700 Years Before Christ’s Birth

Critics accused  Christians of slipped this portion of Scripture into the sacred writings. This went on for years and then in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and lo and behold guess what was found in them – The entire book of Isaiah all 66 chapters, 24′ 0 5/16″ long in sheep skin. The many  prophecies of the Messiah and the Messiah as the Suffering Servant in Chapters 52:13 through chapter 53 .

As recorded by the Prophet Isaiah
750 years before Christ’s birth
Found in the book of Isaiah chapter 52:13 through chapter 53

Jesus’s amazing exaltation through humiliation 

  1. Behold my servant shall prosper, he shall be exalted and lifted up,
    and shall be very high. As many were astonished at him – his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the sons of men –
  1. so shall he startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which has not been told them they shall see, and that which they have not heard they shall understand.

Jesus as seen by man: despised and rejected.   Chapter 53

  1. Who has believed what we have heard? and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
  2. For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or comeliness that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.
  3. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised,  and we esteemed him not.

Jesus as seen by God: The Redeemer.

  1. Surely he has borne our grief’s and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
  2. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our  iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.
  1. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 

Jesus’ death as seen by man: tragic failure.

  1. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
  1. By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?
  2. And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Jesus’ death as seen by God: glorious success.

  1. Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise him; he has put him to grief; when he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand;
  2. he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities.
  1. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great. and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and  was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and  made intercession for the transgressors.

Randy Benedetto

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