They did not believe in Him (Jn 12:37).

+ Revealed them to babes not the wise and prudent (Lk 10:21).

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+  For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant.

+  And as a root out of dry ground.

+  Christ says, I am the true vine (Jn 15:1).

3

+  He is despised and rejected by men.

+  A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

+  And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him.

+  He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

+  They bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him (Mt 27:29).

+  My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death (Mk 14:34).

+  Jesus wept (Jn 11:35). You are not willing to come to Me that you may have life (Jn 5:40).

+  To the Jews the Cross a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness (1Cor 1:23).

4

+  He has borne our griefs

And carried our sorrows.

+  In all points tempted as we are (Heb 4:15).  Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb (Jn 11:38).

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+  He was wounded for our transgressions.

+  He was bruised for our inequities.

+  The chastisement for our peace was upon Him.

+  By His stripes we are healed.

+  For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust (1Pet 3:18).  Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him (Jn 19:1).

+  Having made peace through the blood of His cross (Col 1:20).

+  We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all (Heb 10:10).

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+  All we like sheep have gone astray.

+  We have turned, every one, to his own way.

+  And the Lord has laid on Him the inequity of us all.

+  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23).

+ For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus (Phil 2:21).

+  For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us (2Cor 5:21).

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+  He was oppressed and He was afflicted.

+  Yet He opened not His mouth.

+  He was led as a lamb to the slaughter.

+  As a sheep before its shearers is silent.

+  When He suffered, He did not threaten (1 Pet 2:23).

+  When reviled did not revile in return (1 Peter 2:23).

+  And led Him away to be crucified (Mat 27:31).

+  But He answered him not one word (Mat 27:14).

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+  He was taken from prison and from judgement.

+  He was cut off from the land of the living.

+  For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

+  Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas (Jn 18:24).

+  You have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death (Acts 2:23).

+  He prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation (Jn 11:51).

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+  And they made His grave with the wicked.

+  But with the rich at His death.

+  Because He had done no violence.

+  Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

+  There came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. … and asked for the body of Jesus … and laid it in his new tomb (Mat 27:57 – 60).

+  Who committed no sin (1 Pet 2:22).  Nor was deceit found in His mouth (1 Pet 2:22).

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+  Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him.

+  He has put Him to grief.

When You make His soul an offering for sin.

+  And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.

+  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all (Rom 8:32).

+  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (Jn 3:16).

+  I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do (Jn 17:4).

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+  He shall see the labour of His soul, and be satisfied.

+  He shall bear their inequities.

+  Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross (Heb 12:2).

+  Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree (1 Pet 2:24).

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+  Because He poured His soul unto death.

+  And He was numbered with the transgressors.

+  And He bore the sin of many.

+  And He made intercession for the transgressors.

+  I lay down my life for the sheep (Jn 10:15).

+  With Him they also crucified two robbers (Mk 15:27).

+  So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many (Heb 9:28).

+  Father, forgive them (Lk 23:34).

+  He always lives to make intercession for them (Heb 7:25).

 

 

In the Fraction addressed to God the Son we pray thus:

 

 “We sinned and He bore our punishment.  We were condemned and He bore the death sentence.  For our sake, He preferred death to glory and burden to rest.  He loved the Cross more than His Throne which is carried by the Throne-bearers.

 

 He was tied with ropes to free us from the bonds and fetters of our sins.  He was humbled to exalt us, He hungered to feed us, He thirsted to give us the Living Water, and He was raised on the Cross to cover us with the garments of Righteousness.

 

 His side was opened and we entered to dwell in Him eternally.  O my Lord, the evils I have performed are the Thrones that pierced Your Holy Head.  I displeased Your Heart with my love of the dead world.

 

 What is this path leading to Your death that You are walking in my God and Saviour?  What are You carrying on Your Shoulders?  It is the Cross of disgrace that You carry instead of me.

 

What is this my Saviour?  What made You accept this?  What a great shame!  Why is the Glorious One beaten?  Why is the Exalted lowered?

 

 How great is Your love!!!”

 

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Holy Week 2016

 

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