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Many Roles of Jesus
Jesus is the Last Adam
From the beginning of the Bible, Scripture reveals the glory of Christ . . . even with Adam. Adam was not simply the first man in God’s story. He represents all humanity. God gave him responsibilities and roles later expressed in Israel:
- God spoke personally to Adam, and Adam (in a prophetic role) was responsible to pass on God’s Word by trusting it, keeping it and preaching it to his wife and children.
- Adam (in a priestly role) was responsible to make known God’s Presence to the world by expanding Eden’s borders and ruling over Creation.
- Adam (in a kingly role) was given dominion over the world as a servant king, who was to act as God’s image, his representative and son.
While he did not possess any explicit title or office, Adam functioned as a prophet, priest, and king. As the Bible’s story progresses, these titles identify other people who carry on these original tasks—which all anticipated a greater office holder: Jesus Christ.
These roles express the deeper role God originally intended for humans. That role was first established in Adam, but then only Jesus as the last Adam and God the Son perfectly fulfills it.
<><>Then He restores it in us (Heb. 2:5–18).
Hebrews 2:5-18 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. (KJV)
<><>Jesus is testified to by ‘the Law and the Prophets.’
Paul is clear about Christ’s location in the Old Testament: Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; (KJV)
The Law and the Prophets is short for the Old Testament. So dear one, Jesus is and was present all through the Torah . . . which includes the first five books of the Hebrew Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy and all the Major and Minor prophet Books in the Old Testament. In those pages we find both hope and help.
God provides for our instruction, our encouragement, our strength and too, our hope. IF we are interested, we can easily SEE how God unfolds His glorious plan of redemption in Christ (the Gospel), how He keeps ALL of His Promises, and how we learn to love, trust and obey Him. The Old Testament is there for a reason. It helps us to SEE Jesus as God the Father sees Him, and to understand that Jesus is the only Answer to our problem and the only One who can save us from our sin. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV)
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (KJV)
John 3:18-19 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (KJV)
1 John 5:10-12 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (KJV)
The Gospel in the New Testament above, can also be found in the Old Testament!
Matthew 22:36-40 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (KJV) . . . In reality, these two commandments summarize the entire Mosaic Law and the Prophets. IF we love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and love our neighbor as ourselves, we will NEVER do any harm to anyone. Jesus’ answer was SO clear and SO accurate that if the Pharisees had been honest, they would have told Him that they had fallen short and that the Law could not save them. At this time the Lord Jesus, their Saviour, was ever so close to the Cross. The logic is clearly this, that ALL the commandments that are in the Law and the Prophets are consistent with, and dependent upon these two commandments that Jesus gives us here. These two commandments cover the whole Old Testament! They are OUR Law!
<><>Noah: A Foretaste of judgment and salvation through Christ.
If Jesus is the last Adam, Noah was meant as the first Adam. Two themes emerge in Adam’s story, judgment and salvation . . . that give us a foretaste of Jesus in the Old Testament.
As we consider Noah’s flood, we must realize what humanity deserves for its sin and rejection of God. Dear one, the Flood was just a foretaste of the judgment that shall come.
Matthew 24:36-39 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (KJV)
But as the days of Noe were . . . the Lord uses the illustration of Noah, which is to be understood, not of the Second Coming of Christ (Zec.14:1-5; Rev.19:11-21), the end of the world, and the last judgment; but of the Coming of the Son of Man, to take vengeance on the Jews. This refers to the destruction of Jerusalem, but I also think it refers to the Rapture. Remember the Rapture removes the church, and then the Great Tribulation would come. I think the Great Tribulation is for the Jews, but it will also include all those “left behind” at the Rapture. Noah is usually called Noe by the Septuagint; the sense is, as were the practices of the men of that generation, in which Noah lived, so too will be the practices of the men of that age, in which the Son of Man comes. As for as the Flood, which happened in the days of Noah, was sudden and unexpected; it came upon men careless about it, even though they had warning of it. That Flood was universal, swept them all away, excepting the few (Mat.7:14), that were saved in the ark (Gen.7:7,13,23).
So shall also the coming of the son of man be . . . Christ will come in a day that shall be similar to the days of Noah . . . no one will be paying attention, no one will be watching, people will be wickedly living in immorality . . . just as it is today! It will be a day of vengeance on the Jews, coming suddenly and unawares, when they would NOT be looking for it, neither looking for the destruction of Jerusalem or the Rapture. Even though the Jews were forewarned of it by Christ and His apostles, their destruction would be widespread; all would be involved in it, except a few (Mat.7:14), that were told a little beforehand, to go out of the city of Jerusalem to Pella; where they were saved, as Noah and his family were in the ark.
Noah’s salvation was an indication of the coming salvation in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 54:5-9 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. 6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. 7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. 9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. 10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.(KJV)
1 Peter 3:20-22 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. (KJV)
These verses explain how our being born again, matches Noah passing through the waters to find salvation. Just as Noah passed through those waters of God’s judgment, we too can pass safely through the great downpouring of God’s wrath that shall indeed one day come! How? Jesus will save us from God’s wrath because He has already paid the penalty of our sins on the cross of Calvary! . . . Have YOU been born again???
John 3:3-7 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (KJV)
<><> Isaac: Jesus is the “seed” of Abraham and the TRUE substitute Isaac.
God promised Abraham that all peoples on earth will be blessed through him.
Genesis 12:2-3 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. (KJV) And repeated it:
Genesis 22:16-18 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. (KJV)
It is only through the TRUE ‘seed’ of Abraham, Christ Jesus, that believers from all nations become children of Abraham.
The Righteous Shall Live by Faith
Gal. 3:10-14 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (KJV)
Gal. 3:24-29 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. (KJV)
<><>Jesus is greater than the Law.
Heb.9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: (KJV)
This is what the Law was given to help us see that Christ and His Covenant are so much better! What’s more: imbedded deep into the Law, was “carefully designed limitations" which pointed to something greater. Hebrews 9:8 tells us that the Holy Spirit was showing that the way into the Most Holy Place could not yet be disclosed as long as the first Tabernacle was still effective.
<><>Christ from Beginning to End.
There are outlines of several holy patterns that reveal past limitations and so beautifully point us to Christ Jesus in God’s dealings with Israel through Moses and the Law.
- A Greater Exodus. Israel’s exodus from Egypt was really more than a one-time event. It became the example for all of God’s redeeming acts to follow, ending in eventual liberation and redemption from sins. BUT . . . in Christ, an even greater exodus from spiritual slavery has occurred.
- Greater Rest. “Come to me,” Jesus said: Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (KJV) Through the Law, God arranged foretastes of ultimate rest into the life of the nation. But since it couldn’t deal with sin, the people couldn’t experience true rest; Jesus offers this rest which the Law anticipated.
- A Greater Prophet. Moses was a great prophet, but dear one, Jesus is much greater. Moses himself pointed to Him in: Deut.18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; (KJV) The people were still waiting for this prophet when Jesus came.
- A Greater Tabernacle. After the Exodus, the LORD instructed Israel to erect a tabernacle for Him to dwell with His people, which was “a copy and shadow of what is in heaven.” . Heb. 8:5-7 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. 6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. (KJV) Just as the tabernacle symbolized God’s greater Presence in Heaven, so too its priesthood and sacrifices symbolized the greater salvation to come. Jesus was this greater salvation and tabernacle when He “tabernacled among us as he hung on the cross.”
<><>Jesus is a greater future King David.
In King David, all of God’s Promises from Noah to Abraham to Moses converge. And yet, as with all parts of the Old Testament, the Davidic stories look ahead to a greater future king. Psalm 72 explains how Jesus is found in this part of the Old Testament, which “helps us look ahead to a ‘greater’ David, a future king” Christ Jesus, is unveiled in Psalm 72:
- Royalty with Righteousness, Psalm 72:1-4 A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. 2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. 3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. 4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. (KJV)
- As Long as the Sun Rises, Psalm 72:5-7 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. 6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. (KJV) Even though David’s sons were faithless, God’s Promise of an eternal king through David shall happen. The LORD God cannot lie.
- A King for Everyone Everywhere, Psalm 72:8-11He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. 10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. (KJV) This is a picture of total dominion over the world. This king’s rule will achieve the universal rule that God first intended for humanity. And because of these Davidic Promises, “Scripture tells us to look ahead to the Coming of the Davidic son/king who will completely bring God’s rule to the entire world.
- A Heart of Compassion, Psalm 72:12-19For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. 13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. 14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight. 15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised. 16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. 17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. 19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. (KJV) The rule of David’s future son would NOT conform to the pattern of this world’s rulers. He would not take from his people. He would only give! But at a cost: Just as David suffered on his way to acclamation, so too would Christ Jesus suffer.
<><>An intense picture of God’s Suffering Servant.
The prophet Jonah reminds us, “Salvation is of the LORD.” Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. (KJV)
As a prophet, Jonah was obligated to obey God’s Word, but he tried to escape his duties. Now, he pledged to keep his vow, that being that he would go to Ninevah.
And too, Christ Jesus was obligated to do as His Father had instructed Him to do. Jesus being God, knew exactly what was in store for Him, and Jesus also being Man, He feared what lay ahead. He would have liked for His Father to give Him another way out.
Jesus at Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-44)
Luke 22:39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. (KJV)
And he came out . . . Jesus came out of the guest chamber, or upper room, out of the house where He had been keeping the Passover with His apostles; and He came out of the city of Jerusalem, to begin His sorrows and sufferings without the camp (Num.15:35-36), where He was to end His sufferings.
And went, as he was wont, to the Mount of Olives . . . this had been His practice for several nights in the past, as appears from (Lk.21:37). Judas well knew the place where He now went to, and could easily direct the soldiers and officers where to go, and to capture Him. I think this reveals the willingness of Christ to be taken, in order to suffer and die. If that were not so, Jesus would have gone to another place, not here!
And his disciples also followed him . . . the eleven of them, for Judas was now gone to the chief priests to advise them where Christ was going, so they might seize Him. The other apostles followed Jesus, which was so ordered, that they might be witnesses of His sorrows and agonies in the garden, and of his being betrayed by Judas, and apprehended by the Jews. It was when Jesus was taken that they forsook Him and fled.
Luke 22:40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. (KJV)
And when he was at the place . . . in the garden, at Gethsemane, which was at the foot of the Mount of Olives.
He said unto them . . . to the apostles,
Pray that ye enter not into temptation . . . this, according to Matthew and Mark, was said to them after Jesus had prayed the first time, and returned to the disciples, and found them sleeping. (Mat.26:41; Mk.14:34).
Luke 22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, (KJV)
And he was withdrawn from them . . . that is, from the three disciples, Peter, James, and John, whom he took along with him, leaving the rest at some further distance. From these three Jesus departed.
About a stone's cast . . . or fifty or sixty feet from the place where they were.
And kneeled down and prayed . . . the following prayer.
Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. (KJV)
Saying, Father, if thou be willing . . . if it be possible (Mat.26:39; Mk.14:35).
Remove this cup from me . . . meaning, either His present sorrows and anguish, or His approaching sufferings and death, which He had in view, or both.
Nevertheless not my will . . . as Man, Jesus had a human will separate from, though not contrary to, His divine will,
But thine be done . . . God’s will was that which Jesus had undertaken, and came into this world to do; and it was His meat and drink to do it (Jn.4:34), and was the same as His own will, as the Son of God. (Mat.26:39,42).
OH! That we would all learn to pray: "Nevertheless not my will, but thine be done." We would be SO much better off!
Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. (KJV)
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven . . . whether this was Michael the archangel, as some have supposed, or Gabriel, or a specific angel chosen for this job, is not for us to know, nor is it really important. All we need to know is that it was a good angel: and "an angel of God" since he came from Heaven, and was one of the angels of heaven, sent by God. It is also very clear that he was in a visible form, and was seen by Christ, since he is said to have appeared to Jesus. (Mat.4:11).
Strengthening him . . . because of His present distress, against the terrors of Satan, and the fears of death, by assuring Him of the divine favor, as Man, and of the fulfilment of the promises to Him to stand by Him, assist, strengthen, and carry Him through what lay ahead of Him.
Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. (KJV)
And being in an agony . . . in conflict with the devil, who some say now appeared visibly to Jesus, in a horrible form. After Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness, Satan left Jesus for a season (Lk.4:13), until another opportunity would come, as now, and now the prince of this world (Jn.14:30) came to Him; and attacked Him in the garden, where the first start on His human nature was made. Now the battle between the two combatants, the serpent, and the seed of the woman began.
He prayed more earnestly . . . Jesus repeated the words He had said before with greater eagerness and persistence, with fervor of Spirit, with strong crying, and tears to Him that was able to save Him from death (Heb.5:7).
And his sweat was, as it were, great drops of blood falling to the ground . . . this account of Christ's bloody sweat is given only by Luke, who being a physician, as is thought, recorded things which fit in to his profession. That it is not mentioned by the other Gospel writers is no unusual thing with them, for one records that which is not in the others.
This sweat was, as it were, great drops of blood is a medical term called hematohidrosis. Around the sweat glands, there are many blood vessels in a net-like form. Under the pressure of great stress the vessels tighten. Then as the anxiety passes “the blood vessels dilate to the point of rupture. The blood goes into the sweat glands. As the sweat glands are producing a lot of sweat, it pushes the blood to the surface, and it comes out as droplets of blood mixed with sweat. It seems that the intention of Luke is to clearly convey the idea that Jesus’ sweat was like drops of blood and was colored with blood from pure blood.
How do the prophets reveal that salvation will be accomplished? They tell us that the LORD’S salvation is made possible only through a Sinless Sufferer. The prophet Isaiah is the main prophet who speaks of this coming servant: Isaiah 49:6-7 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. 7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee. (KJV)
Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. 5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. 6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. 7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. (KJV)
Isaiah 53:4-11 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 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. 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. 7 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. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. (KJV)
We descendants of Adam have a problem; that of SIN, and we must be reconciled to our holy God. The LORD God has made a way (ONLY ONE WAY) to achieve a substitutionary Sacrifice for sin. He has arranged do this through the suffering of His obedient Servant. That Servant is our Redeemer, Saviour and LORD Jesus . . . the Suffering Servant in Isaiah is God’s only begotten Son (John 3:14-18)! Do you KNOW Him?
#1. He will take what is ours . . . our sins and #2. He will give us what is His, His righteousness. #3. He will give us His Spirit to help us live this life on Earth. John 14:16-18 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.(KJV)
The prophet Isaiah gives us a vivid portrait of the future death of Messiah Jesus, our Suffering Servant.
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