Isaiah 53:1-5 NKJV

Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. 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.

Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  But He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

The prophet Isaiah was foreseeing the sacrifice Jesus would make on Calvary. He said that those observing would misunderstand what they saw and miss what God was revealing. He noted that it would take divine revelation to grasp what was actually taking place. Jesus appeared to be punished and some thought God was punishing Him.  However, Jesus was taking our place and suffering instead of us. We deserved what He got but He changed places with us and redeemed us from the curse that was upon humanity. He did not transgress the law or sin against God but He was beaten for our transgressions and iniquities. He did nothing to deserve sickness and disease but He suffered for us to be free from them. He did not need peace – we did; but He paid the price for us to have it. By the wounds He bore we are forgiven, healed and able to live in peace. We have peace with God and peace from God. May this divine revelation increase in us until we are walking in the reality of it 24/7.

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