In the sixth century B.C. it is said that the second part of the book of Isaiah is said to have been written. So six hundred years before Jesus Christ walked amongst us, learning of us, and coming to offer the promised kingdom to the people of Israel, these words were put together to make this book.
In the fifty-third chapter something amazing was given to the Jewish people. I have heard it said that this book is not allowed to be read within the descendants of the twelve sons of Jacob. If it is true I understand why this could be. Why? For it would mean they must accept the fact that they didn’t see Him for who He was. Even though He did many, many miracles. Even though He said the words that would cause them to awaken to the truth, but it is a truth they did not want to hear.
I then look about at what my eyes and ears perceive in what is called the church today and I see a community that is a reflection not of Jesus, but of the people of Israel in the years that Jesus walked along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. I see them rejecting Jesus Christ and I know that His return will be soon and it will be to the sorrow of thousands if not millions that assumed that they were right with God.
In reality though they have become the Pharisee, the Sadducees and the Herodians, yet they are too blind to see this as fact. Yet if they even suspect it in their hearts they lie to themselves saying this is the furthest thing from the truth, when it is all too real.
Below you will see a key part of Isaiah 53 and remember these word were inspired six hundred (600) years before Jesus was amongst us:
1 Who has believed our message?
To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm?
2 My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot,
like a root in dry ground.
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,
nothing to attract us to him.
3 He was despised and rejected—
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.
He was despised, and we did not care.
4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
5 But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on him
the sins of us all.
“All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.”